Chateau Canon 2017

Cult Wines Price: £370.00 / 6x75cl
Chateau Canon, Chateau Canon, 2017

Tasting Notes Chateau Canon 2017

94-96

The deep purple-black colored 2017 Canon offers-up intense notes of crushed blackberries, black cherries and warm cassis with touches of fertile loam, yeast extract, beef drippings and iron ore plus a waft of garrigue. Medium to full-bodied with great freshness and firm, rounded tannins, it's very earthy in the mouth, finishing long and mineral-laced. A very serious wine, it is also fun, bright and vivacious and should age impressively.

Wine Advocate
Lisa Perrotti-Brown - robertparker.com
94-95

This is very focused and fresh with limestone and crushed-stone character. Medium to full body, integrated tannins and a salty finish. Shows lots of minerality already. Umami licorice undertones.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com
93-96

A rich, explosive wine, the 2017 Canon exudes class from the very first taste. Huge aromatics resonate through to the palate, where the wine is deep, fleshy and beautifully layered. Effortless and gracious, Canon is a wine of real pedigree. I don't think the 2017 will reach the dizzying heights of the 2015 or 2016, but it will be interesting to see how close it gets.

Antonio Galloni
Antonio Galloni - vinous.com - May '18
93-96

A very pretty, slightly high-pitched version, featuring sleek cherry, cassis and damson plum fruit racing through, picking up light savory and mineral notes. The minerality blooms through the finish, with a floral gilding adding a sparkly effect on the long, unencumbered finish.—J.M.

Wine Spectator
James Molesworth - winespectator.com
92-94

The 2017 Canon was picked 4 to 21 September and 22 to 27 September for the Merlot and Cabernet Franc at 42hl/ha and matured in 56% new oak. There is 14.0° alcohol this year and the pH comes in at 3.66. This takes a little time to open, eventually revealing blackberry, briary, crushed stone and light iris scents. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannins and good backbone. Strangely, it reminds me a little of modern-day Figeac, that Cabernet component smaller here but very expressive with touches of graphite and flint towards the linear but beguilingly fresh finish. I like the manner in which the limestone shines through the wine here, something noticeable in recent vintages. Whilst not the sensational 2015 or 2016, it is a damn fine Saint-Émilion that will settle at the top of my banded score.

Neal Martin
Neal Martin - vinous.com - May '18

Chateau Canon Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Chateau Canon 2018 Chateau Canon £1,100.00 12x75cl
Chateau Canon 2018 Chateau Canon £600.00 6x75cl
Chateau Canon 2017 Chateau Canon £688.00 12x75cl
Chateau Canon 2017 Chateau Canon £370.00 6x75cl
Chateau Canon 2016 Chateau Canon £1,140.00 12x75cl
Chateau Canon 2016 Chateau Canon £600.00 6x75cl
Chateau Canon 2015 Chateau Canon £1,700.00 12x75cl
Chateau Canon 2014 Chateau Canon £650.00 12x75cl
Chateau Canon 2013 Chateau Canon £440.00 12x75cl
Chateau Canon 2012 Chateau Canon £640.00 12x75cl
Chateau Canon 2010 Chateau Canon £1,100.00 12x75cl
Chateau Canon 2009 Chateau Canon £1,125.00 12x75cl
Chateau Canon 2000 Chateau Canon £1,290.00 12x75cl