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Canon 1986

Chateau Canon

31 years

This wine is still bound up by its high tannin content. It reveals a dark garnet/ruby color with no amber at the edge. The nose primarily offers minerals, earth, and smoke, with black plum and cassis fruit in the background. On the attack, the wine is rich, medium-bodied, and elegant, with lofty tannin in the finish. Although approachable, it remains youthful and vibrant. Anticipated maturity: 1999-2015. Last tasted 12/97 *** The 1986 displays a perfume of toasty, smoky, new oak and blackcurrants, has impressive extract, and a wonderful purity of currant fruit that reminded me of the classic Cabernets made by the tiny Napa Valley winery of Spottswoode. Anticipated maturity: 1997-2015. Last tasted, 1/93.

89 Robert Parker score

€ 1,300
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Last Update October 2015

Chateau Canon

Chateau Canon is a highly esteemed wine production estate in the Saint Emilion appellation of Bordeaux, France. Originally referred to as Clos St-Martin, this top Bordeaux fine wine is ranked among the Premier Grand Crus Classe B, as designated by the classification of Saint Emilion wine.

 

Chateau Canon, located in the south west of Saint Emilion, is a neighbor to other renowned wine estates like Chateau Magdelaine, Chateau La Gaffeliere and Chateau Ausone. The vineyard surface measures around 21.5 hectares, with a grape selection of 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc.

 

Since the early 20th century, Chateau Canon has been rated as one of the best Saint Emilion wines; in total, around 7,500 – 9,000 cases are produced each year, of both the first wine Chateau Canon as well as the second wine Clos de Canon.

7,500 - 9,000 cases

Annual production

Premier Grand Cru Classe (B)

Classification

Saint Emilion/Right Bank

Location/Region

21.5 hectares

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