St-Emilion 1GCC & GCC 2010: panel tasting results
extraction and alcohols in many examples, which masked their vineyard character. Nevertheless, two wines were awarded Outstanding and 17 wines Highly Recommended - see all 19 St Emilion 2010s here...
Château Canon, 1GCC
Decanter average score: 17.25pts/20 (90+/100pts)
Individual judges’ scores: Stephen Brook 18 James Lawther MW 17.5 Steven Spurrier 16.5
Leathery nose, savoury and smoky. Plump, broad and bold, with considerable power and high ripeness, and a minty hint behind. Richly textured on the palate. On the sweet side, but the tannins and acidity are there, as is a firm terroir presence.
Price £97–£117 Berry Bros & Rudd, Bon Coeur, Christopher Keiller, Corkr, En Primeur, Farr Vintners, Fine & Rare, Millesima