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Red Wine
Château Canon
1er Grand Cru Classé 2009, 75cl
Saint-Émilion

235,39
approx. £203.11

 14.5%

 Serve at 16º-18º

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93/100  Wine Spectator

 

Lisa Perroti-Brown, tasting note published in March 25th 2019

Medium to deep garnet in colour, the 2009 Canon is a little reticent to start, opening up to notions of rare meat, cast-iron pan, cigar boxes and cloves with a core of roasted plums and blackberries and a waft of dried lavender. Full, richly fruity and with a fairly youthful sillage, the palate has a firm but velvety texture and seamless freshness supporting the generous fruit, finishing long and minerally.

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Château Canon

Originally a small vineyard planted around St-Martin Church by Jean Biès in the early 18th century, the property was called Clos St-Martin, sold in 1760 to Jacques Kanon, probably the source of the Canon name. A real closure, the original 12-hectare vineyard was surrounded by a wall, which Kanon expanded by acquiring seven small surrounding vineyards. He sold it in 1770 at great profit to Raymond Fontémoing, a leading dealer from Libournais. Still called Clos St-Martin, the name was not changed until 1853 when the modern name was taken, to the fury of the owners of Château Canon de Fronsac.

Bought by André Fournier in 1919, the property remained in the Fournier family successfully until vineyard disease problems arose in the early 1990s, and was sold to the Wertheimer family in 1996.

The walled vineyard of Château Canon lies at the entrance to Saint-Emilion. It extends into the centre of the village, where Château Canon owns land adjacent to the Couvent des Cordeliers on the Rue de la Porte Brunet.

Surrounded by housing, this unique 1,500 square metre plot is ploughed by horse and is hand-harvested in traditional style. Planted for Merlot and with Premier Grand Cru Classé status, its grapes are used in the making of the estate’s Grand Vin.

Allergens information

Contains sulphites.

SKU: 105882

Château Canon

ALLURE, THE FRENCH WORD FOR POSTURE OR APPEARANCE. AVOIR DE L’ALLURE, A FRENCH EXPRESSION MEANING TO HAVE STYLE AND A CERTAIN ELEGANCE. AT CHÂTEAU CANON, THE DIFFERENT “ALLURE”, OR BEARINGS, OF OUR WINES ALLOW US TO DESCRIBE OUR VINTAGES AND THEIR UNIQUE CHARACTERISTICS. THEY ARE ELEGANT, BALANCED OR EXTREME, ALL DIFFERENT, BUT ALL EXPRESSIONS OF THE SAME TERROIR. EVERY YEAR, THE SAME TERROIR TRANSMITS ITS NUANCES AND CHARACTER TO THE WINE,
CREATING NUMEROUS VERSIONS OF THE SAME STYLE.

Address

1 St Martin
St Emilion
33 330
França
chateaucanon.com
contact@chateau-canon.com