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  • Country ranking ?

    358
  • Producer ranking ?

    1
  • Decanting time

    3h
  • When to drink

    from 2025
  • Food Pairing

    Braised Beef Short Ribs with White Truffle Oil

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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Vintage 2016

Château Canon’s walled vineyard lies at the entrance to Saint-Emilion. It even extends into the centre of the village, where Château Canon owns a plot adjoining the Couvent des Cordeliers in Rue de la Porte Brunet.

Surrounded by dwellings, this unique 1,500 square metres parcel is ploughed by horse and is hand harvested in traditional style. Planted to Merlot and with Premier Grand Cru Classé status, its grapes are used in crafting the estate’s Grand Vin.

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Latest Pro-tasting notes

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Tasting note

color

Medium

ending

Medium and Spicy

flavors

Blackberry, Blueberry, Raspberry, Vanilla, Cedar and Tobacco

taste

Average in Acidity, Balanced, Round, Jammy, Silky and Sweet tannins

Written Notes

Deep colour, Fragrant cassis dark plum inky graphite aromas. Supple and well concentrated with lovely cassis, dark plum, inky flavours, supple long looseknit graphite textures and fresh vanilla roasted expresso notes. Lovely fine bitter sweet finish with mineral/ salinelength. Very good tension and expression. Tasted at the Union des Grand Crus. 96 points     

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Good looking normal size bottle. Colour is medium. The taste is round, fat, silky, with sweet tannins, and average in acidity and with balanced structure. On the palate it is layered and has blueberry, tobacco, vanilla, blackberry, cedar and raspberry flavours. The finish is medium long and spicy.
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Information

Origin

S.Emilion, St. Emilion

Vintage Quality

Outstanding

Value For Money

Best buy

Investment potential

Below Average

Fake factory

None

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 Andrew Caillard MW, Wine Writer (Australia)  tasted  Château Canon 2016  ( Château Canon )

Deep colour, Fragrant cassis dark plum inky graphite aromas. Supple and well concentrated with lovely cassis, dark plum, inky flavours, supple long looseknit graphite textures and fresh vanilla roasted expresso notes. Lovely fine bitter sweet finish with mineral/ salinelength. Very good tension and expression. Tasted at the Union des Grand Crus. 96 points     

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