Château Pontet-Canet Red Bordeaux Blend Pauillac 2001

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Floral notes intermixed with raspberries, black currants, minerals, and a hint of new oak emerge from the dense purple-colored 2000 Ducru-Beaucaill... Read more

Bright ruby-red, less saturated than the 2002. Very pure aromas of cassis, minerals and mocha, with a hint of raw berries. Juicy, pure and tightly ... Read more

Loads of crushed berries on the nose, with hints of flowers and minerals. Very aromatic. Full-bodied, with fine tannins and a long, cappuccino and ... Read more

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

Floral notes intermixed with raspberries, black currants, minerals, and a hint of new oak emerge from the dense purple-colored 2000 Ducru-Beaucaillou. The wine is sweet, dense, and medium to full-bodied, with undeniable elegance and finesse as well as a finish that lasts for 45+ seconds. A wine of remarkable symmetry, balance, elegance, and minerality, it is the Lafite-Rothschild of St.-Julien,. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2030+.


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

Bright ruby-red, less saturated than the 2002. Very pure aromas of cassis, minerals and mocha, with a hint of raw berries. Juicy, pure and tightly wound, with intense flavors of dark berries, bitter chocolate, espresso and licorice. Broadens impressively on the long, aromatic, suave finish, showing lovely grip and class. Finer than Borie's 2000 Grand Puy Lacoste and in need of longer aging but not clearly stronger.


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

Loads of crushed berries on the nose, with hints of flowers and minerals. Very aromatic. Full-bodied, with fine tannins and a long, cappuccino and berry aftertaste. Really refined. Best after 2009.


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

Muscular Ducru. Fantastic aromas of blackberries, wild berries, and minerals. Extremely aromatic. Full-bodied and very tight, with big, silky tannins and a long, caressing finish. Superb. Best after 2010.


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

The 2001 is a medium-bodied, pure example displaying notes of red and black currants intermixed with minerals, spice box, and hints of cedar as well as toast. A late harvest (October 1-12) produced a surprisingly fruit-driven, pure, up-front 2001 Ducru. Xavier Borie thinks this blend of 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, and 2% Cabernet Franc is "better than the 1999, riper, denser, and fuller." When tasted next to the 1999, the only difference is a firmer style of tannin in the 2001, whereas the 1999 is pure charm and elegance. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2016.


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

A thoroughly outstanding wine, sleek and racy with loads of character. Intense floral and blackberry aromas, with hints of mineral. Full-bodied, with supersilky tannins and a long, long finish. Give it time. Best after 2003.


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

The greatest Ducru produced this century. Full-bodied and structured yet with characteristic Ducru elegance, this has all the elements for aging. This is the first appearance in the Top 100 for Ducru since the 1985 ranked No. 18 in 1988. Its futures price of $50 quickly soared to $95.


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Winemaker's Notes:

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

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

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