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2009 Château Canon

St-Emilion, 1er grand cru classé (B)

ex-château; recent library release help

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$1,908.00 per Case of Bottles


1 case of Bottles




"Medium to deep garnet colored, the 2009 Canon is a little reticent to begin, opening out to notions of rare beef, cast iron pan, cigar boxes and cloves with a core of baked plums and mulberries plus a waft of dried lavender. Full, richly fruited and sill quite youthful, the palate has a firm yet velvety texture and seamless freshness supporting the generous fruit, finishing long and mineral laced." Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
(WA, 03/14/2019)

Rating: 97+
Drink from: 2021-2050

"A fleshy and generous St.-Emilion with a great interplay of fresh and super-ripe plum aromas. Behind this is quite a major tannin structure and plenty of chalky minerality that carries the bold finish beautifully. Drink or hold." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 03/06/2019)

Rating: 95

"This is a creamy, lush, hedonist's wine, with suave, textured layers of fig sauce, puréed plum and cassis woven with hints of mocha and pain d'épices. Picks up grip though, joined by a roasted mesquite hint on the finish for added length. Best from 2014 through 2025. 4,415 cases made." Wine Spectator
(WS, 03/31/2012)

Rating: 93
Drink from: 2014-2025

"Ruby-red. Superripe, slightly roasted aromas of cherry, graphite, spices and herbs. Then thick, sweet and very ripe on the palate but a bit youthfully restrained. This full-bodied Canon could use a bit more lift but maintains very good focus. Finishes with substantial ripe tannins and excellent length." Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.com
(AG, 07/01/2012)

Rating: 92

"The 2009 Canon has a loose-knit, quite sensual bouquet that does not have the same depth or mineralité as recent vintages like the 2015 and 2016. The warmth of the summer comes through here, a touch of garrigues. The palate is medium-bodied with soft tannin, a little more advanced than say, the Canon-la-Gaffelières with a spicy, black pepper and sage tinged finish. Enjoy this over the next decade, but is it a long term Canon? Tasted at BI Wines & Spirits' annual Ten Year On tasting." Neal Martin, Vinous.com
(NM, 03/14/2019)

Rating: 91
Drink from: 2019-2035

"Dark crimson. Rather strange smell of seaweed! Good balance of freshness and ripeness. Tannins much more obvious than in most other 2009s. I think they may always be a bit obvious. Some exotic-flower aromas." JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 03/06/2019)

Rating: 16+
Drink from: 2017-2026

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