Canon 2000

SubregionSt Emilion

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Tasting Notes

This elegant St.-Emilion has filled out nicely over the last decade. From barrel and post-bottling, I thought it might turn out austere, but that does not appear to be the case. It offers a deep ruby/purple color as well as copious aromas of black cherries, crushed rocks, and earthy undertones. While not a blockbuster, it is beautifully balanced and pure, revealing slightly more depth and richness than I expected. Drink it now and over the next 10-15 years.

Score: 90Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (189), June 2010

Score: 89Robert Parker, Bordeaux Book (4), December 2003

Score: 89Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (146), April 2003

Performing better than it did last year, Canon's 2000 has put on additional weight, the tannin is sweeter, and the mid-palate is more expansive ... all positive signs. Long in the mouth and muted aromatically, it reveals notes of strawberry jam intermixed with black cherries, minerals, oak, and herbs. An attractive, medium-bodied effort with outstanding ripeness, length, and balance, it is not a blockbuster, but it is intense and well-delineated. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2020.

Score: 89/90Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (139), February 2002

Score: 88/90Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (134), April 2001

Score: 89/91James Suckling,, January 2003

Score: 16.5Farr Vintners, April 2001

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