A well-regarded estate located in St Emilion that belongs to the famous house Chanel, who also owns Château Rauzan-Ségla in Margaux. The estate has regained its reputation with elegant wines with good structure and all the freshness of the limestone terroir.
“The finest Canon since the 1982, the 2009 (75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc) reveals a dense blue/purple color along with a classic nose of chalk dust, blueberries, black raspberries, black currants and a touch of wood smoke. Medium to full-bodied, elegant and loaded with an inner framework of minerality and moderately high tannins, this backward, but stylish, concentrated Canon will benefit from 7-8 years of cellaring and last for three decades.” – 94pts Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, March 2012
“What a gorgeous nose, with sweet and delicate fruits such as sliced plums that turn to milk chocolate and flowers. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a long, long finish. You want to drink this right away. 75 percent Merlot and 25 percent Cabernet Franc.” – 95/98pts James Suckling, WineSpectator.com, April 2010
French red wine from Saint Emilion in Bordeaux France, made with Merlot and Cabernet Franc.
Château Canon is a well-regarded estate located in St Emilion and was named after Jacques Kanon who bought the estate in 1760. In 1996 the famous house Chanel, who also owns Château Rauzan-Ségla in Margaux, acquired the estate and put John Kolasa in charge. The estate has now regained its reputation and John successor’s, Nicolas Audebert, will make sure this will continue. The wines of Canon are elegant with good structure and all the freshness of the limestone terroir. View our selection.
The 22 hectares of vineyards are planted with 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc. Wines are matured for 18 months in oak barrels, of which 70% is new.
Two wines are made at the estate; the grand vin Château Canon and the second vin Croix Canon.