2010 Canon Canon
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
  • JL 96
  • JS 96
  • WE 95
  • WS 94
  • JL 94
  • WS 93
  • VN 92

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Reg: $159.94

$139.94

In Stock: 13 btls
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JL 96
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... expand 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. collapse
JS 96
jamessuckling.com, February 2013
Wonderful nose with strawberries, cherry blossom, and vanilla. The red opens up with blueberries, milk chocolate and sweet licorice. Full and juicy on palate with pure dark fruit and velvety tannins. So nicely layered... expand Wonderful nose with strawberries, cherry blossom, and vanilla. The red opens up with blueberries, milk chocolate and sweet licorice. Full and juicy on palate with pure dark fruit and velvety tannins. So nicely layered texture and long in the finish with red fruit and crushed chalk. The texture is superb. Drink from 2018. collapse
WE 95
Wine Enthusiast, May 2013
Powerful, complex and ripe, this is a magnificent and concentrated wine. Juicy blackberry fruits, tight acidity and finely integrated tannins give a smooth, rich texture. This beautiful wine has long-term aging potential.
WS 94
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
JL 94
TheWineCellarInsider.com, May 2013
Canon is never the ripest or richest wine, instead it offers a finesse style, with ripe, fresh fruits coupled with a sense of purity, intense minerality and the structure to age and develop for decades. As the vineyard... expand Canon is never the ripest or richest wine, instead it offers a finesse style, with ripe, fresh fruits coupled with a sense of purity, intense minerality and the structure to age and develop for decades. As the vineyard continues to age, I expect the future vintages of Chateau Canon will be even better in the years to come. collapse
WS 93
Wine Spectator, January 2017
Shows the velvety, more hedonistic style that marked the wines under the previous winemaker, with lush blackberry and boysenberry fruit inlaid with ample toast and singed spice, displaying wonderful integration. This has... expand Shows the velvety, more hedonistic style that marked the wines under the previous winemaker, with lush blackberry and boysenberry fruit inlaid with ample toast and singed spice, displaying wonderful integration. This has shed some of its flash, as the vintage is big enough to soak it up. Still has a ways to go to.--Non-blind Canon vertical (December 2016). Best from 2020 through 2030. 6,665 cases made. –JM collapse
VN 92
Vinous, July 2013
92+ Good dark red. Expressive, complex aromas of redcurrant, raspberry, iron and flowers; showing its cabernet franc side today. Then juicy, minerally and tightly wound, displaying lovely delicacy and grip to its red... expand 92+ Good dark red. Expressive, complex aromas of redcurrant, raspberry, iron and flowers; showing its cabernet franc side today. Then juicy, minerally and tightly wound, displaying lovely delicacy and grip to its red fruit and floral flavors. Finishes gripping and taut, with talc-like chalky tannins and a light touch. Very gracefully made wine--and hardly a blockbuster. I may be underrating this. - Stephen Tanzer collapse
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Saint Emilion
Vintage 2010
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 15%
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.