The Chateau Canon exhibits a velvety, silky style. The soil is the magic as the frape varieties of merlot and cabernet franc truly benefit from the the soil. The limestone contains fossilized starfish and provide a freshness, subtlety and elegance to the wine. The wine is one in which patience is a virtue as its refined qualities will be revealed over time.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (RP): 94
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 ...
James Suckling (JS): 96
"Aromas of nuts, spices, chocolate powder, then changes to fruits and flowers. Fascinating. Full body, with silky tannins and a wonderful intensity and super polished tannins with a long, long finish. Super refined. Best Canon in years."