The stylish Chateau Canon is one of the most famous Saint-Emilion properties, named after Jacques Kanon who bought the estate in 1760. Today, it belongs to the Wertheimer galaxy, alongside Chanel and Chateau Rausan-Segla in Margaux.
A ready-to-drink gem in the vintage of the 2000s decade.
Chateau Canon, Saint Emilion 1er Grand Cru Classe B, 2005
95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Tasted at the Château Canon vertical, the 2005 Canon is evolving into a quite gorgeous Saint Emilion. One can still discern those brown spices infiltrating the ripe red and black fruit. There is fine mineralité here, great focus, perhaps just a hint of dried blood that develops with time. The palate is medium-bodied with supple, ripe tannin. It is a very complex Saint Emilion with immense purity and style, a wine that you have to keep coming back to in order to understand. It's at that pivotal stage between primary and secondary notes, the red and black fruit being overtaken by cedar, morels and a touch of game. It gently lifts and fans out to a quite captivating finish. Dare I say that the 2005 Canon is the pick of the three over 2009 and 2010? There...I've said it...it is a quite brilliant wine. (NM) (3/2017)
70% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc