Château Canon 2015, St Emilion - 100 Points Neal Martin
£250.00 per bottle
Appellation - Saint-Emilion
Owner - Since 1996 it has been owned by Chanel, who also owns Château Rauzan-Ségla in Margaux.
70% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc
Second wine – Croix Canon (before 2012 Clos Canon)
Annual production – 100,000 bottles
Best vintages in the last 10 years - 2015 & 2016
"The 2015 Canon was a benchmark wine that seemed to revitalize this historic estate. I was crossing my fingers that it would not disappoint in bottle and I am glad to say that it delivers the goods. It has a very intense bouquet (just as it showed out of barrel) with laser-like precision offering wild strawberry, raspberry preserve, wet limestone and hints of truffle. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, clean and fresh with pure black and red fruit whose every atom appears infused with minerals. The mouth is tingling long after the wine has exited and your brain is thinking...when is the next sip coming? It is frankly heads and shoulders above almost every Saint Émilion this vintage, to reaffirm, a benchmark for this historic estate that will give pleasure to many over the coming years. Astonishing. Anticipated maturity: 2021 - 2050."
Neal Martin, March 2018