2009 Canon Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML

  • JS 96
  • WE 95
  • NM 95
  • WA 95
  • WS 93
  • IWC 92

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JS 96
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, February 2012
Aromas of nuts spices chocolate powder then changes to fruits and flowers. Fascinating. Full body with silky tannins and a wonderful intensity and super polished tannins with a long long finish. Super refined. Best Canon... Aromas of nuts spices chocolate powder then changes to fruits and flowers. Fascinating. Full body with silky tannins and a wonderful intensity and super polished tannins with a long long finish. Super refined. Best Canon in years. Try in 2016.
WE 95
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, February 2012
Hugely dense foursquare wine with great fruit and the purest tannins. Chocolate and coffee predominate at the same time as sweet tannins and acidity. A wine that combines charm with great power.
NM 95
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, July 2013
Served blind at the Southwold 2009 tasting. Two bottles were tasted in different flights, the first seeming to be just a little more monotonous than I would have liked, however the second was far more attractive. It has a... Served blind at the Southwold 2009 tasting. Two bottles were tasted in different flights, the first seeming to be just a little more monotonous than I would have liked, however the second was far more attractive. It has a beautiful nose with lifted blackcurrant and bilberry fruit laced with minerals and cedar. The oak is quite noticeable but in synch with the fruit. The palate is silky and smooth on the entry. It is fleshy in the mouth, but belying the firm structure underneath. Perhaps it would benefit from more tension towards the finish but that is a minor quibble. Charming as ever.
WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2017
Tasted at the Château Canon vertical, the 2009 Canon is turning into the great wine it was predestined to become. A blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc (the same as 2010 incidentally), the nose is clearly more... Tasted at the Château Canon vertical, the 2009 Canon is turning into the great wine it was predestined to become. A blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc (the same as 2010 incidentally), the nose is clearly more flattering, more opulent than the 2010 with an explosion of blackberry, melted tar, kirsch and dried violet petals; here, the Merlot is more expressive than the Cabernet Franc. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, a voluminous Saint Emilion with an accentuated savory element that fans out towards the long and persistent finish. It's here that the Cabernet Franc takes over and delivers that long, long finish. This is a Canon that reminds me of Cheval Blanc...it's that good. Tasted October 2015. - Neal Martin
WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2012
This is a creamy lush hedonist's wine with suave textured layers of fig sauce puréed plum and cassis woven with hints of mocha and pain d'épices. Picks up grip though joined by a roasted mesquite hint on the finish for... This is a creamy lush hedonist's wine with suave textured layers of fig sauce puréed plum and cassis woven with hints of mocha and pain d'épices. Picks up grip though joined by a roasted mesquite hint on the finish for added length. Best from 2014 through 2025. 4415 cases made. -JM
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2012
Ruby-red. Superripe slightly roasted aromas of cherry graphite spices and herbs. Then thick sweet and very ripe on the palate but a bit youthfully restrained. This full-bodied Canon could use a bit more lift but... Ruby-red. Superripe slightly roasted aromas of cherry graphite spices and herbs. Then thick sweet and very ripe on the palate but a bit youthfully restrained. This full-bodied Canon could use a bit more lift but maintains very good focus. Finishes with substantial ripe tannins and excellent length.
JJB 92
Chuck Hayward - JJ Buckley, January 2012
75% merlot and 25% cabernet franc matured in 60% new oak. Shy at first aromatic complexity and interest appear with aeration as scents of dark spice and black cherry contribute to the bouquet. The moderately weighted... 75% merlot and 25% cabernet franc matured in 60% new oak. Shy at first aromatic complexity and interest appear with aeration as scents of dark spice and black cherry contribute to the bouquet. The moderately weighted palate is balanced in shape along with blackberry flavors that are a touch ripe at the core. Soft dark spices lightly textured tannins and hints of fresh earth add complexity to the lengthy finish. A balanced elegant statement that should be drunk by 2030.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Emilion
Vintage 2009

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.