Canon

2016 Canon Canon

  • Classification:
    1er Grand Cru Classe B
  • Color:
    Red
  • Appellation:
    Saint Emillion
  • Volume:
    0.75L
  • Grape Type:
    Merlot
  • Packaging:
    OWC x 3
  • Stock Location:
    France
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Wine Critics Notes:

Vinous - Score: 97 (43466)

The 2016 Canon has the unenviable task of following the astonishing 2015, and it does a damn good job, even if it doesn’t reach the same ethereal heights. There is a pleasing strictness and poise on the nose; this is less immediate than the 2015, yet intellectual, a Canon that expresses its terroir rather than tons of fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, a fine bead of acidity, a smooth texture and a slightly savory but persistent finish, which feels a little plusher than the 2015, implying that this might drink a little earlier. But there is unquestionably immense breeding locked into this rejuvenated Saint-Émilion, which is now firmly ensconced among the top-flight Right Banks.