2005 Canon, St-Emilion

SKU #1039184 94 points James Suckling

 Aromas of fresh cep mushrooms, berries, spices, roses, and sous bois, give way to hints of milk chocolate and vanilla. Full and rich, with beautifully balanced tannins and a long finish. Loads going on in this wine, yet it remains subtle and beautiful. This needs time. Pull the cork after 2015.  (5/2012)

94 points Wine Spectator

 Shows coffee, light toasty oak and milk chocolate. Full-bodied, with layered tannins and a woody, ripe fruit aftertaste. Rich, chewy and very powerful. Impressive. Gets better and better. Best after 2014. (JS)  (3/2008)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 A strong effort from Château Canon, the 2005 offers a saturated ruby/purple color followed by beautiful floral notes intermixed with black raspberry, black cherry, and some crushed rock. Medium to full-bodied, with extraordinary elegance and precision, this stunner is showing better now than it was early in its life. This wine is set for another three decades of longevity. (RP)  (6/2015)

93 points Wine Enthusiast

 Freshness and richness combine in this wine. There’s a eucalyptus freshness that goes with the intense acidity. But alongside this is the dark, dense blackberry fruit that layers with the hints of wood. Keep this for six years before tasting, and then for many more. (RV)  (6/2008)

90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Full ruby-red. Sexy, high-toned nose shows a very sweet maraschino cherry quality. Then juicy and energetic, with a vinosity that almost comes as a shock following the nose. The subtle flavors of currant, graphite and minerals linger nicely.  (6/2008)

Jancis Robinson

 Mid crimson. Sweet and perfumed. Savoury, edgy but informed more by vineyard than by winemaking tricks. Solid expressive stuff.  (1/2015)

K&L Notes

They are on the road back to making fine wines. Soft and pure and a bit old school style. Very well-made. * (Clyde Beffa, K&L Bordeaux buyer)

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By: Clyde Beffa Jr. | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/16/2016 | Send Email
Wow! Powerful and fairly tannic wine that needs some years in your cellar. Licorice and gingerbread aromas with blackberry fruit flavors. Super structure and balance. Another solar vintage but more apparent power on the palate. 80% Merlot
Drink from 2018 to 2038

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- A very popular red grape variety found in the great wines of St. Emilion and Pomerol. It is the most planted variety in Bordeaux, and it has also become an extremely fashionable red in many regions including California. Although it has a reputation to be smooth, and easy to drink when young, Merlot is also capable of producing extremely intense wines as well. It is often used as a blending agent with Cabernet Sauvignon.


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Specific Appellation:

Saint Emilion