Whether Château Canon takes its name from erstwhile owner, the privateer Jacques Kanon, or the Fronsac estate of the same name owned by the family to whom Kanon sold this property is unknown. What is known is that Kanon expanded the vineyards and built the original chateau on the site. The Fontemoing famliy owned Canon for many years until the mid-19th century when Canon was sold several times, finally being taken on by the Fourneier family in 1919. They invested heavily in the vineyard and estate and resided here until 1996, when Canon was sold to the Wertheimer brothers, oweners of Chanel. As with the Wertheimer's other estate - Rauzan Ségla in Margaux - Canon has been managed by John Kolasa. Kolasa has now retired, his place being taken by Nicolas Audebert, former wine maker at Cheval des Andes.
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The nose here is a touch shy, but beautifully fresh and leading to a medium weight, fully mineral, grippy palate. Tannin is integrated and superbly ripe. This is both subtle and elegant. Long and easy wine, with a flavour of the ripest red apples to the plum and bleberry fruit. Coolly parallel, with a lovely juicy finish. One complex and integrated package. Bowes Wine original note
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