The 2014 Chateau Canon wine has a very well defined and has a precise bouquet with ebullient raspberry and wild strawberry scents infused with minerals. This St-Emilion wine has aromatics which are utterly captivating. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin and very well-judged acidity. There is tension and poise to this Saint Emilion wine, gently fanning out with a delicate spicy finish that lingers long in the mouth.
Though surely destined to be over-shadowed by the extraordinary 2015, this Canon wine deserves a berth in your cellar. This 2014 Chateau Canon is outstanding for the vintage, a sublime wine that might dare rank alongside the 2009 and 2010.
The 2014 Chateau Canon wine is a blend of 72% Merlot and 28% Cabernet Franc, the estate moving towards the latter in terms of its new plantings, which will possibly see 40% in 15 or 20 years time. It was picked from 22 September until 6 October for the Merlot and three days later for the Cabernet Franc, matured in around 80% new oak. Drink date 2020 – 2050.
96 points James Suckling
95 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
93 points Wine Spectator