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Hauts de Pontet-Canet Pauillac 2010

Winemaker's Notes:

"I can’t believe the precision and complexity in this wine. This is really amazing with minerals, berries, currants and blackberries. Full and extraordinary. It goes on and on and on. Tasted twice. Best ever from Ducru…99-100." JS 4/11.

External Reviews for Hauts de Pontet-Canet Pauillac

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

90% cabernet sauvignon 10% merlot. Aged for 18 months in 95% new French oak barrels other 5% of barrels are one year old. Lower yields (down by about 20%) have led to increased concentration compared to previous vintages. Harvest started with merlot on Sep 29 and ended with Cabernet on Oct 14. 13.95% alcohol. Aromas of black fruit burst from the glass complemented by notes of wild herbs and a touch of spice. Extremely captivating on the nose I kept swirling the wine while marveling at the complexity of aromas. On the palate the wine is lush complex and incredibly well structured even at this youthful stage. The bright acidity brought on by a cooler but sunny growing season is evident on the palate keeping the wine lively on the palate even while dark purple fruits dominate. The tannins are amazing lush and well-integrated providing the wine with tremendous length and grip. Lingers on the palate. This is a muscular impressive release from Ducru. Drink from 2020-2040. Alex Shaw.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/16/2011

2010: Pontet-Canet's 2010 harvest took place between September 29 and October 17 (this vineyard is one of the few in Bordeaux that is fully certified as biodynamic) and the final blend was 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Fran... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2010 Pontet-Canet 1500ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
07/06/2011

90% cabernet sauvignon, 10% merlot. Aged for 18 months in 95% new French oak barrels, other 5% of barrels are one year old. Lower yields (down by about 20%) have led to increased concentration compared to previous vintages. Harvest started with mer... Alex Shaw. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2010 Ducru Beaucaillou 6000ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
07/08/2014

Pontet Canet Produced from an assemblage of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon 30% Merlot 4% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot yields were down 10% from 2009. Inky black in color the wine stains the sides of the glass. Cassis stone forest floor tobacco and cedar aromas effortlessly pop from the glass. This fills your mouth with flavor. Packed and stacked with layers of ripe fat plump fruit voluptuous in style with freshness and ripe tannins the blackberry blue fruit cassis licorice and spice


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
07/08/2014

Very dark crimson. Subtle fresh with really intense scents and wonderful fluidity. Complete. Exciting. Like purple flowers. Long and rich. Great fan of flavours. 18/20 Jancis Robinson.


External Review
06/08/2011

Château Pontet-Canet's estate finds itself in the heart of Pauillac's Appelation. In 1975, the reputable cognac collector and me r chant , Guy Tesseron, became its new owner and today, his sons Alfred and Gérard have carried on his legacy and have progressively restructured the estate. Starting with a model vat house: influenced by the Eiffel style and constructed at the end of the nineteenth century, the oak vat room was revolutionary for its time as it was designed on two floors enabling the harvest to be received on the top floor and thus to be poured by gravity into the vats below. Inspired by its innovation, 2005 has given way for a new vat room unique to the Médoc, still respecting the gravity concept yet modern. The Inox vats have moved on and left room for smaller cone-shaped cement vats, enabling a vinification in smaller volumes and therefore a better selection thus more precision.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/04/2014

90% Cabernet Sauvignon. Same analysis as last year but very different from the 2009 - indeed very different from all recent vintages of Ducru - a return to something drier and more classical. It s all about the quality of tannins according to Bruno Borie. Very firm and solid and confident - all from terroir. You could stick a spoon up in it but in a good way. Drier and more grown-up than in some previous years. Very long term. Perfect for those who seek something really serious. 18 out of 20. Jancis Robinson.


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"I can’t believe the precision and complexity in this wine. This is really amazing with minerals, berries, currants and blackberries. Full and extraordinary. It goes on and on and on. Tasted twice. Best ever from Ducru…99-100." JS 4/11.

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