2015 Chateau Canon
By Chateau Canon
2015 Chateau Canon from Chateau Canon, Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux
In the robust tapestry of Bordeaux vintages, the 2015 Chateau Canon from Chateau Canon materialises as a tapestry woven with skill. The year 2015 graced Saint-Emilion with a growing season that approached the idyllic, leading to wines noted for their remarkable structure and potential for evolution.
A Distinct Expression of Time and Terrain
This particular vintage blossoms with an articulate expression of the chateau's esteemed terroir – distinct and singular in its narrative. A warm summer, punctuated by timely rainfalls, paved the way for grapes achieving optimal ripeness, balance and profundity of flavour that savvy investors search for. The 2015 rendition embodies the nuanced interplay of fruit maturity and refined tannic presence.
Pouring over the details, the 2015 Chateau Canon debuts with an entrancing bouquet, summoning black cherries and wild strawberries, gradually unveiling deeper notes of licorice and truffle. Majestically structured, yet with a cushioned grace akin to fine tapestry, it dances across the palate. Each sip confirms its status as a wine that is primed to flourish with age, promising returns both sensorial and financial for collectors and connoisseurs alike.
As a vintage already commanding acclaim from peers within the know, this offering from Chateau Canon indisputably merits its place amongst discerning investors' portfolios. Its harmonious alignment with the stars of the vintage—balance, finesse and vitality—sends a clear signal that this Saint-Emilion jewel is attuned not only to immediate indulgence but also poised for long-term appreciation.
Savouring the 2015 Chateau Canon is akin to reading a gripping tale of weather's whim met by winemaker’s wisdom – an essential chapter for aficionados and investors seeking to add a transcendent bottle to their collection. Intrinsically rewarding in its current complexity yet destined for further depth, it epitomises the shrewd addition to any diversified fine wine investment narrative.
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Scores and tasting notes
This is the greatest red ever produced here, even better than the great wines of the 1950s and 1960s. Full body yet tight and reserved. Superbly refined tannins. Yet rich and flamboyant. Fruity yet salty and minerally. Electric finish. Stone and chalk undertones. A wonder of a young wine.
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com
The 2015 Canon is going to be a benchmark for this historic estate. A blend of 72% Merlot and 28% Cabernet Franc, it was cropped at 42 hl/ha between 14-25 September and 30 September until 2 October respectively. The alcohol level is an average 14.5% with a pH 3.78, matured for 18 months in 70% new barrels (except for one barrel of Cabernet Franc that they will bottle separately - just to see). Lucid in color, it has an intense bouquet that exudes extraordinary purity with scents of raspberry, wild strawberry, limestone and violets. It makes a huge impression. The palate is medium-bodied and multilayered with vivacious red and black fruit infused with minerals. The acidity lends the tension here from start to finish, but what this Canon possesses unlike the dozens of other vintages that I have tasted, is an overarching structure that will see it age in similar fashion to past classics such as the 1929, 1947 and 1964. It lingers very long in the mouth, the oak just surfacing a little on the aftertaste, although that will be subsumed with time. This estate has been in the ascendant in recent vintages under winemaker John Kolasa and now Nicolas Audebert, together with a benevolent growing season, has elevated Canon to a level that few could have predicted.
Neal Martin - eRobertParker.com, #224, April 2016
This delivers a pretty awesome display of blueberry, plum and raspberry fruit, both in its purity and depth, while the finish is carried by a very refined minerality. Large-scaled for sure, but seriously pure.—J.M.
Wine Spectator - James Molesworth - winespectator.com
72% Merlot, 28% Cabernet Franc. About 2/3 of the wine will go into the grand vin. 30% second-year barrels. 70% new. Sample 1, from a new Taransaud barrique: Very dark crimson. Very complete and juicy on the nose. Very rich and glorious! Luscious and spicy. Deep and rich. Quite savoury and structured. Very fine and tight. Dry finish. Not as much fun to taste in isolation. Doubtless a useful ingredient. Slightly drying end. Sample 2, from a new St Martin barrique: Very dark crimson. Very sweet and floral on the nose. Ripe and round. Lots to enjoy here! Real lift and very sophisticated. So long! Sample 3: And finally an official sample at the château: strong hint of iodine on the nose. Very luscious and supple at first and then with massive velvety tannins and almost dried-fruit sweetness and concentration. Bravo!
Jancis Robinson - jancisrobinson.com