Château Canon 2019
• Domaine: Château Canon
• Appellation: Saint-Emilion
• Classification: Premier Grand Cru Classé
• Origin: Right Bank, Bordeaux, France
About 25 years ago, French fashion house CHANEL entered into the world of fine wine. It purchased the largely underperforming Margaux Second Growth estate Château Rauzan-Ségla. Two years later they acquired the Saint-Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classé, Château Canon. Through consistent investment in the land and the oversight and management by the same winemaking team led by the talended Nicolas Audebert, they have since turned these properties into two of the most in-demand wines in Bordeaux today. They have further acquired Château Berliquet in Saint-Emilion, and turned that property into a rising star. Subscribers to our Wine of the Month program would know, as we have featured Château Berliquet 2010 in our April 2021 selection.
"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." - Jane Anson, Decanter (June, 2020), Ratings: 98, Drink: 2028-2050