2015 Saint-Emilion Premier Cru Classé from Bordeaux.
The 2015 Chateau Canon is a Premier Cru Classé of Saint-Emilion and displays an intense carmine red colour. The fresh and elegant nose gives off redcurrant and raspberry aromas which evolve towards spicy notes. On the palate, the wine is precise, vibrant and airy. The tannins are refined, silky and offer a fabulous unctuousness as well as a smooth and soft texture which is characteristic of the vintage ripeness. On finish, a very good length reveals the distinguished aspect of the wine.
Parker : 96 / 100
J. Suckling : 100 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Composed of 72% Merlot and 28% Cabernet Franc and aged for 18 months in 70% new and 30% one-year-old barrels, the 2015 Canon is boldly fruited with blackberry preserves, black cherry compote, fruitcake, mocha and plum preserves with suggestions of Indian spices, licorice and black olives. Full-bodied and packed with ripe, rich dried berries and exotic spice layers, it has a firm, slightly chewy structure and just enough freshness (the pH is 3.78), finishing long and savory. Give it another 2-3 years of cellaring to soften its edges and allow its flavor spectrum to fully emerge, and drink it over the next 20 to 25+ years.