Tasting Notes and Scores
This is a rather clipped, austere style of Canon, but the color remains a nicely saturated ruby/garnet. The wine shows a distinct earthy, compost-like character along with plum and currant fruit. Slightly austere, with moderate tannin, this is a rather classic, mineral-laden style of Canon that should continue to age well for another decade. Anticipated maturity: Now-2012. Last tasted, 10/02.
Chocolate and blackberry character on the nose, with hints of tobacco. Medium- to full-bodied, with slightly chewy tannins and a medium finish. A little dry, but some very pretty fruit underneath.—'88/'98 Bordeaux blind retrospective (2008). James Suckling