The Chateau Canon 2018 vintage bursts with vibrant fruit, showcasing its brilliant and captivating aromas. The nose is a sensory explosion, with cherries and marzipan taking center stage, offering a delightful and delicious olfactory experience. Minty notes of cedar and rose add a burst of freshness, adding to the wine's complexity and allure. This wine's ethereal balance carries it gracefully, revealing its depth and density on the palate. It is full-blooded and full-bodied, yet always maintaining an elegant finesse. The palate is broad, with refined and silky tannins that glide smoothly on the tongue, enhancing the wine's luxurious texture.
Robert Parker - 97+ Points
"A blend of 72% Merlot and 28% Cabernet Franc, the 2018 Canon has a pH of 3.69 and 14% alcohol. Deep garnet-purple in color, it tumbles effortlessly out of the glass with a gorgeous perfume of candied violets, preserved plums, black cherry compote and Ceylon tea with hints of kirsch, powdered cinnamon, chocolate box and fertile loam. The medium to full-bodied palate is packed with juicy black fruit layers, supported by plush, oh-so-soft tannins and well-knit freshness, finishing long and fragrant."
Antonio Galloni - 96 Points
"The 2018 Canon was picked starting on September 7 and finishing on October 9. Given a two-hour decant, it reveals a surprisingly precocious bouquet, more exuberant than I recall from barrel, offering predominantly black fruit, though the floral element is now amplified and masks the crushed limestone I observed previously (for how long?) The palate delivers multilayered black cherry and blueberry fruit, wrapped up in supple tannins and such a cashmere texture that it feels deceptively approachable when in truth, it has the substance and persistence to merit long-term aging. I wagered that it is the best Canon since the watershed 2015. Don’t expect me to alter that view."