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My wife and I had the opportunity to taste this great bordeaux last night. Wow. Really really smooth. Great body. Great head tones. And, a gre... Read more
Delicious, smoooth, dense Read more
The work that Alfred Tesseron and his winemaking team have done at this estate since 1994 is remarkable. At this fabulous terroir just south of Mou... Read more
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My wife and I had the opportunity to taste this great bordeaux last night. Wow. Really really smooth. Great body. Great head tones. And, a great finish. Often when you drink a red...you give it that splash through the palette....when you finally swallow...you get that tannin "sting"....In some wines it can actually come off a bit 'bitter'.....this was smooth smooth smooth all the way through. We loved it!
Delicious, smoooth, dense
External Reviews for Château Pontet-Canet Red Bordeaux Blend Pauillac
The work that Alfred Tesseron and his winemaking team have done at this estate since 1994 is remarkable. At this fabulous terroir just south of Mouton-Rothschild, Tesseron has made major investments, and instituted incredibly severe selections in both the vineyard and winery. The result is a succession of extraordinary wines. It is difficult to know whether the 2005 Pontet-Canet will ultimately eclipse the hedonism and density of the flamboyant 2003, but it is unquestionably a stunning effort. Inky/black-colored with a classic Pauillac perfume of licorice, black currant liqueur, graphite, cedar, and spice box, it is full-bodied, with magnificent concentration, formidable tannins, and an Arnold Schwartzenegger-like structure (when he was 25 years younger). This backward, formidably endowed 2005 will require patience. Anticipated maturity: 2017ndash;2040.
The reputation of fifth-growth Pontet-Canet has been improving in recent years. Owner Alfred Tesseron has worked tirelessly to better every aspect of grape growing and winemaking on the estate, from an entirely revamped drainage system throughout the nearly 200 acres of vineyards to unique, gravity-fed concrete vats in the cellar. His efforts particularly paid off with the 2005, the best-ever wine from the estate, giving substance to the claim that ldquo;Pontet-Canet is the fifth-growth chacirc;teau producing super-second-growth quality at half the price.rdquo;
Deep ruby-red. Spectacular aromas of black raspberry, minerals, lead pencil, coffee and brown spices. Hugely rich and suave, with outstanding inner-mouth perfume allied to great structure and depth of flavor. Voluminous and utterly seamless wine with captivating flavors of currant, graphite, spices and minerals, all lifted by a minty nuance. Finishes with great breadth and extraordinary palate-staining persistence. With time in the glass, the winersquo;s firm acidity became apparent. This is at first growth quality, and should evolve positively in bottle for the next two decades or more.
A wine for our childrenrsquo;s children. Nobody in Bordeaux is more attentive to detail than Alfred Tesseron is at Pontet-Canet. Fashioned from incredibly low yields, a very late harvest, and a Draconian selection, the 2008 will not be close to drinkability for at least a decade, and it should still be in superb form circa 2060. An absolutely amazing effort, it boasts an inky/black/purple color as well as an extraordinary bouquet of creme de cassis, graphite, charcoal, and incense, blockbuster depth, and full-bodied power. The tannins are high, but they are remarkably velvety as well as well-integrated. Sensational acidity gives the wine precision and vibrancy, but the impression is one of massive concentration and power. The 2008 Pontet-Canet, a candidate for the wine of the vintage, is a tour de force in viticultural precision and winemaking savoir faire.
Blackberry, currant and plum tart aromas lead to a full body, with a solid core of fruit, sweet fruit and silky tannins. Generous and round, with lovely richness for the vintage. Best after 2014.
Saturated medium ruby. Inky cassis, black raspberry, graphite and pungent minerality on the very ripe nose. Dense, rich and silky, with a brooding inky minerality and an almost liqueur-like dark fruit sweetness leavened by a savory peppery element. This very ripe, deep and concentrated wine boasts wonderful lushness without any undue weight thanks to its sheer energy. Like its neighbor Mouton-Rothschild, Pontet-Canetrsquo;s 2006 conveys a powerful impression of soil character. Finishes with serious dusty tannins and superb lingering sweetness. Should be long-lived.
Warm and deep colors of browned plum greet your glass to open this fine, still young red. A plethora of aromas spring from the wine after 2 hours open. Smoke, tobacco, white oak, cassis, sage and coffee show distinctively on the nose. A touch of new leather, blue and blackberry frame the wine in your mouth. At mid palate, intense pepper and sage join black licorice as the wine powers it way to a long and full-bodied finish. A wine for the next 20 years. Just now beginning to find its grand potential.
Dietary Information: Kosher
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