About Chateau Canon 2010 Saint Emilon, Grand Cru Classe
The famous Premier Grand Cru Saint Emilion Chateau Canon is situated on top of the Saint Emilion limestone plateau.
The 82 acre vineyard of Chateau Canon is planted to 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc. There have been numerous great vintages made at Chateau Canon over the years and 2010 is definitely one of them! The blend is 75% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Francin this 2010.
The Wine Advocate scored this 96+ saying "Deep garnet colored, the 2010 Canon features wonderfully expressive notes of dried mulberries, stewed plums and baked black cherries with hints of mocha, bay leaves and fallen leaves. Full-bodied, opulent and super spicy, it has a plush texture with a racy line supporting the hedonic fruit, finishing with jaw-dropping persistence."
James Suckling scored this 96 points saying "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."
Wine Enthusiast Magazine awarded this a Cellar Selection and scored it 95 points saying "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." Extremely Limited!!