2022 Croix Canon St Emilion Grand Cru - 6x75cl
  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château Canon
  • Region St Emilion
  • Drinking 2025 - 2038
  • Case size 6x75cl
  • Available En Primeur

2022 - Croix Canon St Emilion Grand Cru - 6x75cl

  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château Canon
  • Region St Emilion
  • Drinking 2025 - 2038
  • Case size 6x75cl
  • Available En Primeur
Case price: £155.00 In Bond
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  • Neal Martin, April 2023, Score: 91-93

    The 2022 Croix Canon, matured in 30% new oak and contains more Cabernet Franc than previous vintages, has quite a backward nose initially and demands coaxing from the glass. It repays patience with blackberry, briary and subtle undergrowth notes, with a black olive hint. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannins, fresh and saline. This is very well balanced with more structure on the finish than recent vintages. Recommended, but don't be afraid to chuck it in your cellar. Drink 2030-2050

  • Wine Advocate, April 2023, Score: 91-93

    A terrific effort that will likely number among the values of the vintage, the 2022 Croix Canon offers up aromas of dark berries, petals and warm spices, followed by a medium to full-bodied, ample and fleshy palate framed by supple tannins and concluding with a saline finish. It will offer a broad drinking window.

  • Decanter, April 2023, Score: 93

    Smoke, liquorice, charred tobacco, coffee and mocha notes on the nose. Ripe and softly fleshy on the palate, this has density and chew but no overt heaviness, remains light and tight with grip to the super fine but supportive tannins that fill the mouth. Has a touch of austerity in the bite and clean tang to the fruit with mineral edges of liquorice and slate. There’s power here no doubt, but this has spark and energy, a liveliness with concentration of black fruit. There's juiciness and a sense of precise cleanness on the palate that is so appealing and then the focus and tension comes in at the end. It feels quite powerful with some hints of alcohol at the end but also gives a lifted mint and liquorice freshness. 3.5pH. Ageing 16-18 months , 30% new oak. Harvest 30 August - 22nd September.

  • Goedhuis, April 2023, Score: 92-94

    One of the contenders for the top second wine of the vintage, an extremely competitive category in 2022, this Croix Canon is truly exemplary. There’s a good reason that winemaker Nicolas Audebert has decided to release this wine En Primeur. Inky purple in appearance, there is a lovely perfume of ripe plum and blackberry scents wrapped in sandalwood and woodspice. The palate has a plump, supple and generous start, with a smooth unctuous mouthfeel that’s lifted by bright, vibrant acidity, lace-like tannins and a warmly perfumed, long finish.

  • James Suckling, April 2023, Score: 95-96

    Very fine and polished with sweet tobacco and chocolate with green olives. Currants. Medium-bodied with fine and polished tannins with a lovely length. Friendly nature to this. Turns slightly salty. 75% merlot and 25% cabernet franc.

  • Jancis Robinson, April 2023, Score: 16.5

    Deep crimson. Edgy. Nervy nose. For Cab Franc fans. Clean and fresh, slightly inky on the dry finish. Drink 2027 – 2040

  • Jane Anson, April 2023, Score: 93

    Ruby red colour, with cool blue fruit that is unusual in the vintage for its sap and reserve. As it opens the palate widens, and creamier damson and red cherry appear, without sacrificing the juice and lift through the palate. The austerity, that is offset with gunsmoke curls, is impressive, and this is a finessed Croix Canon that has a lot going for it. Bitter black chocolate gives focus on the finish. 45hl/h yield. 30% new oak.

  • Matthew Jukes, April 2023, Score: 17.5

    This has such an open, floral, charming nose; it is like walking into an upmarket florist. One sip reminds you that this is a great wine born of an outstanding vintage, yet it is approachable, beautifully buoyant, restrained, and elegant on the finish. This is a stunning Croix Canon, which is not surprising given its parent wine is so awe-inspiring in 2022. Calm, layered, indulgent and generous, the finish alone marks this as a great wine, and the tannins are as cool, fine, long and savoury it defies belief.

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.