The velvety, silky style of Chateau Canon is a magical result of the way the grape varieties benefit from its soil. The wines that grow in it fresh, subtle and elegant. They have a remarkable capacity for aging. Chateau Canon is therefore a wine that requires patience, which over time reveals its noble qualities.
Interesting aromas of delicate dark fruits and sandalwood follow through to a medium- to full-bodied palate, with fine tannins and a silky finish. Balanced and caressing. Lovely sweet fruit on the finish. Canon shows reserve and refinement this year. Best after 2011. 3,750 cases made. –JS
The different plots of vines total 54 acres of very uniform soil types, which is the first hint that Chateau Caonon is unusual with respect to the rest of the Saint Emilion area. The Subltle combination of limestone containing fossilized starfish covered by a thin layer of clay left behind by a prehistoric lake, constitute an ideal environment for the grape varieties, highlighting the expression of their characteristics. Fresh, yet not very rich, this type... View More