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2014 Château Canon

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ITEM 8363886 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar; Purchased at retail

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
caputom 1 $75 $75
8 $75
Item Sold Amount Date
I8378609 1 $75 Aug 14, 2022
I8363886 1 $75 Aug 7, 2022
I8352473 1 $75 Jul 31, 2022
I8338102 2 $75 Jul 24, 2022
I8287868 2 $80 Jun 26, 2022
I8256330 1 $90 Jun 5, 2022
I8234548 1 $80 May 22, 2022
I8167975 1 $90 Apr 3, 2022
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RATINGS

95Vinous / IWC

...blackberry, raspberry, briary and light tobacco scents...palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, a fine bead of acidity, harmonious and poised with a structured yet precise finish that is pure class.

94The Wine Advocate

...very well-defined, precise bouquet with ebullient raspberry and wild strawberry scents infused with minerals...palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin and very well-judged acidity...gently fanning out with a delicate spicy finish that lingers long in the mouth.

94Wine Spectator

A fresh, pure style, with lots of floral and black tea notes out front...finish sports a mouthwatering chalky spine and lovely perfume...

92+ Jeb Dunnuck

Black raspberries, cherries, exotic spices and lots of floral notes emerge from this medium to full-bodied, extraordinarily elegant, seamless Saint-Emilion that shines for its complexity and nuance more than for power and richness.

90Wine Enthusiast

...bright and fresh, showing only the lightest of tannins and crisp, zingy acidity. Red currants cut right through the palate giving it levity...

16.5Jancis Robinson

Mild, muted nose without real insistence. Mild mannered. Everything in the right place...

PRODUCER

Château Canon

Château Canon is a Premier Cru Classe B of the St.-Emilion. Like many of its neighbors in Bordeaux, it has a romantic history. It was founded by Jacques Kanon in 1760 using money he’d earned as a naval fighting, and usually pillaging, English trading ships. Kanon built an impressive château and planted his surrounding property entirely to grapes, which was unusual at the time. Later owners changed the name to Château Canon and today it is owned by the Wertheimer family. The estate includes a total of 53 acres, of which 35 are in production. The vineyards are planted to 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc. Some 30,000 bottles of the signature wine are produced annually. “At its best,” writes Robert M. Parker Jr., “Canon is a splendidly rich, deep, and concentrated wine, muscular and full-bodied…It remains a mystery why this wine is not better known…”

REGION

France, Bordeaux, St.-Émilion

Saint-Émilion is on the east side of the Dordogne River. At 13,400 acres it is one of Bordeaux’s largest appellations, and perhaps its most picturesque. It is also home to what has been called “the garagiste” movement of upstart, tradition-defying winemakers who produce artisanal wines in styles that are unconventional for the appellation. The village of Saint-Émilion dates from the middle ages and it sits on low hills, surrounded by ancient walls. Like its neighbor Pomerol, Saint-Émilion was not included in the famous Bordeaux classification system of 1855. But a century later a ranking system was put in place, and unlike the classification system for the Medoc, the Saint-Émilion system is reviewed every ten years, meaning that estates can be upgraded or downgraded. There are three rankings: Grand Cru Classé, Premier Grand Cru Classé B and Premier Grand Cru Classé A, with the final ranking being the best. Such legendary Saint-Émilion estates as Châteaux Ausone and Cheval-Blanc are Premier Grand Cru Classé A, along with Châteaux Pavie and Angélus, both added to the classification in 2012. Wines in this appellation are primarily Merlot, mixed with Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon.