Croix Canon Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 2012
Croix Canon is the renamed and rarely seen second wine of Château Canon – a fashionable Bordeaux estate that joined Château Rauzan-Ségla and Napa Valley’s St. Supéry Estate under the ownership of Chanel.
In 2012 the name of this wine was changed from Clos Canon to Croix Canon. It takes its name from the small chapel at the end of their 18 hectare vineyard, which dates back to the 12th Century. It was renovated into a winery that now makes Croix Canon. This wine was made by the highly respected John Kolasa before he retired. Born in Scotland, Kolasa became a French teacher, before embarking on a wine adventure that would take him to Château Latour and then onto the neighbour of Mouton-Rothschild, Rauzan-Ségla. 2012 was an outstanding vintage in Saint-Emilion, and one that tends to get unfairly overlooked in favour of the likes of 2005, 2010 and 2015. In such a vintage, Croix Canon is a second wine that could give many a Grand Vin a run for its money. Predominantly Merlot with a splash of Cabernet Franc for structure and tannin, it is aged in oak for 18 months. What is drawn from those precious casks is rich with blackberry, plum, cassis, red summer fruits, liquorice, leather, nutmeg, wildflowers. Earning itself 90 points from wine critic James Suckling, Croix Canon 2012 is a wonderful glimpse into a top vintage and a great winemaker.
Château Canon is located on top of Saint-Emilion’s much-coveted limestone plateau and for a long time was headed up by the legendary John Kolasa. Now owned by Chanel, as you can imagine, no expense is spared.£6.13 per 100.00ml
SKU No.: 2651708
Style No.: 685352
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