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Chateau Pontet-Canet 2011Chateau Pontet-Canet 2011
gz8042115$79.99
Size: 750ml
Varietal: Bordeaux Red Blend
Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Sub-Region: Pauillac
Producer: Chateau Pontet-Canet

WS 92 WA 93 WE 96 Decanter 93 JS 95


Very deep color and fresh aromas that possess an incredible purity, with mineral, fruit, and flower notes which come together harmoniously. On the palate, the wine shows impressive finesse with silky tannins and is an enchanted meeting of a great terroir with biodynamics.

Reviews:

"This cuts a broad swath, with prominent notes of espresso and ganache leading to the core of crushed plum and blackberry confiture. Lush, with the ganache edge joining a loamy hint to underscore the finish. Consistent with the barrel tasting, this shows more breadth than cut in the end." -Rated 92, Wine Spectator

"Proprietor Alfred Tesseron-s 2011 Pontet-Canet is packaged in an engraved, heavy bottle, which only adds to the attractiveness of this beauty. A dense purple color is accompanied by notes of forest floor, acacia flowers and creme de cassis in this full, rich, and unequivocally classic Pauillac. With soft but noticeable tannins as well as a complete, full-bodied mouthfeel, this 2011 will benefit from 3-4 years of cellaring, and should age effortlessly for 15-20 years. Bravo!" -Rated 93, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"So smooth, this is a rich, grandiose wine. Although it is full of black currant fruits and spice flavors, the texture is most impressive. Dusty tannins are integrated with juicy fruits seamlessly. The purest fruit flavors are allied to linear tannins in a precise yet generous way. The wine is evolving beautifully, but do not drink before 2020." -Rated 96, Wine Enthusiast

"Wild violets and black fruit nose, both exuberant and classic. It is a wonderfully elegant Pauillac with superb vineyard expression." -Rated 93, Decanter

"A wine with lots of ripe berries, verging on dried fruits. Full and chewy with ripe, round, chewy tannins. It needs lots of bottle age. A wine of steel. From biodynamically grown grapes, as always. Better than from barrel. Try in 2018." -Rated 95, James Suckling