Canon

 

2020 Canon (barrel sample) 98+p

Tasted in May 2021. 68% Merlot + 32% Cabernet Franc. 14.5% alcohol. Intense aroma of black cherries/blueberries on the nose, creamy on the palate with silky berries and grained tannin, great complexity and elegance, sophisticated, excellent depth, long, long aftertaste. Spectacular effort.

2018 Canon 98p

Tasted twice - last time in February 2021. Consistent notes. 72% Merlot + 28% Cabernet Franc. Intense aroma of black cherries/blueberries on the nose, creamy on the palate with silky berries and grained tannin, very complex and sophisticated, great complexity and length with a long, long aftertaste. Sublime wine.

2017 Canon (barrel sample) 96p

Canon made an impressive 2017 with a lot of elegance and finesse, beautifully scented fruit and silky tannin.

2016 Canon (barrel sample) 97+p 

74% Merlot + 26% C. Franc) showed fabulous aromas and complexity on the nose, silky fruit and tannin, was distinguished, pure and refined, great finesse and precision. Long, long aftertaste.

2015 Canon (barrel sample) 97p

It benefitted a lot from staying in oak because it's improved since I tasted it last September 2016. It had a great aroma of black fruit, excellent complexity, structure and focus. Sophisticated touch and great length. Fabulous stuff. Choosing one's favourite between those two vintages is challenging - they are like identical siblings!

2000 Canon 94p

Tasted in June 2007. Dark red. Very aromatic and very intense nose of raspberries and blueberries. An elegant wine with a lot of finesse and fine balance. Very seductive, attractive and tasty. I will keep like that for at least until 2030.

1982 Canon 95p

Tasted in November 2014. Fine wine, keeping its ground very well, youthful and viril. Impressive. 

1945 Canon 95p

Tasted in December 2013. Stunningly fine wine, very much alive and in perfect balance. Very truffy, sophisticated, a lot of sweetness, complex and incredibly delightful. Simply a tremendous effort.

Latest news

1. I spent two weeks in Bordeaux from mid-April to check out the 2021 vintage from the barrel. A review of 300+ tasted barrel samples has just been published on the 23rd of June 2022.

2. Impressions from my trip to Bordeaux in November 2021 are here - chapter "2021 Bordeaux" in "VINTAGES". Additional TNs from barrel samples of 2020 vintage tasted in Bordeaux - chapter "2020 FROM BARREL", in "VINTAGES".

3. 2019 vintage's TNs on 85 wines tasted in Bordeaux in November 2021  plus additional TNs on 120+ wines tasted in Copenhagen during January-March 2022, are published. Check out chapter "2019 BARREL/BOTTLE" in "VINTAGES".

4. Tasting notes concerning the 2018 vintage on wines tasted from the bottle in Bordeaux in November 2021- chapter "2018 IN BOTTLE" in "VINTAGES".

5. The Burgundy blog in the News chapter is a new feature, including impressions from Burgundy tastings/tasting dinners attended since November 2018. It'll also have impressions on tasted wines from Beaujolais' best winegrowers. I explored this wine area in April 2022 while tasting Morgon Cote du Puy from five producers in 2018 and 2019. A tasting of top cuveés from the same producers will follow in June 2022.

6. In addition to my website, I also post tasting notes to an excellent website run by Pekka Nuikki from Finland, www.tastingbook.com, where I have 11.000+ followers and 2.850+ TNs by mid-June 2022.