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Date Printed: 7/23/2014
Chateau Canon  1982
Chateau Canon 1982
(search item no. 89095)
Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 7/23/2014: $349.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 James Suckling rating: 96 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2010 James Suckling rating: 96 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2009 James Suckling rating: 96 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
2000 James Suckling rating: 94 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"An amber edge to this wine's dark garnet/ruby color suggests approaching maturity. A fragrant, sweet nose of minerals, cherry jam, smoke, earth, cedar, and vanilla is enticing. Medium to full-bodied, with fabulously sweet fruit, a viscous texture, yet vibrant underlying acidity as well as surprising tannin and length, this is the greatest Canon produced over the last thirty years. Anticipated maturity: now-2015."
-The Wine Advocate

"This has always been one of the great wines of the vintage and one of the greatest ever produced at this estate. Seriously dark ruby in color, with blackberry, earth and fresh floral aromas. Full-bodied, with full silky tannins and thick, ripe fruit."
-Wine Spectator

My Notes:

Additional wines from Chateau Canon:

  • 2004 (search item no. 101820)

About Chateau Canon:

The different plots of vines total 54 acres of very uniform soil types, which is the first hint that Chateau Caonon is unusual with respect to the rest of the Saint Emilion area. The Subltle combination of limestone containing fossilized starfish covered by a thin layer of clay left behind by a prehistoric lake, constitute an ideal environment for the grape varieties, highlighting the expression of their characteristics. Fresh, yet not very rich, this type of soil is a perfectly balanced medium for the vines that keeps yields down while enhancing quality. The different steps in the vineyard management calendar are scrupulously respected throughout the year. Chateau Canon manages its plots sustainably, ensuring perfect ripeness and making it easier to identify the best batches of fruit, which are vinified separately. The policy is clearly to foster environmental preservation.