Chateau Canon Saint Emilion 2005 750ml
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Chateau Canon Saint Emilion 2005

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2005 was a year of drought. After a particularly dry winter (the moisture deficit reached as much as 70%), January and February were very cold, and then March was very mild and almost summer-like. April was the only month to have real rain. The budding and then the flowering (first week of June) were completed in quite quick time and in good weather conditions. The first signs of drought appeared as early as June bringing about a slowing down of vine shoot growth. The hot weather continued into July before letting up in August when the temperatures were cooler. Because of the lack of water, the size of the berries remained small and sugar content as well as total polyphenol content in the grapes at picking were high. The resulting wine had a magnificent, very deep colour, ripe yet fresh fruit flavours and an amazingly rich tannic structure. These qualities were preserved by Canon's terroir and its cool limestone subsoil.
Wine Spectator
  • ws94

Shows coffee, light toasty oak and milk chocolate. Full-bodied, with layered tannins and a woody, ripe fruit aftertaste. Rich, chewy and very powerful. Impressive. Gets better and better. Best after 2014.

March 31, 2008
Wine Enthusiast
  • we93

Freshness and richness combine in this wine. There's a eucalyptus freshness that goes with the intense acidity. But alongside this is the dark, dense blackberry fruit that layers with the hints of wood. Keep this for six years before tasting, and then for many more.

June 1, 2008
Wine Advocate
  • wa90

70% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc. Medium-deep garnet. Intense aromas of warm plums and blackberries plus pronounced spiciness - cinnamon, allspice and cardamom. Mocha. A faint (pleasant) whiff of VA. Medium to high acid, really nice concentration, medium+ level of fine tannins, long finish. (90+)

March 2010

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