2012 Canon Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • NM 96
  • WE 94
  • JS 93
  • WA 92

Reviews for 2012 Canon Bordeaux Blend

NM 96
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, May 2013
(NM94-96 points) Tasted at a negociant tasting, the Canon ’12 has a perfumed, mineral-rich bouquet with vibrant red berry fruit that blossom in the glass. As usual, it is understated and refined. The palate is... (NM94-96 points) Tasted at a negociant tasting, the Canon ’12 has a perfumed, mineral-rich bouquet with vibrant red berry fruit that blossom in the glass. As usual, it is understated and refined. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannins, a silver thread of acidity and a rather masculine, structured finish that comes at somewhat of a surprise. This is a cerebral Canon that will repay cellaring. Excellent.
WE 94
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, April 2013
(WE92-94 points) This dense, extracted wine has dark coffee and bitter chocolate flavors that are followed by wood and tannins. The fruit is still obscured, and may need many years for its dark character to emerge.
JS 93
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, February 2015
A red with blueberry, blackberry and walnut character. Chocolate too. Medium to full body, fine tannins and a fresh finish. This is tight and dense. Extremely polished tannins and a long finish. Another 2001. Better in 2018.
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2015
92+ The 2012 is the first truly profound Canon under the administration of the Wertheimers, the family that owns the famous haute couture house of Chanel. Improvement has been noticeable for a number of years, but this... 92+ The 2012 is the first truly profound Canon under the administration of the Wertheimers, the family that owns the famous haute couture house of Chanel. Improvement has been noticeable for a number of years, but this wine is remarkable, particularly in view of a more challenging vintage. The color is a healthy dark ruby/purple, and the wine offers up great minerality along with floral, black-fruited characteristics. What’s not a surprise are the nobility, elegance and finesse of this wine (70% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc) married with serious richness and intensity. Give it another 5-6 years and drink it over the following 20-25 years. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.