Château Canon

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend

9.614 ratings
9.63 pro ratings
St. Émilion, Libournais, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
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9.3

The 2016 Canon has a clean and fresh nose. The fruit profile is a mixture of red and black with just a hint of black truffle and licorice (the latter a trait that I had not picked up before). The palate is medium-bodied with finer tannins than the bottle four years ago, has a little more assertiveness and grip in situ, and is perhaps firmer and prepared for long-term maturation. It's precise on the finish. I would give this another few years in bottle. Tasted from an ex-château bottle at the Icons of Bordeaux dinner at Legacy Records in New York. (Neal Martin, Vinous, May 2024)

The 2016 Canon has a clean and fresh nose. The fruit profile is a mixture of red and black with just a hint of black truffle and licorice (the latter a trait that I had not picked up before). The palate is medium-bodied with finer tannins than the bottle four years ago, has a little more assertiveness and grip in situ, and is perhaps firmer and prepared for long-term maturation. It's precise on the finish. I would give this another few years in bottle. Tasted from an ex-château bottle at the Icons of Bordeaux dinner at Legacy Records in New York. (Neal Martin, Vinous, May 2024)

May 31st, 2024
Ken Z
9.8

Drank 1/18/19 at the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux event in Miami.  All wines from the 2016 Vintage.

Tasting pour, no formal notes taken.  Most of these wines are very tight, and will require 5-15 years to really come together.  Many will likely improve a few points with time.

Loads of black fruit, with impeccable balance. A bit more open than many of the wines tasted. My choice for right bank wine of the night.

Drank 1/18/19 at the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux event in Miami.  All wines from the 2016 Vintage.

Tasting pour, no formal notes taken.  Most of these wines are very tight, and will require 5-15 years to really come together.  Many will likely improve a few points with time.

Loads of black fruit, with impeccable balance. A bit more open than many of the wines tasted. My choice for right bank wine of the night.

Jan 23rd, 2019
James Forsyth

The 2016 Canon is luscious, alluring and complex. Red cherries with a great freshness, juicy after several hours. Terrific.

The 2016 Canon is luscious, alluring and complex. Red cherries with a great freshness, juicy after several hours. Terrific.

1 person found it helpfulMar 15th, 2019
Gautham Iyer

Wonderful rosy scent; followed by a fresh citrusy splash on the tongue

Wonderful rosy scent; followed by a fresh citrusy splash on the tongue

1 person found it helpfulMar 8th, 2019
John Van Trijp

En Primeur Tasting 2016 Vintage in Bordeaux

En Primeur Tasting 2016 Vintage in Bordeaux

Apr 6th, 2017
Ziad Al-Turki

Ziad had this 3 months ago

Ziad had this 3 months ago

Apr 13th, 2024
David Gobberdiel

David had this 8 months ago

David had this 8 months ago

Nov 26th, 2023
Sergio Fernández de Córdova

Sergio had this a year ago

Sergio had this a year ago

Jun 7th, 2023
Brent Lovett

Brent had this a year ago

Brent had this a year ago

Mar 22nd, 2023
Hans Stockmann

Hans had this 5 years ago

Hans had this 5 years ago

Apr 3rd, 2019