The Château Canon is inevitably associated with the finesse and elegance of the greatest Saint-Emilion wines. The origin of its name is due to Jacques Kanon, a privateer in the Royal Navy who acquired it in 1760. A visionary, he instinctively understood the potential of this terroir and had vines planted there. In 1996, Château Canon was bought by the Chanel company run by the Wertheimer family.
The Château Canon was consecrated Premier Grand Cru Classé from the first edition of the Saint-Emilion classification in 1955, a position that it has always been able to maintain thanks to the excellence and timeless style of its wines.
The Château Canon imposes unforgettable, high-class wines that exhibit a sumptuous balance of tannic structure, purity of fruit and generosity.
Medium to deep garnet colored, the 2009 Canon is a little reticent to begin, opening out to notions of rare beef, cast iron pan, cigar boxes and cloves with a core of baked plums and mulberries plus a waft of dried lavender. Full, richly fruited and sill quite youthful, the palate has a firm yet velvety texture and seamless freshness supporting the generous fruit, finishing long and mineral laced.
[97+ points – Lisa Perrotti-Brown – Mar 2019 -robertparker.com]