The Fournier family that has run Canon for decades sold the property in 1996 to Chanel, purchasers of the famed Margaux estate, Rauzan-Segla, several years ago. Needless to say, this estate's disappointing efforts over recent years should be reversed. The cellars are being renovated, and with the installation of the capable team of John Kolasa and David Orr, this estate should rebound quickly. In addition to unpleasant severe, tough tannin, a moldy, wet dog/musty cardboard bouquet is present in this clipped, unattractive wine. Avoid.
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
Premier Grand Cru Classe (B)
Saint Emilion/Right Bank
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