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Date Printed: 11/26/2014
Chateau Canon  2004
Chateau Canon 2004
(search item no. 101820)
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Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 11/26/2014: $59.99

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
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
1982 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
1982 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The velvety, silky style of Chateau Canon is a magical result of the way the grape varieties benefit from its soil. The wines that grow in it fresh, subtle and elegant. They have a remarkable capacity for aging. Chateau Canon is therefore a wine that requires patience, which over time reveals its noble qualities.
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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.