Chateau Canon  2012 Front Label
Chateau Canon  2012 Front LabelChateau Canon  2012 Front Bottle Shot

Chateau Canon 2012

  • RP94
  • WE94
  • JS93
  • JD93
  • WS91
750ML / 14% ABV
Other Vintages
  • D98
  • RP99
  • WS99
  • JS99
  • JD98
  • WE97
  • D97
  • JD97
  • RP96
  • WE95
  • JS95
  • D95
  • WS94
  • TA91
  • RP98
  • WE98
  • D97
  • JS97
  • JD96
  • WS95
  • CG92
  • V100
  • JS100
  • JD98
  • WS97
  • WE97
  • D96
  • RP96
  • WW98
  • JS96
  • WS94
  • RP94
  • D92
  • JD92
  • JS96
  • WE95
  • WS93
  • RP93
  • RP96
  • JS96
  • WE95
  • WS93
  • JD99
  • RP97
  • JS95
  • WE95
  • WS93
  • D93
  • JS92
  • WE92
  • WS92
  • D91
  • RP90
  • WE92
  • RP95
  • JS94
  • WE93
  • WS93
  • WS90
  • WS92
  • WE96
  • JS94
  • WS93
  • RP90
  • WS96
  • RP92
All Vintages
Currently Unavailable $74.99
Try the 2015 Vintage 299 99
74 99
74 99
Save $0.00 (0%)
Ships Tomorrow
Limit 0 bottles per customer
Sold in increments of 0
1
Limit Reached
0.0 0 Ratings
MyWine Share
Vintage Alert
Alert me when new vintages are available
Have you tried this? Rate it now
(256 characters remaining)

0.0 0 Ratings
750ML / 14% ABV

Winemaker Notes

Critical Acclaim

All Vintages
RP 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Tasted from several bottles in recent months, the 2012 Canon is a stupendous wine for the vintage and if anything, it appears to be improving with each encounter. It clearly serves up more than enough volume and fruit intensity on the nose compared to the impressive 2011 Canon: it is very pure with black cherries, wild strawberry, asphalt and blood orange. This is very well defined and beautifully focused. The palate is medium-bodied, silky smooth and with that thrilling sense of frisson. There is so much vivacity wound up inside this Saint Emilion that it would not surprise me if it turns out to be one of the very best in 2012. Tasted January 2017.
WE 94
Wine Enthusiast
This dense, extracted wine has dark coffee and bitter chocolate flavors that are followed by wood and tannins. The fruit is still obscured, and may need many years for its dark character to emerge.
Barrel Sample:92-94 Points
JS 93
James Suckling
A red with blueberry, blackberry and walnut character. Chocolate too. Medium to full body, fine tannins and a fresh finish. This is tight and dense. Extremely polished tannins and a long finish. Another 2001. Better in 2018.
JD 93
Jeb Dunnuck
The 2012 Canon is a rich, smoky, meaty 2012 that checks in as blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc. Ripe black cherries, melted licorice, chocolate, and a touch of scorched earth all emerge from this classic, structured effort that has terrific concentration, a pure, backward style, ripe tannin, and a great finish. It’s nowhere near ready for primetime (this wine didn’t start to open up until the second day after opening) and needs a solid 5-7 years of cellaring but will see its 30th birthday in fine form.
Rating: 93+
WS 91
Wine Spectator
Displays a rather firm coating of chalk dust and vanilla notes, with a core of subdued plum and blackberry fruit. Verges on an extracted feel, but comes out solid and sculpted in the end.
Barrel Sample:88-91 Points
View More
Chateau Canon

Chateau Canon

View all products
Chateau Canon, France
Chateau Canon Chateau Canon Winery Image
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.
Image for  content section
View all products
Image for  content section
View all products
WTC139254_2012 Item# 139254

Internet Explorer is no longer supported.
Please use a different browser like Edge, Chrome or Firefox to enjoy all that Wine.com has to offer.

It's easy to make the switch.
Enjoy better browsing and increased security.

Yes, Update Now
Cheers to You!

New customers: $20 off $100+. Code NEW2020

New customers: $20 off $100+. Code NEW2020

There was an error redeeming your code.

*New customers only. One-time use per customer. Order must be placed by 8/31/2020. The $20 discount is given for a single order with a minimum of $100 excluding shipping and tax. Items with pricing ending in .97 are excluded and will not count toward the minimum required. Discount does not apply to corporate orders, gift certificates, StewardShip membership fees, select Champagne brands, Riedel glassware, fine and rare wine, 187ML splits, and all bottles 3.0 liters or larger. No other promotion codes, coupon codes or corporate discounts may be applied to order.

Search for ""

Processing Your Order...