2010 Canon Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 1.5L

  • JS 96
  • JL 96
  • WS 94
  • WA 93

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JS 96
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, April 2011
Blackberries and hints of spices and fresh herbs. This is so tasty. It has wonderful round and juicy tannins with lots of fruit yet subtle and spicy with chocolate and light coffee. So yummy. Hard not to drink it. This is... Blackberries and hints of spices and fresh herbs. This is so tasty. It has wonderful round and juicy tannins with lots of fruit yet subtle and spicy with chocolate and light coffee. So yummy. Hard not to drink it. This is a classic style of Canon such as 1955 or 1959. Better than 2009.
JL 96
Jeff Leve - TheWineCellarInsider.com, April 2011
Canon - From 75% Merlot 25% Cabernet Franc (which is the same mix as found in the vineyards) the wine is deep ruby in color and reached 14.8% alcohol. Yet there is no sensation of heat. People who prefer tasting by the... Canon - From 75% Merlot 25% Cabernet Franc (which is the same mix as found in the vineyards) the wine is deep ruby in color and reached 14.8% alcohol. Yet there is no sensation of heat. People who prefer tasting by the numbers could have problems with this wine but I loved it! An intoxicating perfume filled with minerality licorice black raspberry jam hints of oak and chocolate this is the richest most concentrated wine produced by the Kolasa team yet. Thick intense and filled with fresh perfectly ripe plums blackberries and licorice the wine feels great as it falls over your palate and coats your mouth.
WS 94
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 2011
Ripe with dark blackberry and linzer torte fruit laced nicely with the racy mouthwatering acidity and strong graphite spine of the vintage. Long driven and very solid with serious charcoal-tinged grip. Score range: 91-94 -JM
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2017
Tasted at the Château Canon vertical, the 2010 Canon has developed a certain opulence in the nose since I last tasted it. A blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc, there is a surfeit of blackberry and blueberry fruit... Tasted at the Château Canon vertical, the 2010 Canon has developed a certain opulence in the nose since I last tasted it. A blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc, there is a surfeit of blackberry and blueberry fruit, a background scents of warm gravel and pressed flowers that emerge with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with a succulent core of sweet mulberry and dark plum fruit, surprisingly saline in the mouth, very well balanced with the Cabernet Franc stealing the steering wheel from the Merlot on the finish that fans out beautifully. As I mentioned in my previous note, I feel that this will shut down for several years, but it will ultimately deliver an impressive Château Canon, albeit one with a rockin' 15% alcohol. Tasted October 2015. - Neal Martin
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Emilion
Vintage 2010

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.