2008 Canon Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
  • JG 94
  • JS 93
  • NM 92
  • WE 92
  • WA 90

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JG 94
View From The Cellar, July 2011
The 2008 Canon is an utterly classic example of the vintage that is likely to go down in history as one of the estate’s finest efforts from the first decade of the twenty-first century. As the recent feature on this... The 2008 Canon is an utterly classic example of the vintage that is likely to go down in history as one of the estate’s finest efforts from the first decade of the twenty-first century. As the recent feature on this château attests, I am a great, great admirer of the very traditional style that continues to hold sway at Canon, and the 2008 is one of finest examples of the vintage that I tasted in preparation for this report. The bouquet is deep, pure and beautifully reserved, as it offers up a complex mélange of red and black cherries, espresso, tobacco leaf, herb tones, a beautiful base of soil and a deft framing of cedary wood. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and rock solid at the core, with excellent focus and balance, fine grip and exceptional length on the ripely tannic and impeccable finish. The 2008 Château Canon will need a good dozen years in the cellar to fully blossom and should prove to be one of the longest-lived ‘08s from the Right Bank. Old school claret at its best!
JS 93
jamessuckling.com, June 2016
A tight and firm Canon with blueberry, chalk and cedar aromas. Full to medium body, firm and racy. A salty undertone in the aftertaste. Better in 2019 but already fascinating.
NM 92
Neal Martin's Wine Journal, May 2012
Tasted ex-chateau and single blind in Southwold. Ever since its showing out of barrel, the Chateau Canon 2008 has been on an upward trajectory. Here, it displays fine mineralite on the nose, very precise with black rather... Tasted ex-chateau and single blind in Southwold. Ever since its showing out of barrel, the Chateau Canon 2008 has been on an upward trajectory. Here, it displays fine mineralite on the nose, very precise with black rather than red fruit with great delineation, notes of iodine emerging. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp tannins, pure dark berry fruit with a touch of spice, focused with a symmetrical finish. This is very assured and just delicious.
WE 92
Wine Enthusiast, April 2011
Solid and chunky, with firm tannins over the ripe black berry fruit. With its plentiful acidity and powerful tannins, this is going to be a long-term wine.
WA 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2011
Although reserved and shut down following bottling, the 2008 exhibits a dense plum/ruby/purple color, abundant tannin, an unmistakable minerality and a long finish despite its structured, backward, medium-bodied... Although reserved and shut down following bottling, the 2008 exhibits a dense plum/ruby/purple color, abundant tannin, an unmistakable minerality and a long finish despite its structured, backward, medium-bodied mouthfeel. Sweet blue and black fruits have to be coaxed from the glass. Cellar it for 5-7 years and enjoy it over the following 20-25. - Robert Parker
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Emilion
Vintage 2008
Percent alcohol 14%
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.