Canon 2007

RegionBordeaux
SubregionSt Emilion
ColourRed
TypeStill


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Tasting Notes

The strongest effort from Canon since 1982 and before 2009, the 2007 (75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc) exhibits a dark ruby/purple color along with a beautiful bouquet of crushed rocks, boysenberries, blueberries, black raspberries, and licorice. The soft tannins, classic feel and texture, and medium to full-bodied, lengthy finish with no hard edges make for an enjoyable, potentially complex wine to drink over the next 15 years. Drink 2010-2025.

Score: 90Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (188), April 2010

The 2007 Canon has a light and pleasant but, I have to say, slightly weedy bouquet that is simply missing the intensity of either Troplong-Mondot or Canon-la-Gaffelière. The palate is medium-bodied with soft tannin on the entry, game and leather infusing the dark berry fruit with a healthy pinch of white pepper on the finish. It's actually one of the better bottles that I have tasted, although Nicolas Audebert is producing far superior wines nowadays. Tasted February 2017.
Drink Date 2017 - 2025

Score: 88Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (231), June 2017

A very pretty wine, with blackberry, chocolate and light vanilla. Medium body, good ripe fruit and a balanced finish. All there and in harmony for the year.

Score: 87/90James Suckling, WineSpectator.com, April 2008

Minerals and a strong Cabernet Franc nose. Attractive aromatics and a bit more beef on the palate than some of its peers. Quite complete and confident with a beginning, middle and end, even if the fruit tastes as though it was picked pretty late. Perhaps not quite enough refreshment factor - almost some heat on the finish! Very unusual for 2007. Drink 2011-2016

Score: 16.5+Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, April 2008

Powerful cassis and sloe with lighter bramble flesh out both nose and palate. The ripeness of the tannins adds to this richness and supple fleshiness. Bright red fruits do come through giving a fresher feel towards the back. 2013-2018.

Score: 88/91Derek Smedley MW, April 2008

Natural berry fruit aromas. Medium weight. Supple on attack with mid-palate sweetness and supple texture. Has freshness on the finish. Lacks some intensity but a fine, harmonious wine. Drink 2012-2020. 3 stars.

Score: 16Decanter Magazine, Decanter.com

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