Croix Canon 2014

St Emilion, Second wine

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Tasting Notes

Direct, with a lively mesquite note piercing the core of gently mulled raspberry and blackberry fruit. Shows a fleshy edge on the finish, where a dried fruitcake hint lingers. Best from 2018 through 2022.

Score: 88

James Molesworth, Wine Spectator Maturity: 2018-2022 01 April 2017

Mid crimson. Very appetising and fresh on the nose. Round and well balanced with lots of vigour. Beautifully balanced even if almost unnervingly forward. GV

Score: 16+

Jancis Robinson MW, Maturity: 2018-2026 28 February 2017

The crushed-berry and lemon-rind character is beautiful on the nose and the palate. Medium-to full-bodied, firm and silky. Lovely texture and length. Refined. Drink in 2020.

Score: 92

James Suckling, Maturity: 2020+ 13 February 2017

The Croix Canon 2014, a blend of 91% Merlot and 9% Cabernet Franc, comes from a separate vineyard that belonged to Château Madras plus the young vines from Canon itself. It has a fragrant raspberry bouquet with a touch of limestone coming through. The palate is medium-bodied with chewy tannin, a little savory in the mouth, with nicely integrated 30% new oak coming through and lending weight on the finish.

Score: 88 - 90

Neal Martin, Wine Advocate, Maturity: 2018-2028 30 April 2015

The 2014 Croix Canon, the estate's second wine, emerges from a parcel nestled between Berliquet, Vieux Château Mazerat and Angélus. A blast of dark red stone fruit, smoke, tar, licorice and earthiness hits the palate in a wine that is dense and powerful, yet also weightless and quite classic in conception. It is precisely those contrasts that make the Croix Canon so compelling. The Croix Canon is not sold en primeur, but when it is eventually released, it will be a must-buy.

Score: 89 - 92

Antonio Galloni, 01 April 2015