Robert Parker 90-92
The 2016 Croix Canon is a blend of 76% Merlot and 24% Cabernet Franc this year and matured in 25% new oak. It has a very precise bouquet with blackcurrant, touches of blueberry and subtle mineral aromas, gaining intensity as it opens in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp tannin, very tensile in the mouth with touches of graphite and tobacco, seguing into a supple and refined finish. It seems very approachable at this stage, but even as a Deuxième Vin, I can see this aging nicely over a decade, possibly more.
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2032
James Suckling 93
A juicy richness to the fruit with dark-berry and sliced-mushroom character on the nose and palate. Full body, chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. Very structured. Try from 2023.