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ABS Wine Agencies, Fri 01 Jul 2022


Château Canon Chaigneau has a long history, with wine first being cultivated during Roman times. More recently in 2020, the winery was purchased by long-time Paris-based British wine merchant, Romik Arconian, although previous owners, the Marin family, retain a double-digit stake in the vineyard.


2018 Vintage

‘A very balanced, creamy-textured red with blueberry, chocolate and walnut flavors. It’s medium-bodied with a solid core of fruit and a flavorful finish. Drink after 2022, but already very attractive.’ James Suckling - 92 Points (ranked 2nd of the appellation).

‘Lots of pretty red fruits, white chocolate, flowers, and cured meat notes emerge from the 2018 Château Canon Chaigneau, which is medium-bodied and has a silky, seamless texture, impressive tannins, and a great finish. This smoky, complex, beautifully textured Lalande de Pomerol is going to keep for 10-12 years.’ Jeb Dunnuck - 91 Points

‘Medium/full-bodied, ripe, round, lusciously textured dark cherries, black plums, licorice and chocolate are all over the place, in the nose and on the palate, which finishes with more ripe fruits, cocoa and espresso. Soft and silky, forward, fresh and fruity, this is already easy and quite nice to drink.’ Jeff Leve - 91 Points

‘Powerful yet refined, ripe and smoky nose with a pleasing hint of sweetness. Plump, rich and well- structured on the palate, this retains a pleasant fresh acidity and is impressively restrained in terms of the alcohol level. Plums and damson fruit, with the signature iron minerality and chewy yet svelte tannins of the argilo-calcaire terroir. Very persistent and, indeed, very promising at this formative stage.’ Colin Hay.

View our tasting note here


2012 Vintage

‘.. black Dorset plums mixed with melted dark chocolate and iodine, moderate in terms of intensity and actually peaking after 90 minutes in the glass.. This was still perfectly fresh and drinkable the following day’ Neal Martin - 88 Points

‘The nose immediately puts one in the vicinity of Pomerol.. restrained and elegant a cooler, darker fruit profile. Plush, full, rich.. gloriously soft and enveloping tannins. Great intensity but with no harshness at all. This is starting to drink very well indeed.’ Colin Hay

View our tasting note here