Chateau Canon Chaigneau Tasting Notes
Chateau Canon Chaigneau Tasting Notes
Oct 20, 2022

Chateau Canon Chaigneau AOC Lalande-de-Pomerol 2008 $70.20 (UP $78)

The enticing bouquet presents a mélange of red and black fruit, iodine, meat juices and rosemary; it is very Pomerol-like, with black truffle emerging with time. The palate is medium-bodied, yet has more weight and depth than 2012. There is a slight coarseness to the tannins at first, but the wine soon mellows and develops what, for 2008, is quite a plush and cohesive finish.

Grapes: Merlot 92% Cabernet Franc 5% Pressac 3%

Culinary Recommendation: To serve 16 C - 18 C. Good match with Grilled steak, meat in sauce, game and grilled salmon

Awards:
91 Vinous
Bronze Medal Concours de Bordeaux
Bronze Medal Challenge International Blaye/Bourg
VIVINO 4.2

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Chateau Canon Chaigneau AOC Lalande-de-Pomerol 2012 $61.20 (UP $68)

The enticing bouquet presents a mélange of red and black fruit, iodine, meat juices and rosemary; it is very Pomerol-like, with black truffle emerging with time. The palate is medium-bodied, yet has more weight and depth than 2012. There is a slight coarseness to the tannins at first, but the wine soon mellows and develops what, for 2008, is quite a plush and cohesive finish.

Grapes: Merlot 92% Cabernet Franc 5% Pressac 3%

Culinary Recommendation: To serve 16 C - 18 C. Good match with Grilled steak, meat in sauce, game and grilled salmon

Awards:
88 Vinous
Gold Medal Concours de Bordeaux
Coup de Coeur at the Aquitaine Wine Festival in Wuhan (China).
VIVINO 3.9

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Chateau Canon Chaigneau AOC Lalande-de-Pomerol 2016 $58

A grand wine from a grand vintage very impressive and slightly imposing wine… fresh, lithe and energetic yet plump and plush. Gorgeous texture, impressive intensity and a pleasing gentle sweetness, with little hints of cinnamon and five spice in the complex mid-palate. Plums, damsons, red and black cherries and a very long finish. A great advert for its terroir. Very promising.

Grapes: Merlot 92% Cabernet Franc 5% Pressac 3%

Culinary Recommendation: To serve 16 C - 18 C. Good match with Grilled steak, meat in sauce, game and grilled salmon

Awards:
90 Wine Enthusiast
Silver Medal Concours de Bordeaux.
Gold Medal Concours Feminalise.
Silver Medal Concours Elle à Table.
VIVINO 3.9

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Chateau Canon Chaigneau AOC Lalande-de-Pomerol 2018 $49.90 (UP $58)

A very balanced, creamy-textured red with blueberry, chocolate and walnut flavours. Plump, rich and well-structured on the palate, this retains a pleasant fresh acidity and is impressively restrained in terms of the alcohol level. Plums and damson fruit, with the signature iron minerality and chewy yet svelte tannins of the argilo-calcaire terroir. Very persistent and, indeed, very promising at this formative stage.

Grapes: Merlot 92% Cabernet Franc 5% Pressac 3%

Culinary Recommendation: To serve 16 C - 18 C. Good match with Grilled steak, meat in sauce, game and grilled salmon

Awards:
89 Vinous
90 Wine Enthusiast
91 Jeb Dunnuck
92 James Suckling.com
91 The Wine Cellar Insider
Gold Medal Concours Terre des Vins. 
Gold Medal Concours Mondial Féminalise
VIVINO 4.2

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Chateau Canon Chaigneau Cuvée 8a 2019 $48 (UP $49.90)

New eagerly anticipated unoaked cuvée.

Thierry Garnaud, winemaker at Cheval Blanc for 38 vintages, wanted to try his hand at something different. A pure expression of a unique terroir, but more modern, without oak, and available as an everyday drinker, without breaking the bank.

‘8a’ is the identity in our chai of the cuve in which this wine is lovingly crafted. Made from specific parcels of slightly younger vines, it’s vinified & matured solely in concrete, and can be enjoyed sooner than it’s ‘grand vin’ sibling. Not a second wine, but very much a different cuvée.

‘The 2019 Cuve 8A has a well-defined, taut and linear bouquet, a light marine influence coming through with time. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy black fruit, a slightly granular texture, good grip, and black pepper and graphite notes toward the finish. A fascinating and quite delicious 2019.’ Neal Martin, 92

Grapes: Merlot 

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