2021 Ch Canon 1er Grand Cru Classé St Emilion - 6x75cl
  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château Canon
  • Region St Emilion
  • Grape Merlot / Cabernet Franc
  • Drinking 2026 - 2040
  • Case size 6x75cl
  • Available En Primeur

2021 - Ch Canon 1er Grand Cru Classé St Emilion - 6x75cl

  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château Canon
  • Region St Emilion
  • Grape Merlot / Cabernet Franc
  • Drinking 2026 - 2040
  • Case size 6x75cl
  • Available En Primeur
Case price: £540.00 In Bond
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  • Goedhuis, April 2022, Score: 94-96

    A bright, fresh and racy wine, combining both red and black currants, it is full of electrifying energy. 71% Merlot fills out the palate with deep, dark toffee and oriental spice, whilst 29% Cabernet Franc brings a joyful, fresh vibrance. Well-structured tannins come through on the finish. This has tremendous potential.

  • Neal Martin, April 2022, Score: 92-94

    The 2021 Canon was picked September 16 to October 6 and matured in 50% new oak for a planned 16–18 months. Around 70% of the vineyard produced the normal yield, which underwent a 50% deselection, yet it still yielded 40hL/ha because the vines did not suffer stress. After mildew, any bunches that showed damage on the stems were removed. Nicolas Audebert told me that there was no concentration or saignée, just a little chaptalization (around 0.5–1.0%, depending on the tank). This has quite a concentrated bouquet of opulent dark cherries, blueberry, violet and just a hint of camphor. The palate is medium-bodied and pliant, with gentle grip, saturated tannins and a judicious touch of spice toward the compact finish. While recent top-flight vintages may well eclipse this Canon, it still stands as a fine addition to the recent roster. Drink 2030 - 2060

  • Antonio Galloni, April 2022, Score: 95-97

    Dramatic, rich and imposing, the 2021 Canon is shaping up to be one of the wines of the vintage. Sculpted red purplish fruit, rose petal, lavender, sage and crushed rocks all race out of the glass. A heady, vertical wine, Canon is endowed with tremendous concentration and class. The aromatics alone are beguiling, but it is the wine's balance that impresses most. Tasted three times. This is such an elegant and regal wine. Drink 2031-2061

  • Wine Advocate, April 2022, Score: 94-96

    A brilliant wine in the making, the 2021 Canon offers up aromas of cherries, wild berries, licorice, sweet soil tones, raw cocoa, Indian spices and rose petals. Medium to full-bodied, layered and multidimensional, it's immensely refined and seamless, with a lively spine of acidity, ripe tannins and a long, penetrating, intensely saline finish. This beautifully balanced Canon is one of the classiest, most complete wines of the Right Bank in this vintage. Tasted four times.

  • Matthew Jukes, April 2022, Score: 18.5

    This is a gentle, layered, silky and near-flamboyant Canon, and nothing is forced nor too urgent, and the result is a wine that is serenely fruited and beautifully balanced on the nose and palate. While this is firmly a medium-weight wine, there is a density of perfume and succulence on the palate, and it will enchant all-comers. The freshness and elegance here are tremendous, and the flavours are kaleidoscopic. With an impressive length and thought-provoking complexity, this is a multifaceted wine with great accuracy, refinement, and drive.

  • Wine Cellar Insider, April 2022, Score: 94-96

    The nose stands out with its nuances of flowers, crushed stones, spearmint, cigar wrapper, red plums, fresh cherries, herbs, and a touch of fennel. The wine is all about its freshness, purity, energy and elegant nature, finishing with silky tannins with their trademark touch of salt, mint leaf, and sweet, vibrant red berries. The wine blends 71% Merlot with 29% Cabernet Franc, 13.5% ABV. The harvest took place September 16 - October 6. Drink from 2026-2055.

  • Jane Anson, April 2022, Score: 96

    Gorgeous bright plum colour with violet reflections. The epitome of careful, precise, well-spliced winemaking. Sibling estate Berliquet has perhaps more immediate charm, because there is more power running through it, but this is just elegance and finesse personified. Red cherry, raspberry, blueberry, blackberry, slate, saffron, oyster shell, they have teased out layers of complexity that were not easy to find in the vintage, and there is length also, with pummice stone salinity scraping across the palate. It's subtle, and it's not at the heights of a 2019 Canon, but this will not be out of place in a vertical of the estate. Tasted twice. 50% new oak, 40hl/h yield, harvest September 16 to October 8. Thomas Duclos consultant.

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.