Château Canon, Saint-Émilion 1986

Canon 1986

Mature garnet.  ’86 is like the Witch of November, with wrath of God-like turbulence whose fearsome tannins leave scars behind.  So this Canon was a breath of fresh air, not exactly for her serenity .. she has too much ’86 energy for that .. but what beneficence!  She’s tertiary, offering up scents of autumn leaf, smoke and winter truffle.  Christmas pudding on the palate.  Positive at the end, where the tannins no longer clamp down on the finish.   Now.

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