Château Canon 2002, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru - 0,75L
Robert Parker: 99-100/100
James Suckling: 98-99/100
Vinous - Antonio Galloni: 96-99/100
The nose reveals black fruit aromas: blackberry, cherry, blackcurrant, as well as notes of cinnamon and roasted almonds. On the palate, Canon 2002 is supple and delicate, with tannins that have melted with age. It retains plenty of freshness and structure, and will improve with age.
Château Canon lies on the limestone plateau at the entrance to the village of Saint-Emilion. Cabernet Franc and Merlot flourish in the exceptional soils of this 34-hectare vineyard.
Château Canon takes its name from Jacques Kanon, King Louis XV's privateer from Blaye, who acquired the château in 1760 and developed its vineyard. His successor, Raymond Fontémoing, continued his work and gave his name to Château Canon.
In 1996, the Wertheimer family, also owners of Chanel, bought Château Canon. The family also owns Château Berliquet (Saint-Emilion), Rauzan-Ségla (Margaux) and Domaine de l'Île (Porquerolles).
Château Canon wines stand out for their great finesse and subtly saline finish.