2006 Saint-Emilion Premier Cru Classe B
The 2006 Chateau Canon is 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. This classic vintage, from the notable Saint-Emilion appellation, carries rich aromas. The nose opens-up with cherry, damson plum, and figs evolving into mild spices, cumin, subtle hints of roasted coffee, almond, hazelnut, or even dry flowers and thyme. The palate is elegant and lean but also quite poised.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Tasted at Bordeaux Index's annual 10-Year On tasting in London.The 2006 Château Canon has a vivid, kirsch and wild strawberry bouquet with touches of orange zest and marmalade, a touch of mushroom in the background. The palate is medium-bodied with supple ripe black cherry and blackcurrant fruit, sage and melted tar. There is wonderful structure here, superb salinity, completely fulfilling the promise it demonstrated out of bottle. Perhaps yes, I was a little over-enthusiastic at that time, but after ten years it has foraged wonderful focus and vivacity. Seek this out. Tasted January 2016.