Croix Canon St Emilion Grand Cru 2016 (Bordeaux, France) 750mL - [JS 93] [WA 90-92]

Croix Canon St Emilion Grand Cru 2016
(Bordeaux, France) 750mL - [JS 93] [WA 90-92]

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About the Winery 
Château Canon, located on top of the limestone plateau in view of the village of Saint-Émilion, was originally part of the Clos St-Martin vineyard. It was purchased in 1760 by Jacques Kanon, frigate lieutenant and corsair working for King Louis XV. Officially renamed Château Canon in 1853, the estate was purchased by the Wertheimer family in 1996, owners of the famed Chanel fashion house. In 2011, Canon purchased Château Matras to add to the production of its second wine, Clos Canon. In the summer of 2013, the Canon team unveiled the meticulously restored “Chapelle de Mazerat.” On the Saint-Émilion hillside sloping gently down to the Dordogne River, a magnificent stone cross marks the entrance to this chapel, which gave rise to a new label in 2011: “Croix Canon, Saint-Émilion Grand Cru.” The 12th century church now houses the entire winemaking and production side of the second wine. Today, Château Canon is recognized as a Première Grand Cru Classé “B” of Saint Émilion and one of the great estates of Bordeaux.

About this Wine:
Croix Canon is crafted with precision and care. In the cellar, the gravity-flow fermenting room allows for gentle yet thorough extraction. Made primarily from Merlot grapes with some Cabernet Franc, the wine is aged for 18 months in French oak barrels, 10% of which is new.

Tasting Notes
The nose is fresh, delicate and fruity. The palate is silky with an intense aromatic expression and firm tannin structure. A long and graceful finish displays the balance and poise which define Croix Canon.

Food Pairing
Match this wine at cellar temperature to a variety of dishes based on red meat or pair with ripe cheeses.


Ratings & Reviews

93 Points - James Suckling:
"A juicy richness to the fruit with dark-berry and sliced-mushroom character on the nose and palate. Full body, chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. Very structured. Try from 2023." (Jan 2019)

90-92 Points - Wine Advocate:
"The 2016 Croix Canon is a blend of 76% Merlot and 24% Cabernet Franc this year and matured in 25% new oak. It has a very precise bouquet with blackcurrant, touches of blueberry and subtle mineral aromas, gaining intensity as it opens in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp tannin, very tensile in the mouth with touches of graphite and tobacco, seguing into a supple and refined finish. It seems very approachable at this stage, but even as a Deuxième Vin, I can see this aging nicely over a decade, possibly more." - Neal Martin (Apr 2017)