Château Vrai Canon Bouché

Canon-Fronsac Red Bordeaux Blend

9.2104 ratings
9.35 pro ratings
Canon-Fronsac, Libournais, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Geoff Troup

Sales Eder Brothers, Cellar Fine Wines

8.0

Not bad Bordeaux but lacking for the price. More subdued style. Herbaceous and earth centric, with equal distribution of tannin and acid. However, it simply lacks power.

Not bad Bordeaux but lacking for the price. More subdued style. Herbaceous and earth centric, with equal distribution of tannin and acid. However, it simply lacks power.

Dec 29th, 2017
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2009 - brownish rim in colour, classic and true to type Bordeaux bouquet with laurel and eucalyptus. Nice ripened wine to give a lot of pleasure. #bordeaux #canonfronsac

Vintage 2009 - brownish rim in colour, classic and true to type Bordeaux bouquet with laurel and eucalyptus. Nice ripened wine to give a lot of pleasure. #bordeaux #canonfronsac

Aug 26th, 2017
Sean Lowry

2012v. Deep purple. Not a huge nose on this wine- it's mostly oak and sort of a vegetal/bell pepper smell. Very dry on the palette, with just a little plum. The finish is long, with a noticeable new oak. The tannins are definitely there but not grippy and overbearing. This wine was a little perplexing at first. Further research shows that the winemaker blends merlot, cab franc, and malbec. I prefer the fruitier Fronsacs, but this would appeal to those who like it dry and a little rustic. 14% ABV.

2012v. Deep purple. Not a huge nose on this wine- it's mostly oak and sort of a vegetal/bell pepper smell. Very dry on the palette, with just a little plum. The finish is long, with a noticeable new oak. The tannins are definitely there but not grippy and overbearing. This wine was a little perplexing at first. Further research shows that the winemaker blends merlot, cab franc, and malbec. I prefer the fruitier Fronsacs, but this would appeal to those who like it dry and a little rustic. 14% ABV.

1 person found it helpfulMar 10th, 2017
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2000 - qualifies well above its modest Canon Fronsac AOC, terrific freshness, true to type Bordeaux in smell with autumnleaves, laurel, plums. Great balance, full of life after 17 years. I pay respect to this vintner, chapeau!!

Vintage 2000 - qualifies well above its modest Canon Fronsac AOC, terrific freshness, true to type Bordeaux in smell with autumnleaves, laurel, plums. Great balance, full of life after 17 years. I pay respect to this vintner, chapeau!!

Dec 21st, 2016
JKT
9.1

At Frog Hollow opened for casual dinner with Mom/Dad. Gee what a perfumed nose and silken texture and almost sweet red plum and fruit profile mixed with complexity and secondary notes from aging. What a screaming deal at $18 purchase back then

At Frog Hollow opened for casual dinner with Mom/Dad. Gee what a perfumed nose and silken texture and almost sweet red plum and fruit profile mixed with complexity and secondary notes from aging. What a screaming deal at $18 purchase back then

Jun 26th, 2018
Kyle Travlos

Mild red fruit flavors with hint of barnyard

Mild red fruit flavors with hint of barnyard

May 27th, 2018
Steven Dunski

What a steal.

What a steal.

Apr 20th, 2018
Sam Friedland

Started great with some fruit and tannins. Slightly dissipated after 40 minutes. Great with navarin.

Started great with some fruit and tannins. Slightly dissipated after 40 minutes. Great with navarin.

Mar 7th, 2018
Don Colley

Ripe and acidic, light tannins

Ripe and acidic, light tannins

Mar 7th, 2018
M. Christopher Roebuck

91 points

Feb 18th, 2018