2013 - Ch Canon 1er Grand Cru Classé St Emilion
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Canon
Region
St Emilion
Grape
Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2020 - 2029
Case size
6x150cl
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2013 CH CANON 1ER GRAND CRU CLASSÉ ST EMILION - 6x150cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château Canon
Region
St Emilion
Grape
Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2020 - 2029
Case size
6x150cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £572.14 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, April 2014,
    Score: 90-92

    With 65% Merlot and 35% Cabernet Franc, this is a very poised wine, with lovely reserved aromas of lavender and violets. In the mouth this is balanced and harmonious, with a naturally fresh crunchy fruit feel. A very classical wine.

  • NM1

    Neal Martin, October 2016,
    Score: 89

    The 2013 Canon has a light, crisp cedar and graphite tinged nose, perhaps Left Bank in style, muted at first but gently unfolding. It never lets go completely and you end up trying to eke out more by swirling your glass (to no avail!). The palate is well balanced with fleshy ripe fruit on the entry, structured but clipped and short on the finish, as if to say, "that's enough." It is a well made Canon, even if former winemaker John Kolasa oversaw many greater vintages of Château Canon during his tenure.

  • NM

    Neal Martin, April 2014,
    Score: 90-92

    The 2013 is the first vintage in a long time with a high percentage of Cabernet Franc: a blend of 65% Merlot and 35% Cabernet Franc. The vines were de-leafed on one side in July and the second side in September to achieve ripeness. It was picked from 1 October until 10 October and sees 70% new oak. There is a subtle marine influence on the nose with touches of marmalade and seaweed infusing the red berry fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins. This feels plush in the mouth with an attractive spicy, confit finish. This is a finely tuned, elegant Canon in the making. Nothing new there.

  • DC

    Decanter, April 2014,
    Score: 90

    Fresh, brambly nose. Dark and red fruit with a leafy note. Mid-palate is smooth and sweet. Firmness and length on the finish. Drink: 2019-2030

  • MJ

    Matthew Jukes, April 2014,
    Score: 16+

    Earthy, blunt and not very charming. Blocky and granity, the fruit is masked by the oak and extraction. None of the pretty elements of the grapes have emerged but it is compact and might blossom one day.

  • JR

    Jancis Robinson, April 2014,
    Score: 17+

    Cherry and plum, luxurious violet and pepper scent. Attractive layering of flavour and high tannins that don’t seem too ambitious given the good concentration on the mid palate. Good length too. Has a lovely sense of traditional structure with generous, sweet fruit and plenty of development to come. (RH)

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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.