2009 Canon Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 3L
2009 Canon Bordeaux Blend
  • JA 97

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Reg: $999.00

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In Stock: 1 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 0 btls
ETA: Pending

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JA 97
janeanson.com, July 2021
A gorgeous caress of aromatics, spice and power. A vintage that took its time to showcase the terroir as it was so overladen with pleasure, richness, alcohol, chocolate and spice in its early years, but it is now begining...   A gorgeous caress of aromatics, spice and power. A vintage that took its time to showcase the terroir as it was so overladen with pleasure, richness, alcohol, chocolate and spice in its early years, but it is now begining to show its juicier side, with the saffron and salt-licked minerality coming to the fore. Can be drunk now if opened for a good 2-3 hours, or keep for another 3 years to really reach the plateau, and then it will stay there for a good few decades. Yield 35hl/h, 60% new oak, 3.75ph.  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Saint Emilion
Vintage 2009
Size 3L
Percent alcohol 14.5%
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.