2021 - Grand Vin Canon Chaigneau PRIMEUR
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Our 2021 slowly maturing in barrique and in cuve : they are fascinating, especially in the context of the three pervious vintages. Cool climate vintages look to be the new ‘millesimes d’exception’, and on the back of the warm, concentrated and opulent 18/19/20s. They have a lovely mineral freshness and precision, wonderful notes of blueberry and red fruits, a black tea infused freshness, with a splendid tingling length.
‘Marqué par des notes de mûres, d’iris et de fèves de cacao, le bouquet de Canon Chaigneau est invitant. De caractère élancé en bouche, le vin me semble déjà bien accessible. Ses tannins lui offrent de la densité et la structure acide soutient l’expression fruitée en finale. Un vin expressif qui mérite un peu d’épanouissement.’
Yves Beck 90-91
‘Quite floral in nature, the wine is fresh, easy drinking and plummy, with loads of sweet, ripe, fruity, chocolate and cherry overtones. Drink from 2023-2029’
Jeff Leve, 90
Canon Chaigneau (Lalande de Pomerol; 93% Merlot; 5% Cabernet Franc; 2% Malbec; 13% alcohol; a final vineyard yield of 23.7 hl/ha). A step up in quality from the Cuve 8a Beton variant, with softer tannins, above all on the attack. There is more layering and detail in the mid-palate too. We have the same sense of purity and focussed precision, though the wood tannins bring just the slightest hint of dryness to the otherwise impressive, long and tapering finish. The ferrous minerality that is very evident in the Beton cuvee is more restrained and better incorporated here, allowing the crunchy red berry and stone fruit to take the spotlight. This should age graciously.
Colin Hay, 89-91.
‘Another wine that has outstanding potential is the 2021 Château Canon Chaigneau, a blend of 93% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Malbec. Pulled from just 40% of the production and resting in 72% new barrels, it has a pretty bouquet of mulberries, spring flowers, and lavender. Medium-bodied and fruit-forward on the palate, it's balanced, has ripe tannins, and a great finish.’
Jeb Dunnuck, 88-90