About the Wine
As one of just 18 Premier Grand Crus in Saint Emilion, 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 this highly-coveted status.The estate's wines have earned multiple 95+ scores, and have been featured on several occasions in Wine Spectator's annual list of the Top 100 Wines of the Year.
Château Canon’s walled vineyard lies at the entrance to Saint-Emilion Grand Cru. It even extends into the village, with the Bourg de Château Canon plot which adjoins the Couvent des Cordeliers in Rue de la Porte Brunet. Surrounded by dwellings, this unique 1,500 square meters parcel is plowed by horse and is hand-harvested in traditional style, vines have been grown on the same plots at Chateau Canon for the last 500 years.
In 1996, this historical estate was acquired by the luxury fashion brand Chanel. Since then, Château Canon has undergone significant investments and improvements, solidifying its position as one of the leading estates in the Saint-Émilion appellation.
Château Canon is a highly esteemed wine from Saint-Émilion. Known for its exceptional quality, terroir-driven expression, and aging potential, it represents the rich winemaking heritage of Bordeaux. This wine is a dream come true for Bordeaux lovers, and an ode to its magnificent terroir. After almost 15 years of aging in the bottle, this wine is ready to drink today!
2009 was an outstanding vintage in Saint Emilion. Vinous Media blessed this year with a 97-point review and said that it was "one of the greatest all-time Bordeaux vintages."
Aging: 18 to 20 months in French oak barrels.
Tasting Notes:75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet.
See Critical Reviews for detailed tasting notes.
One of my favorite vintages from this incredible terroir located on the upper plateau of Saint-Emilion, the 2009 Château Canon is just about pure perfection in a glass. It delivers a monster bouquet of blackberries, raspberries, white truffles, and flowery incense that develops beautifully with time in the glass. Rich, full-bodied, and powerful, it's still classic Saint-Emilon, offering incredible minerality as well as structure. This brilliant wine can be drunk any time over the coming two decades. ~99 Jeb Dunnuck
Medium to deep garnet colored, the 2009 Canon is a little reticent to begin, opening out to notions of rare beef, cast iron pan, cigar boxes, and cloves with a core of baked plums and mulberries plus a waft of dried lavender. Full, richly fruited, and still quite youthful, the palate has a firm yet velvety texture and seamless freshness supporting the generous fruit, finishing long and mineral-laced. ~97+ Robert Parker
Hugely dense, foursquare wine with great fruit and the purest tannins. Chocolate and coffee predominate at the same time as sweet tannins and acidity. A wine that combines charm with great power. ~95 Wine Enthusiast
A fleshy and generous St.-Emilion with a great interplay of fresh and super-ripe plum aromas. Behind this is quite a major tannin structure and plenty of chalky minerality that carries the bold finish beautifully. Drink or hold. ~95 James Suckling
Very deeply-colored. Subdued, muted nose. Huge concentration, power and heat with substantial oak presence. A monumental style that slightly overlooks the magical effect. ~94 Gilbert & Gaillard
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