Château Canon 2019
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
"Sleek, elegant and appealing even before you get your nose near the glass. Aromatically it is deep and rich, and then it revs up and takes off. Dense, compact and intense, zingy limestone vibrancy and grip. Winemakers say they are looking for balance all the time, but here you feel it, with tiny pulses of electricity that appear from beginning to end of the palate. Salinity on the finish with gunsmoke and extremely moreish blueberry and blackberry fruit, with a creamy texture as things open up. 50% new oak. Thomas Duclos consults. Drinking Window 2028 - 2050"
Score: 98 Jane Anson, Decanter.com, June 2020