2019 Château Canon, St.-ÉmilionTuesday, June 23
At just £876 per dozen bottles, the 2019 vintage of Château Canon is released this afternoon at 16.1% below the price of £1044 in 2018, but scores 98 points from Jane Anson versus 97 points for the '18. This is also a whopping discount to the current market prices for the 2016 (£1150) and the 2015 (£1650). Anson's describes the 2019 as 'elegant', but also alive with saline and mineral notes, like 'tiny pulses of electricity' running through the wine.
Canon declined to send samples overseas, hence only Bordeaux-based critics like Anson and James Lawther MW have as yet released scores. There is surely great potential for more laurels to go to Canon when more critics have the opportunity to assess it. LIMITED AVAILABILITY.
2019 Château Canon, St.-Émilion Grand Cru Classé
"Sleek, elegant and appealing even before you get your nose near the glass. Aromatically it is deep and rich, and then it revs up and takes off. Dense, compact and intense, zingy limestone vibrancy and grip. Winemakers say they are looking for balance all the time, but here you feel it, with tiny pulses of electricity that appear from beginning to end of the palate. Salinity on the finish with gunsmoke and extremely moreish blueberry and blackberry fruit, with a creamy texture as things open up. 50% new oak. Thomas Duclos consults. Drinking Window 2028 - 2050. 98 points." Jane Anson, Decanter
£438 IB per six bottles (LIMITED AVAILABILITY)