2022 Ch Canon 1er Grand Cru Classé St Emilion - 6x75cl
  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château Canon
  • Region St Emilion
  • Grape Merlot / Cabernet Franc
  • Drinking 2029 - 2055
  • Case size 6x75cl
  • Available En Primeur

2022 - Ch Canon 1er Grand Cru Classé St Emilion - 6x75cl

  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château Canon
  • Region St Emilion
  • Grape Merlot / Cabernet Franc
  • Drinking 2029 - 2055
  • Case size 6x75cl
  • Available En Primeur
Case price: £600 – £750
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  • Neal Martin, April 2023, Score: 96-98

    The 2022 Canon was picked from 30 August to 22 September and is matured in 50% new oak for a planned 18 months. It has a beautifully-defined bouquet with plumes of blackberry, raspberry and subtle violet flower scents. The palate is very fresh on the entry, announcing a relatively linear Canon. The limestone terroir seeps into every pore of this Saint-Émilion. This is one of the more intellectual and saline Canon wines in recent years. A triumph in such a hot growing season, elevated by its limestone soils. Drink 2032-2075

  • Wine Advocate, April 2023, Score: 99-100

    From an estate that is delivering its greatest run of vintages since the superb Post War series that preceded the frosts of 1956, the 2022 Canon is a magical wine that will be worth every effort to track down. Wafting from the glass with aromas of dark berries, wild plums and cherries mingled with hints of bay leaf, spices and violets, it's full-bodied, layered and multidimensional, with huge levels of concentration, vibrant acids and beautifully refined tannins. Concluding with a long, saline finish, this pure, perfumed and ineffably complete Canon is built for the ages, even if its structural polish is such that it will be approachable at a surprisingly early age.

  • Antonio Galloni, April 2023, Score: 96-99

    The 2022 Canon is elegant and sensual, with virtually no sensation of tannin. A wine with no beginning and end, Canon is totally seamless. All the Canon signatures are there, but woven together in an effortless, gracious expression of this site. It's the sort of wine that is about subtlety and nuance more than power. Dark red/purplish fruit, lavender, rose petal and spice caress the palate, but ultimately, Canon is above all else a wine of exquisite detail. Haute couture. Tasted three times. Drink 2032-2072.

  • Goedhuis, April 2023, Score: 18

    One of the most exciting wines of the vintage, highlighting the poise and balance of the very finest wines not only in St Emilion, but the whole of Bordeaux. Ethereal and uplifting, it belies the heat of the year. With a magical fragrance of white peach, primrose, lavender and cherry blossom, it seduces with its charm and grace: the combination of fruit, tannins and freshness is in total harmony to create a wine of unbelievable refinement. The finish is juicy and succulent with its deep dark berry fruit flavours, a touch of mocha and roasted coffee bean and very very long. Hitting the road towards perfection!

  • James Suckling, April 2023, Score: 98-99

    Endless on the palate with plenty of umami character. So Canon in its nature with plenty of fruit and fine tannins, yet almost weightless. The structure is all there. Electric. Long, long, long. 75% merlot and 25% cabernet franc.

  • Jancis Robinson, April 2023, Score: 18

    This lovely wine really goes to the limit of unexpected freshness in 2022! Subtle and limpid and dangerously approachable. The lively calcaire note is very obvious. Clean and pure. Lots buried in there. Health juice/mouthwash. More lifted than the Rauzan-Ségla and less concentrated. Drink 2030 – 2050

  • Jane Anson, April 2023, Score: 98

    The inky intensity of the colour might make you worry that the limestone signature will be swamped, but it is very much guiding proceedings on the palate here. Expect waves of red roses, rhubarb, pink grapefruit, salinity, but also real intensity, there is a depth and complexity that quite stunning as the wine expands through the palate, with creamy blue and black fruits, and a mouthwatering oyster shell finish. 45hl/h, 3.5ph, 50% new oak, with four larger-sized oak casks. A standout in the vintage, more proof of the exceptional level that Canon is playing at right now. 50% new oak.

  • Jeb Dunnuck, April 2023, Score: 97-99+

    Tasted on three separate occasions (and I thought it had the potential to be a perfect wine on one of those), the 2022 Château Canon is an incredible wine in the making, and it might be the finest in the series starting in 2015. A blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc harvested between August 30 and September 22, it comes from yields of 45 hectoliters per hectare and hit 14.5% alcohol. The élevage will run 16-18 months in just 30% new French oak. As classy as they come, it has a beautiful perfume of red and blue fruits as well as notes of white flowers, truffly earth, woodsmoke, and forest floor. With incredible density, a multi-layered texture, ultra-fine tannins, and integrated acidity, this incredible Canon will evolve for 30-40 years. I finished my rough note on this with "Pure class."

  • Jancis Robinson, April 2023, Score: 17.5++

    Elegant and precise on the nose. Red fruit with a chalky freshness. Beautifully textured. Velvety tannins and lovely persistence. Clean, fresh and long on the finish. Harmonious. Spot-on for the vintage. (James Lawther MW). 14.5%. Drink 2030 – 2048

  • Matthew Jukes, April 2023, Score: 20++

    You can read about Canon’s second wine (Croix Canon) in this Report, and, of course, I tasted this wine first. I was shocked at just how rewarding and complex it was, and so when I eventually approached the Grand Vin, it was with a degree of trepidation. Could it soar above Croix Canon, as it should, or would it just taste like a darker and more backward creation? Before climbing into Canon, I also tasted two barrel samples of this wine in the cellar. One was taken from a new barrel, and the second from a 1-year-old barrel. The precise combination of these two exquisite flavours equals Canon. As I climbed the stairs from the cellar to the tasting room, I wondered if the potential shown in the cellar could be replicated in the blended wine. The answer is that Canon is nothing short of perfection in 2022. The flavours power on and then, without warning, 33 unexpectedly grows even riper and richer, and this feeling of profound quality and nobility sensation lasts for an eternity. This is such a pleasing and engaging wine from the very first moment the flavour passes your lips. It then stays there, resplendent and proud. This is a standout wine for Canon, and the density, ripeness and long and keen-edged finish make it so thrilling. I cannot find even the slightest blemishes or imperfections in the whole Canon experience, and I think this will be one of the longest-lived wines in this property’s history.


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.


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.