The 2003 Canon St Emilion 3 L is from the St Emilion region of Bordeaux.
wa89Wine Advocate 91-89 points
A blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc cropped at a low 28 hectoliters per hectare, this chunky, narrowly constructed St.-Emilion reveals elevated tannins, fig pudding-like fruit, medium body and an awkward finish. Drink it over the next 2-3 years as it will not get any better.- Robert Parker Jr. (08/2014)
ws91Wine Spectator 91 points
Aromas of blackberry and lightly toasted oak with just an undertone of vanilla. Full-bodied, with fine tannins and a lovely, silky texture. Best after 2010. 3,665 cases made. –JS WS
VN87Vinous (Stephen Tanzer) 87 points
Moderately saturated medium red. Aromas of redcurrant, tobacco and smoky oak show good lift. Then distinctly tight in the mouth, conveying less richness than I expected to find. Notes of redcurrant, plum and spice. Not a particularly sweet style. Finishes with slightly dusty tannins. (I will wait to taste the 24 in bottle next spring; my sample in April was in a distinctly awkward stage.)- Stephen Tanzer (5/26)