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2018 Ch. Canon St Emilion

2018 Ch. Canon St Emilion

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99 Points Parker's Wine Advocate
2018 Ch. Canon St Emilion
99 Points Parker's Wine Advocate

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En Primeur product: order now for arrival mid 2021. A superb vintage for this revered St Emilion Chateau, which is of 1er Grand Cru Classé (B) status. Occupying limestone and loam soils that are centred on the plateau near the town, the estate and vineyards represent the heart of St Emilion in an almost geographical sense. A true legend, Canon is among those wines that presents great Merlot in such depth and ripeness that it is transformed into a priceless delicacy. To remove foreign exchange risk for our customers, listed prices are all up final landed cost including GST. Payment is due on invoice/order placement, with delivery in mid 2021.

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$240.00 per bottle

Overview

Grape

72% Merlot and 28% Cabernet Fran

Its Origins

Château Canon, a famous St.Emilion property is named after Jacques Kanon who bought the estate in 1760. Since 1996 it has been owned by Chanel, who also owns Château Rauzan-Ségla in Margaux. Located in the centre of the St.Emilion appellation, to the south-west of St-Emilion town, Canon has 18 hectares of vineyards split between the limestone plateau and the clay/loam côtes. They are planted with 55% Merlot and 45% Cabernet Franc. Vinification is traditional: up to 20 days in temperature-controlled wooden vats followed by 18 months' maturation in oak barrels (70% new). This wine needs cellaring to show at its best and mature Canon reeks of the soft, buttery Merlot grape as only the very top St-Emilions and Pomerols can. It is classified as a 1er Grand Cru Classé (B).

What The Critics Say

98-99/100 Parker's Wine Advocate, Lisa Perrotti-Brown

"The 2018 Canon is blended of 72% Merlot and 28% Cabernet Franc, with a pH of 3.69 and 14% alcohol. Deep purple-black in color, it comes sashaying out of the glass with glamorous notes of cinnamon stick, baked blackberries, black cherry compote and licorice plus an undercurrent of plum preserves and smoked meats and, with coaxing, reveals a lovely floral signature of candied violets and red roses. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is wonderfully soft-spoken, whispering of fragrant floral and earthy scents beneath a core of profound, mouth-coating black and blue fruits, draped in a high level of super ripe, plush tannins, finishing with amazing freshness and perfume with loads of mineral sparks emerging."

96-99 Wine Spectator, James Molesworth

"Features a gorgeous core of plum and black currant fruit, deeply inlaid with tobacco notes and chalky minerality. Everything melds wonderfully through the finish, which is refined in feel."

97/100 Decanter, Jane Anson

"Pretty closed up right now, this is full of latent energy. It's extremely powerful and precise, with poise and tension but also with generosity and density, yet it errs on the side of not giving much away rather than giving too much. You have to give it time in the glass for those cool blueberry, bilberry and tightly spiced notes to come to the fore. The stunning texture is clear but the aromatics take their time. This is a wine that carries its finesse with great skill, and they have done a brilliant job of allowing this aspect to shine amongst the heat of the vintage, allowing the density to inch deeper with every minute in the glass. This wine just gets better and better, Harvest ran from 7 September to 9 October, the longest ever here, with no pressure of rot. 42hl/ha yield. Thomas Duclos consults." Drink 2027 - 2043

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Merlot

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Bordeaux

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    14.00%

  • Maturity

    2023 - 2043

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with GAME
with LAMB

Taste

5

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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