2014 Chateau Canon 'Croix Canon' St. Emilion Grand Cru Classé

I constantly find myself craving for a bottle of a prime Bordeaux, but if I’d given into all my wine wishes, I’d probably have already gone broke. Luckily for me (and you), we’ve got a little present from some of the most coveted Grand Cru Classified Châteaux, and it’s called a “Second Wine”. Second wines are an excellent way to taste the winemaking styles of a Bordeaux house without breaking the bank.

One of the most ambitious Second Wines ever created comes from Grand Cru, Château Canon, and it happens to be today’s wine offer: 2014 Chateau Canon 'Croix Canon' St. Emilion Grand Cru Classé.

To have a reference of the exceptional quality of this wine, let me enlighten you that the grapes used for Croix Canon are sourced from a vineyard right next to Château Angelus, the crème de la crème in Saint-Emilion and one of the only 4 "Premier Grand Cru Classé A" chateaux.

Clos Canon has a big reputation to live up to. Year after year, it is more apparent that this estate has earned and deserves to maintain its highly-coveted status.

This is one of the best value buys on the Right Bank, and it is ready to be opened today; however, if you have enough patience to save it in your cellar for another 5 to 8 years, I can assure you that it will only get better.

“The crushed-berry and lemon-rind character are beautiful on the nose and the palate. Medium-to full-bodied, firm, and silky. Lovely texture and length. Refined.” ~92 James Suckling.