St-Emilion 1GCC & GCC 2010: panel tasting results

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These structured, ageworthy wines pleased our judges on the whole, but they criticised the high oak,
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...
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St Emilion 2010, Château Canon
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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
Drink 2016–2030
Alc 15%