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  • Country ranking ?

    3 538
  • Producer ranking ?

    11
  • Decanting time

    2h
  • When to drink

    2020-2035

The Story

With 30% of Cabernet Franc, Château Canon’s planting is characteristic of Saint-Emilion. The limestone soil reveals the full character of Cabernet Franc, which is a perfect complement to Merlot. The two varieties have long been used together. Cabernet Franc brings freshness, delicacy and structure to Château Canon wines. It makes subtle wines with fine acidity. It gives them great aromatic persistence with varied and complex smoky, roasted and mineral notes

The Merlot grape variety reigns supreme in Saint-Emilion. Its name comes from the local patois and means petite merle (small blackbird) because of its dark colour similar to that of the bird. Restructuring Château Canon’s vineyard has made it possible to plant it 65% to Merlot, bringing it in line with the estate’s original planting scheme. Their wide, dark green leaves are highly indented. They provide shelter for large, long, open clusters of grapes. The small, round grapes are bluish black when ripe and their juicy flesh is particularly sweet. Although hardy, Merlot vines are sensitive to spring frost as they develop early. They thrive in this clay and limestone soil which stays cool even in summer. These engaging Merlots are smooth on the palate, mellow and supple; they have presence and offer roundness in the mouth. Their aromatic complexity is characterised by aromas of red and dark summer fruit. On aging they develop woody and spicy notes. These subtle and refined Merlots with delicate, silky tannins bring smoothness and charm to Château Canon.

 

 

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Ruby. Dark and red berries, plums, floral and vanilla nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, lively, fresh, fuller bodied than most this vintage, lovely balance, fresh and long. 90-92
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Dark purple red with violet hue and almost black core. Elegant nose with persistent character, fine fruit reminiscent of mulberries, blackberries and red berryfruit. Hints of mild spices in the background. On the palate well structured with elegant acidity, fine tannins, complex flavour and convincing length.
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S.Emilion, St. Emilion

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 Christer Byklum / Leading Scandinavian wine blogger, Wine Writer (Norway)  tasted  Château Canon 2013  ( Château Canon )

"Ruby. Dark and red berries, plums, floral and vanilla nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, lively, fresh, fuller bodied than most this vintage, lovely balance, fresh and long. 90-92"

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 Markus Del Monego / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  Château Canon 2013  ( Château Canon )

"Dark purple red with violet hue and almost black core. Elegant nose with persistent character, fine fruit reminiscent of mulberries, blackberries and red berryfruit. Hints of mild spices in the background. On the palate well structured with elegant acidity, fine tannins, complex flavour and convincing length. "

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92p
 Christer Byklum / Leading Scandinavian wine blogger, Wine Writer (Norway)  tasted  Château Canon 2013  ( Château Canon )

"Ruby. Dark and red berries, plums, floral and vanilla nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, lively, fresh, fuller bodied than most this vintage, lovely balance, fresh and long. 90-92
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 Markus Del Monego / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  Château Canon 2013  ( Château Canon )

"Dark purple red with violet hue and almost black centre. Elegant nose with discreet fruit, hints of mild spices.On the palate well structured with good weight and length. "

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