2005 Canon, 6x750ml

2005 Canon, 6x750ml

2005 Chateau Canon, St Emilion

Availability: 1-2 weeks

Case size: 6 / Bottle size: 750ml

Duty Status
From £625.00

Critics Score: 95

Publication: Neal Martin, Wine Advocate

Drinking Dates: 2018-2040

Tasted at the Château Canon vertical, the 2005 Canon is evolving into a quite gorgeous Saint Emilion. One can still discern those brown spices infiltrating the ripe red and black fruit. There is fine mineralité here, great focus, perhaps just a hint of dried blood that develops with time. The palate is medium-bodied with supple, ripe tannin. It is a very complex Saint Emilion with immense purity and style, a wine that you have to keep coming back to in order to understand. It's at that pivotal stage between primary and secondary notes, the red and black fruit being overtaken by cedar, morels and a touch of game. It gently lifts and fans out to a quite captivating finish. Dare I say that the 2005 Canon is the pick of the three over 2009 and 2010? There...I've said it...it is a quite brilliant wine. Tasted October 2015.
2005 Chateau Canon, St Emilion

2005 marks a turning point in Canon's fortunes. Years of patient work and investment in winery and vineyards started to bear fruit and the wine received its strongest reviews in years. Tasting the 2005 en-primeur and later in bottle, I was struck by its completeness; it was one of my stand-out wines of the vintage. Now in the early stages of its drinking window there is renewed interest and some recently released ex-chateau stock caught my eye.

- Simon Quinn, VinQuinn ltd.