2005 - Ch Canon 1er Grand Cru Classé St Emilion
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Canon
Region
St Emilion
Grape
Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2019 - 2042
Case size
6x150cl
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2005 CH CANON 1ER GRAND CRU CLASSÉ ST EMILION - 6x150cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château Canon
Region
St Emilion
Grape
Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2019 - 2042
Case size
6x150cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £1,712.14 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH2

    Goedhuis, March 2018

    Sweet spiced plums and red berries on the nose. The body is effortlessly smooth, with graceful tannins dancing through to a long, fine finish. One of my favourite St Emilions of the night.

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, April 2006,
    Score: 90-92+

    Noticeably plump and rich with extra sweetness on the mid-palate, it has chewy, prominent tannins that become more silky and refined on the finish. This is the best wine made at Ch Canon for many years. Drink 2012 - 2025+.

  • NM

    Neal Martin, March 2017,
    Score: 95

    Tasted at the Château Canon vertical, the 2005 Canon is evolving into a quite gorgeous Saint Emilion. One can still discern those brown spices infiltrating the ripe red and black fruit. There is fine mineralité here, great focus, perhaps just a hint of dried blood that develops with time. The palate is medium-bodied with supple, ripe tannin. It is a very complex Saint Emilion with immense purity and style, a wine that you have to keep coming back to in order to understand. It's at that pivotal stage between primary and secondary notes, the red and black fruit being overtaken by cedar, morels and a touch of game. It gently lifts and fans out to a quite captivating finish. Dare I say that the 2005 Canon is the pick of the three over 2009 and 2010? There...I've said it...it is a quite brilliant wine. Tasted October 2015.

  • RP1

    Robert Parker, April 2008,
    Score: 90+

    With a saturated deep ruby color, but less intense than some other St.-Emilions, this is probably the best Canon in a number of years. It is still made in a relatively austere, tannic style, but strong black cherry and loamy soil notes intermixed with some licorice and background subtle oak lead to a rich, elegant, stylish effort that is closed and in need of cellaring. Give this wine, which clearly reveals the minerality of this top-notch vineyard, at least 7-8 years of bottle age and drink it over the following 20-25 years. Drink: 2015 - 2040.

  • RP

    Robert Parker, April 2007,
    Score: 90-93

    This is the finest Canon produced under the Chanel ownership and John Kolasa's administration. A striking minerality interwoven with black currant and flower aromas jump from the glass of this medium to full-bodied, dense, freakishly elegant effort. Possessing beautiful structure, good acidity, yet remarkable intensity as well as precision, this deep purple-colored 2005 will undoubtedly close down after bottling. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2025.

  • JR2

    Jancis Robinson, December 2012,
    Score: 18

    80% Merlot. Rich and dense and well balanced. Comfortable and steady. Long and with real deep throat-warming quality. Very charming. Not big nor especially ripe but very appetising. Drink 2015-2032

  • JR

    Jancis Robinson, April 2006,
    Score: 16

    Dark purple with a pale rim. Thick, ripe aromas. Black cherry fruit - rather simple fruit gum flavours, then pretty fierce tannins on the finish. Dry fade on the finish. Not especially lively, though hedonistic in terms of intensity of fruit. Drink 2016-26.

  • WS

    Wine Spectator, April 2006,
    Score: 89-91

    Blackberry, cherry and light toasted oak on the nose. Full, silky and pretty. Very balanced. So refined.

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Producer

Château Canon

Château Canon is located on rich limestone soil slopes southwest of the town of St Emilion. It is known for its muscular style which when young can be quite backward and tight but with age can evolve beautifully. Now owned by Chanel, who have invested heavily, Canon is going from strength to strength.

Region

St Emilion

South of Pomerol lies the medieval, perched village of St Emilion. Surrounding St Emilion are vines that produce round, rich and often hedonistic wines. Despite a myriad of soil types, two main ones dominate - the gravelly, limestone slopes that delve down to the valley from the plateau and the valley itself which is comprised of limestone, gravel, clay and sand. Despite St Emilion's popularity today, it was not until the 1980s to early 1990s that attention was brought to this region. Robert Parker, the famous wine critic, began reviewing their Merlot-dominated wines and giving them hefty scores. The rest is history as they say. Similar to the Médoc, there is a classification system in place which dates from 1955 and outlines several levels of quality. These include its regional appellation of St Emilion, St Emilion Grand Cru, St Emilion Grand Cru Classé and St Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classé, which is further divided into "A" (Ausone and Cheval Blanc) and "B" (including Angélus, Canon, Figeac and a handful of others). To ensure better accuracy, the classification is redone every 10 years enabling certain châteaux to be upgraded or downgraded depending on on the quality of their more recent vintages.