Château Canon St. Emilion Grand Cru 2010

96 James Suckling | 96 Wine Advocate | 95 Wine Enthusiast



Country: France

Region: Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Emilion Grand Cru

Variety: 70% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc

Terroir: clay and limestone soil, limestone subsoil

Winemaking: aged 18 months in 70% New barrels after fermentation and maceration

James Suckling 96
Wonderful nose with strawberries, cherry blossom, and vanilla. The red opens up with blueberries, milk chocolate and sweet licorice. Full and juicy on palate with pure dark fruit and velvety tannins. So nicely layered texture and long in the finish with red fruit and crushed chalk. The texture is superb.

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate 96
Deep garnet colored, the 2010 Canon features wonderfully expressive notes of dried mulberries, stewed plums and baked black cherries with hints of mocha, bay leaves and fallen leaves. Full-bodied, opulent and super spicy, it has a plush texture with a racy line supporting the hedonic fruit, finishing with jaw-dropping persistence.

Wine Enthusiast 95
Powerful, complex and ripe, this is a magnificent and concentrated wine. Juicy blackberry fruits, tight acidity and finely integrated tannins give a smooth, rich texture. This beautiful wine has long-term aging potential.

1 review for Château Canon St. Emilion Grand Cru 2010


    Had this for a corporate ZOOM wine seminar this week – spectacular! Was wine of the night, beating out 100 Point Pontet-Canet, at least for drinking now (Pontet needs a decade more in bottle!). Ripe and rich and layered with lovey red fruits, earth, sandalwood and spice. tannins are resolved, just entering its prime. Drink for a decade or two more!!

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