($50-$75) Moderately saturated red-ruby. Cassis, black raspberry and tarry new oak on the nose. Bright, fresh and firm in the mouth, with dark fruit flavors supported by a solid spine of acids and tannins.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: May/June 2003
Wine Spectator | Rating: 93
Loads of toasted oak on this one, with very ripe fruit character. Full-bodied, and very concentrated, yet the tannins are round and creamy. Smoky finish. Exciting stuff here. Best Canon in a long, long time.
Author: James Suckling
Wine Advocate | Rating: 90
This elegant St.-Emilion has filled out nicely over the last decade. From barrel and post-bottling, I thought it might turn out austere, but that does not appear to be the case. It offers a deep ruby/purple color as well as copious aromas of black cherries, crushed rocks, and earthy undertones. While not a blockbuster, it is beautifully balanced and pure, revealing slightly more depth and richness than I expected.