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.