2004 Canon Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
  • JS 92
  • WS 90
  • JR 90
  • NM 90

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In Stock: 14 btls
Ships Immediately

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ETA: Pending

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JS 92
jamessuckling.com, July 2013
A beautiful red just opening now, with pretty currants, smoke and spice aromas that follow through to a solid core of ripe tannins, focused fruit and a silky, textured finish. Drink now or hold.
WS 90
Wine Spectator, March 2007
Interesting aromas of delicate dark fruits and sandalwood follow through to a medium- to full-bodied palate with fine tannins and a silky finish. Balanced and caressing. Lovely sweet fruit on the finish. Canon shows... Interesting aromas of delicate dark fruits and sandalwood follow through to a medium- to full-bodied palate with fine tannins and a silky finish. Balanced and caressing. Lovely sweet fruit on the finish. Canon shows reserve and refinement this year. Best after 2011. 3750 cases made. –JS
JR 90
Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, February 2014
(17/20) Dark crimson. Gunflint, iron and bloody meat – classic St-Émilion nose! Very juicy and captivating. All very harmonious with the tannins almost fully resolved. Classic stuff. Second favourite of the group.
NM 90
Neal Martin's Wine Journal, March 2009
This Canon has not quite lived up to my expectations out of barrel although it remains a commendable Saint Emilion. It has a very perfumed nose vis-a-vis other Saint Emilion 2004s with wild strawberry, raspberry and... This Canon has not quite lived up to my expectations out of barrel although it remains a commendable Saint Emilion. It has a very perfumed nose vis-a-vis other Saint Emilion 2004s with wild strawberry, raspberry and cranberry with good definition and well integrated oak (judicious as always.) The palate has a touch of green pepper on the entry but nothing to get too worried about. It still has the savoury edge, a little more irony than I recall with a tight tannic finish that suggests a short vacation, say 3-4 years in you cellar, would be most appreciated. Drink 2013-2020. Tasted November 2008.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Emilion
Vintage 2004
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork

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.