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Les Hauts De Pontet Canet 2006

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This is not an in stock item but a brokered wine that will be delivered in 6-8 weeks. Call us with any questions though and we will answer them for you. 914-834-2134. This product is only sold by the case. 12x750ml

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

Member Reviews for Les Hauts De Pontet Canet

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Snooth User: edub
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3.00 5
01/18/2010

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.


External Reviews for Les Hauts De Pontet Canet

External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
04/02/2013

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.


External Review
Source: WineGlobe.com
01/29/2009

Robert Parker: One can't say enough about the extraordinary quality proprietor Alfred Tesseron has achieved at Pontet-Canet over the last decade.Boasting a dense purple/black color in addition to aromas of creme de cassis, incense, burning


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
04/28/2010

Incredibly dark inky core surrounded by a bright fuchsia rim. On the nose rich blue fruits and sweet boysenberry are surrounded by butterscotch and a streak of cool minerality. Great power on the palate, front to back. Rich dark fruits are supported ... Mike Supple. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2006 Ducru Beaucaillou 1500ml


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
11/12/2013

Dieser Wein ist ein aussergewöhnlich kräftiger Wein mit einer dichten lila Farbe, Intensität und einer schönen süssen Nase von Frühlingsblumen, Himbeeren, Heidelbeeren, Graphit und Crème de Cassis. Vollmundig mit einer fabelhaften Konzentration.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
07/12/2011

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.


External Review
03/21/2009

RP: One can't say enough about the extraordinary quality proprietor Alfred Tesseron has achieved at Pontet-Canet over the last decade. The 2006 is another massive wine that may be as backward and concentrated as its nearby neighbor, Mouton Rothschild. Boasting a dense purple black color in addition to aromas of creme de cassis, incense, burning embers charcoal, and pain grille, it is monstrous in the mouth with huge flavor concentration, extremely high tannins, and significant extract. Tesseron�s goal appears to be a 50+ year wine.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
07/12/2011

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.


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This is not an in stock item but a brokered wine that will be delivered in 6-8 weeks. Call us with any questions though and we will answer them for you. 914-834-2134. This product is only sold by the case. 12x750ml

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