Sunday, April 30, 2017

Chateau Canon Canon Fronsac, 1990

There are at least three Chateau Canons in Bordeaux--two in Canon Fronsac and one in Saint Emilion. This is the least well known and the least expensive of the three. But it is not to be dismissed.

The color is a light brick. Looks very mature but there is plenty of life in the bouquet. Cherries, flowers, aromatic spices. Very Merlot but without the green or vegetal qualities that often accompany Merlot. Very pretty. Flavors are subtle but still focused on Merlot cherry fruit. Smooth. The tannins have all melted away, but there is good acid to keep the finish lively.

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