It's not unusual to come across Nicolas Audebert's vintage Land Rover alongside the old drystone walls that protect his perfectly aligned rows of vines. A little further on, the bucolic charm of the wisteria-clad chartreuse invites us to contemplate its view of the silhouette of the medieval city of Saint-Emilion.
Superbly situated in the heart of the limestone plateau, Canon benefits from limestone clay soils which give it its freshness, minerality and tension. The grand vin is "seductive, creamy, rich and refined at the same time, with a lovely chalky finish. I love the succulence of the fruit; you really bite into it!"
Cherries and almonds on the nose, followed by notes of cedar and rose on the palate. The 2018 is a wine both dense and deep - a happy marriage of power and grace.