This is another outstanding vintage at Ch. Canon, which has been making superb wines, with great consistency, since the 2014 vintage. In 2017, the Grand Vin is made up of 77% Merlot, with 23% Cabernet Franc. Grapes ripened regularly and early, so picking started on 4th September – their earliest harvest on record – ensuring immaculate freshness. Colour is rich, garnet-purple, aromas being lively and spicy, very fragrant. Palate is opulently fruity, with gorgeous balance, fine tannins, lovely length. It is one of the truly great wines of the vintage (for drinking 2022-2032+).