2009 Canon, St-Emilion (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1056673 96 points James Suckling

 Aromas of nuts, spices, chocolate powder, then changes to fruits and flowers. Fascinating. Full body, with silky tannins and a wonderful intensity and super polished tannins with a long, long finish. Super refined. Best Canon in years. Try in 2016.  (2/2012)

95 points Wine Enthusiast

 Hugely dense, foursquare wine with great fruit and the purest tannins. Chocolate and coffee predominate at the same time as sweet tannins and acidity. A wine that combines charm with great power.  (3/2012)

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The finest Canon since the 1982, the 2009 (75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc) reveals a dense blue/purple color along with a classic nose of chalk dust, blueberries, black raspberries, black currants and a touch of wood smoke. Medium to full-bodied, elegant and loaded with an inner framework of minerality and moderately high tannins, this backward, but stylish, concentrated Canon will benefit from 7-8 years of cellaring and last for three decades.  (2/2012)

93 points Wine Spectator

 Racy and beautifully defined, with a sleek graphite frame to the mouthwatering loganberry, blackberry and linzer torte flavors. Shows lots of toasted spice on the finish, but is well-integrated, with a gorgeous mouthfeel. This has ample fruit, but remains very suave. Best from 2013 through 2025.  (3/2012)

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 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.  (7/2012)

K&L Notes

*1/2+ At UGC: Back under John Kolasa direction. A sweet and sexy wine. Soft and lovely. Red currant flavors. Long. Ralph: Bright and elegant, with great balance. Delicious. Their best in years! Note: Futures item. Wine will arrive late 2011 to 2013. You will be contacted for delivery instructions.

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By: Ralph Sands | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 3/5/2012 | Send Email
Bright and elegant, with great balance. Delicious. Their best in years!

By: Clyde Beffa Jr. | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 3/5/2012 | Send Email
*1/2+ At UGC: Back under John Kolasa direction. A sweet and sexy wine. Soft and lovely. Red currant flavors. Long.

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Varietal:

Merlot

- 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.
Country:

France

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Sub-Region:

Bordeaux

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Specific Appellation:

Saint Emilion