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This might be something to behold in the future, but for early consumption it doesn't show too much. Sampled over a 7 hour period. It was closed though out. For the first few hours there was virtually no nose, tight, shut down big time. Full bodied with dark cherry fruit and and rich chocolates. High level tannins that dried out my finish. Something to pack away for a decade or two and keep your fingers crossed.
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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;
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.
At this early stage in its development, this wine shows more structure than richness. The tannins are fully developed, dark and dense. The complexity is there, but the fruit and the elegance are still to come andndash;andndash; and that suggests good aging potential.
Schon beim Einschenken eine beeindruckende Farbe, violett-Schwarz. Explosives Bouquet, Cassis in verschwenderischer Form, tiefe Würznoten, Rauch, Lakritze, dicht, aber auch kompakt, Dörrbananen im Hintergrund. Auch im Gaumen dicht, gut stützende Tannine, wieder einen frischen, aromatischen Beerenton aufweisend, in der Adstringenz kräftig, fordernd, muskulös, an die alten, grossen Jahrgänge von Pontet-Canet erinnernd.
The 2006 is a wine to stockpile, especially for those in their thirties and forties as it needs another decade to reach maturity, after which it should keep for 30+ years. This vineyard, just south of Mouton Rothschild, has produced an opaque bluish/ purple-colored 2006 with an extraordinarily pure nose of graphite, charcoal, sweet creme de cassis, and a hint of scorched earth. Incredible concentration, stunning richness, and a 60-second finish result in a wine that transcends the vintage as well as this estate’s 1855 classification. This enormously endowed, modern day classic is a legend in the making. Anticipated maturity: 2018–2050+.
Quite dense, but pure and fresh, with the core of fig, damson plum and mulled cherry fruit already well-defined and the back end of rounded loam and roasted cedar grip fully integrated. The finish is long and powerful. Best from 2013 through 2020.
Bright medium ruby. Perfumed, vibrant aromas of raspberry, currant, minerals, spices and cigar box. Sweet and densely packed; superripe yet fresh, with brisk acidity giving definition and lift to the lush but sappy flavors. Wonderfully seamless and fine. A big wine with noble building tannins and compelling lingering sweetness. This has the tannic spine and sheer concentration of material to age for three decades or more.
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Dietary Information: Organic
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