Chateau Canon 2017 is a strong candidate for wine of the vintage. It also presents one of the very greatest values currently available in high-end Bordeaux that is ready to drink.
There is no doubt that winemaker Nicolas Audebert is riding an extraordinary wave at Canon. Building on the foundations laid by John Kolassa he has taken this property to the very highest echelons of Saint Emilion. Today, Chateau Canon is one of the hottest wines in Bordeaux.
2017 is accessible both for drinking and in terms of price. The vintage lacks the glamour of the years that fall either side of it and its slightly unfashionable status is reflected in the market price. Great producers, however, make great wine in lesser vintages and Canon’s privileged terroir in combination with Audebert’s magic touch has yielded a very special Canon.
These are not the ratings of a wine from a second tier vintage! At our Southwold tasting of 2017s – which confirmed the generous and forward style of this vintage that’s already approachable for drinking – Canon came just a whisker behind Cheval Blanc and AHEAD of Ausone, Figeac, Pavie and even Petrus.
When one of our long-standing collectors recently asked for advice on pruning back his cellar a little bit, we jumped on the opportunity to pick up a parcel of Canon ’17 to offer for current drinking. One of our favourite wines, great value, and drinking now – we’re thrilled to offer these cases today.
Offered subject to remaining unsold. Available now from our Singapore cellars.
Chateau Canon 2017
23 cases (1×6) OWC available @ $700 per case (w/ GST $756)
Nicolas Audebert and his team have done it again. The 2017 Canon is shaping up to be one of the wines of the vintage. Rich and vertical in construction, the 2017 possesses off-the-charts richness and intensity in all of its dimensions. In the glass, the 2017 is sumptuous and layered, with superb detail and tons of sheer pedigree. In 20 years, readers will have a fabulous time tasting the 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 together and debating their respective merits. Dark plum fruit, striking Franc aromatics and the clean, focused energy of Saint-Émilion’s limestone plateau make for a ravishing, exquisite wine of the highest level. In a word: breathtaking.
97/100 – Antonio Galloni / vinous.com
The 2017 Canon was bottled on 15 May, 2019. This needs time to settle in the glass, the oak rather vocal at this early stage and overshadowing the blackberry and briary aromas. It only takes a couple of minutes for this Saint-Émilion to settle and reveal more limestone-infused fruit that really shows its terroir. The palate is very well defined with crunchy black fruit. I appreciate the chalky texture and freshness of this Canon, almost brittle, with blackberry and brine-like notes on the finish. Whilst not up there with the superlative 2016, the follow-up is still very fine. Note that over multiple tasting this Canon improved between September and December.
95/100 – Neal Martin / vinous.com
The 2017 Canon is medium to deep garnet-purple in color. It prances out with showy notions of rose oil, Indian spices, and cedar chest, over a core of juicy black plums and black cherries, with a waft of black truffles. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is packed with bright, expressive black fruits, supported by fine-grained tannins and a lively backbone, finishing long and fragrant.
96/100 – Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW / thewineindependent.com
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Offer ends on Friday 25th August 2023 l No further discount l Immediate payment required l Delivery fees ($32.40) waived for purchases above $500 before GST excluding airports | Cancellation of orders not allowed l Order/s to be collected/delivered within 1 month upon stock availability l Offered Ex-Singapore & subject to remaining unsold