2005 Canon 1500ml
Tasted single blind at Southwold. One of the great 2005 Saint Emilion wines. It has a supremely well-defined nose with black cherries, boysenberry and plum on the nose – nicely integrated oak and a touch of cold steel. Ethereal purity. The palate is ripe plumy on the entry, wonderful balance and purity, succulent and showy on the finish but not overbearing with notes of blueberry, violets and plum. Good length and poise. Sensuous and velvety smooth. Diving. Drink 2010-2025+ Tasted January 2009. Read more
Tasted single blind at Southwold. One of the great 2005 Saint Emilion wines. It has a supremely well-defined nose with black cherries, boysenberry and plum on the nose – nicely integrated oak and a touch of cold steel. Ethereal purity. The palate is ripe plumy on the entry, wonderful balance and purity, succulent and showy on the finish but not overbearing with notes of blueberry, violets and plum. Good length and poise. Sensuous and velvety smooth. Diving. Drink 2010-2025+ Tasted January 2009.
Dense and juicy, this wine show intense fruit with a velvety texture. Chewy. Very grapey. Fresh acidity.
A strong effort from Château Canon, the 2005 offers a saturated ruby/purple color followed by beautiful floral notes intermixed with black raspberry, black cherry, and some crushed rock. Medium to full-bodied, with extraordinary elegance and precision, this stunner is showing better now than it was early in its life. This wine is set for another three decades of longevity. (93+)
Full ruby-red. Sexy, high-toned nose shows a very sweet maraschino cherry quality. Then juicy and energetic, with a vinosity that almost comes as a shock following the nose. The subtle flavors of currant, graphite and minerals linger nicely.
Mid crimson. Sweet and perfumed. Savoury, edgy but informed more by vineyard than by winemaking tricks. Solid expressive stuff. 14% Drink 2020-2035 17/20
Nez mentholé, mirabelle, nez expressif un peu sur des notes sucrées de fruits blancs, touche épicée, sous-bois, bouche ronde, épicée, tendue, fraîche droite, beaucoup de classe, relevé en finale. Très persistant. Dernière année dans les anciennes cuves en bois (30 ans). « On a produit 32 hectolitres à l'hectare ; l'assemblage comprend 80 % de merlot et 20% de cabernet franc. La vendange était très saine, magnifique même, il n'y avait pas grand-chose à écarter. Du temps des anciens propriétaires, en 1995 par exemple, ils ont produit 8 000 caisses. Nous, avec ce millésime pourtant exceptionnel, nous ne produirons que 3 400 caisses. » 18/20
- Producer: Château Canon
- Varietal: Merlot Cabernet Franc
- Region: Bordeaux
- Alcohol: 14.0%
- Net volume: 1500ml
- Vintage: 2005
Style GuideLight Intense
Château Canon, a timeless Premier Cru Château Canon was gradually brought into the 21st century after its acquisition in 1996 by the CHANEL Company. It took twenty years to restructure the vineyards, reinforce the underground galleries and return this 1er Grand Cru Classé to its former glory. Today, the property has reclaimed its original luster. Château Canon’s remarkable walled vineyard borders the entrance to the Saint-Emilion village. Several million years old, its soil is very homogeneous. The vine grows leisurely and harmoniously on limestone bedrock veined with clay. Its roots plunge down into the sediments, which have survived the ages, flourishing in the soil’s clay texture with good water retention. Then, under Château Canon’s vineyards lies a 30-kilometre labyrinth of underground galleries. These galleries are unique in the world and a well-kept secret. At Château Canon, we work alongside Nature. It is through the reiteration of Nature’s seasons and colours and the repetition of painstaking work, that our wines are built. Here, it is better to use craft methods, as the teams believe in the value of work carried out by hand. History and tradition are not regarded as a burden, but as a blessing. With each motion, the wine is reborn in the vineyard each year. Château Canon is a wine that speaks of longevity. It evokes the history of the property and resists the passage of time. It is both ageless and timeless. Voluptuous, full-bodied and silky, Château Canon defies the years. To be noted, the estate has started its conversion to Organic Farming in 2021.
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