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Château Pontet-Canet Red Bordeaux Blend Pauillac 2001

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In der Nase merkt man die Aromen von Cassis und Pflaume. Der Wein überzeugt im Gaumen durch die besonders feinen Gewürznoten.

Château Ducru-Beaucaillou:
Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou is named after the beautiful, large stones found in its unique wine-growing terroir. This exceptional ecosystem produces fine, elegant, tasty wines, with a long finish – in short, archetypal Saint-Julien wines. Perched on an exceptional site with incomparable views over the Gironde estuary, in the centre of a hundred-year-old park, Ducru-Beaucaillou is a majestic, Vict... Read more
Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou is named after the beautiful, large stones found in its unique wine-growing terroir. This exceptional ecosystem produces fine, elegant, tasty wines, with a long finish – in short, archetypal Saint-Julien wines. Perched on an exceptional site with incomparable views over the Gironde estuary, in the centre of a hundred-year-old park, Ducru-Beaucaillou is a majestic, Victorian-style castle, which has, over time, become one of the great symbols of the Médoc. Unusually for Bordeaux, it is built directly above the barrel cellars, enveloping its owners, who have lived here for over sixty years, in the sumptuous aromas of their wine. Today, the estate is managed by the company Jean Eugène Borie SA, which is owned by Mrs Borie, her daughter Sabine Coiffe and her son Bruno-Eugène, CEO since 2003, the third generation of the Borie family to head the estate. There are very close links between this estate and the five families who have been its successive owners. The estate’s history starts at the very beginning of the 13th century. Owned by the Bergeron family from 1720, the estate rapidly obtained a good reputation, in France and abroad: as early as this, visitors came from Scandinavia. The Municipal archives in Bordeaux dating from the French Revolution reveal that a sword and pistol were confiscated by the authorities from some Swedes, who were staying in the castle at the time. The estate was sold in 1795 to Bertrand Ducru who added his name to that of the castle, which then became known as “Ducru-Beaucaillou”. Ducru hired Parisian architect Paul Abadie to renovate the residence. The architect transformed it into a charterhouse in the Directoire style, adding a floor and an elegant façade which looks out over the eastern bank of the Gironde estuary, where, the intense 18th-century maritime traffic provided an animated show of sea-faring ships. Read less

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Snooth User: Brian Hammond
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06/26/2011

Four glasses


External Reviews for Château Pontet-Canet Red Bordeaux Blend Pauillac

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Show outstanding structure and definition. New oak comes through in the coffee and plum aromas and the palate is firm and concentrated, with delicious blackberry flavors. Hold until 2000 for it to soften and bloom.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

The greatest Ducru produced this century. Breathtaking aromas of berries, violets, vanilla and blackberries set the stage for a wine that's full-bodied and tannic, yet very fine and long in the mouth. This Bordeaux has fabulous structure for aging and will be best after 2004.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

The 1988 Ducru is a medium-bodied wine, without the profound depth and intensity of fruit of the 1980. Possessing high tannins and good ripeness, with an overall sense of compactness and toughness, it recalls the style of the best 1966 Médocs. Anticipated maturity: 1996-2008.


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
04/16/2009

In der Nase merkt man die Aromen von Cassis und Pflaume. Der Wein überzeugt im Gaumen durch die besonders feinen Gewürznoten.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

A stunning wine from Ducru Beaucaillou which showcases its great terroir, this elegant but substantial 2000 has a dense purple color that has hardly budged since it was first bottled. Displaying a floral note, with hints of boysenberries, black raspberries, black currants and a touch of background oak, the wine has superb concentration and density, but still has some substantial tannins that are not yet fully resolved. I originally predicted that it should be drinkable from 2010-2030, but I would modify that now to 2015-2035.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Once again, this wine is of first-grown quality, not only from an intellectual perspective, but in its hedonistic characteristics. More open-knit and accessible than the 1996, Ducru's 1995 exhibits a saturated ruby/purple color, followed by a knock-out nose of blueberry and black raspberry/cassis fruit intertwines with minerals, flowers, and subtle toasty new oak. Like its younger sibling, the wine possesses a sweet, rich mid-palate (from extract, not sugar), layers of flavors, good delineation and grip, but generally unobtrusive tannin and acidity. It is a classic, compelling example of Ducru-Beaucaillou that should not be missed. Anticipated maturity: 2003-2025.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Bright red-ruby color. Knockout aromas of cassis, licorice, minerals, lead pencil and roast coffee. Penetrating, vibrant and very intensely flavored; in the classis dried Ducru style, but with superb, palate-staining fruit and brilliant delineation. Very long and very complex on the back end. Really classic claret.


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