2006 Canon Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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  • WE 93
  • WA 93
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  • DC 91
  • WS 90

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In Stock: 24+ btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 0 btls
ETA: Jan. 2019

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WE 93
Wine Enthusiast, March 2009
A big, dark, rich wine with an impressively opulent structure allied to fresh, bright Merlot character. The flavors of black berry juice are followed by chocolate, bitter coffee and vibrant acidity, which gives freshness... A big, dark, rich wine with an impressively opulent structure allied to fresh, bright Merlot character. The flavors of black berry juice are followed by chocolate, bitter coffee and vibrant acidity, which gives freshness to the finish.
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2016
Tasted at Bordeaux Index's annual 10-Year On tasting in London.The 2006 Château Canon has a vivid, kirsch and wild strawberry bouquet with touches of orange zest and marmalade, a touch of mushroom in the background. The... Tasted at Bordeaux Index's annual 10-Year On tasting in London.The 2006 Château Canon has a vivid, kirsch and wild strawberry bouquet with touches of orange zest and marmalade, a touch of mushroom in the background. The palate is medium-bodied with supple ripe black cherry and blackcurrant fruit, sage and melted tar. There is wonderful structure here, superb salinity, completely fulfilling the promise it demonstrated out of bottle. Perhaps yes, I was a little over-enthusiastic at that time, but after ten years it has foraged wonderful focus and vivacity. Seek this out. Tasted January 2016. - Neal Martin
JG 93
View From The Cellar, July 2010
(93+) I have been a big fan of the 2006 Canon since its was unveiled as a finished wine in New York a few years ago at the Union des Grands Crus tasting. This most recent bottle was simply outstanding, as it soars from... (93+) I have been a big fan of the 2006 Canon since its was unveiled as a finished wine in New York a few years ago at the Union des Grands Crus tasting. This most recent bottle was simply outstanding, as it soars from the glass in a beautiful aromatic mélange of black cherries, a touch of chocolate, cigar smoke, a complex base of soil tones, tobacco leaf and a judicious framing of new wood. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and quite plush on the attack, with lovely nascent complexity, great focus, a fine core and great length and grip on the suavely tannic finish. I fully understand why the 2005 gets all the hype, but the 2006 Canon is a great vintage for this super property- make no mistake about it! (Drink between 2020-2060)
DC 91
Decanter, June 2016
As with many 2006 wines, this has held its colour well. The nose has a sweet edge that is very attractive, with cappuccino notes rather than vanilla bean. A light floral freshness picks things up nicely after the first... As with many 2006 wines, this has held its colour well. The nose has a sweet edge that is very attractive, with cappuccino notes rather than vanilla bean. A light floral freshness picks things up nicely after the first attack and keeps interest flowing through the main palate. Drinking Window 2018 - 2032
WS 90
Wine Spectator, March 2009
Subtle aromas of chocolate, orange peel and flowers. Full- to medium-bodied, with balanced, silky tannins and a pretty finish. Not a big wine, but pleasing and friendly. Subtle and beautiful. Best after 2012. –JS
JJB 93
JJ Buckley, June 2015
Dark purple core with a light ruby rim. Aromas of blackberry and black cherry mix with notes of shitake mushroom, saddle leather and a hint of bright mint. On the palate, a core of sweet fruit is supported by firm... Dark purple core with a light ruby rim. Aromas of blackberry and black cherry mix with notes of shitake mushroom, saddle leather and a hint of bright mint. On the palate, a core of sweet fruit is supported by firm tannins, bright acidity and just a hint of oak bringing all the elements together. With good length, the dark fruit and drying tannins linger, leaving the impression of a wine with at least 1-2 decades of life still ahead.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Emilion
Vintage 2006

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.