This quiet St. Emilion property located close to the centre of St. Emilion village is owned by the Wertheimer family, the owner of Chanel SA, who also own Château Rauzan Ségla in Margaux. Despite having a notable amount of Merlot (75%) in its 32 hectares of vineyards, it has a wine style different from many other St. Emilion estates in that its wines tend to be firm, chiseled and focused in their youth rather than voluptuous and round like many others. As a result, some feel that it has a more Médoc feel compared to its peers. It is also one of the best châteaux to access the incredible limestone caves that extend for over 70 hectares below the centre of the town. The limestone was originally extracted to build St. Emilion, Libourne and the neighbouring villages and the caves were used to hide both people and wine during World War II. Since the 1996 vintage, Canon's quality has gone from strength-to-strength following considerable investment by the family to modernise its cellars, replant and reorganise its vineyards and even add additional parcels from Curé Bon, a former neighbouring château.