2000 Canon Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
  • WE 96
  • NM 96
  • JS 94
  • WA 90

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In Stock: 0 btls
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Pre-Arrival: 5 btls
ETA: May. 2018

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WE 96
Wine Enthusiast, June 2003
This wine is superb. With its power and structure it will age over 20 years or more. Backed by blackcurrant and jelly flavors, it shows great fruity attractiveness even at this early stage in its development. It will... This wine is superb. With its power and structure it will age over 20 years or more. Backed by blackcurrant and jelly flavors, it shows great fruity attractiveness even at this early stage in its development. It will develop slowly and evenly to become a reference point for the vintage.
NM 96
Neal Martin's Wine Journal, September 2007
Another great modern-day Chateau Canon on par with the 2005 even though it does not quite have the intensity on the nose. Yet it has more minerality with a touch of iodine and oyster shells. This seems to have more... Another great modern-day Chateau Canon on par with the 2005 even though it does not quite have the intensity on the nose. Yet it has more minerality with a touch of iodine and oyster shells. This seems to have more structure and acidity than the 2005, a slight tinny element that you find in young precocious wines that should disappear with age. Very good acidity and intensity with huge grip on the masculine finish. Less sumptuous and flamboyant than the 2005, but the structure suggests this could be a longer drinking proposition. Drink 2018-2060.
JS 94
jamessuckling.com, April 2012
I love the chocolate and blackberry character, with hints of cedar. Nicely perfumes. Full and very creamy, with soft tannins and a long finish. The tannins compliment the creamy texture perfectly, wait two more years to... I love the chocolate and blackberry character, with hints of cedar. Nicely perfumes. Full and very creamy, with soft tannins and a long finish. The tannins compliment the creamy texture perfectly, wait two more years to pull the cork. 2012.
WA 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2010
This elegant St.-Emilion has filled out nicely over the last decade. From barrel and post-bottling, I thought it might turn out austere, but that does not appear to be the case. It offers a deep ruby/purple color as well... This elegant St.-Emilion has filled out nicely over the last decade. From barrel and post-bottling, I thought it might turn out austere, but that does not appear to be the case. It offers a deep ruby/purple color as well as copious aromas of black cherries, crushed rocks, and earthy undertones. While not a blockbuster, it is beautifully balanced and pure, revealing slightly more depth and richness than I expected. Drink it now and over the next 10-15 years. - Robert Parker
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Emilion
Vintage 2000

Label

A blend of 70% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc aged 18 months in French oak barrels, 70% new.

Winery

Canon

Chateau Canon is a famous Saint-Emilion estate widely recognized as one of the best in the appellation. The property started out as part of the Clos St. Martin vineyard with only 30 acres. After purchasing it in 1760, by Monsieur Jacques Kanon expanded the estate and its vineyards but then sold it a decade later to Raymond Fontemoing, a Bordeaux wine merchant.

In 1919, the property came into the hands of the Fournier family who invested a lot of time and money, modernizing the estate and vineyards. It remained in their control until the 1990’s but by that time Chateau Canon was having some serious problems: TCA contamination, vine disease, and subsidence of the quarried cellars beneath the property.

When the Wertheimer family, which owns Chanel, acquired the estate in 1996, it was in a sorry condition and they invested in restoring the full potential of Chateau Canon for Premier Grand Cru Classe wines. A period of extensive renovation and replanting was undertaken. The 18th century residence is now entirely restored to the highest standards.

The estate’s 85 acres are planted to 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc, with the average vine age now close to 30 years. The substantial estate is on Saint-Emilion’s famous limestone plateau close to the town.

Chateau Canon has a walled vineyard at the entrance to Saint-Emilion planted to Merlot. This unique 5,000 square foot parcel is ploughed by horse and hand harvested in traditional style. Its grapes are used in crafting the estate’s Grand Vin.