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Château Pontet Canet





Grape Variety:

Cab Sauvignon Merlot

Château Pontet Canet, 5ème Cru Classé, Pauillac, 2007

12x75cl £600.00

1 case Equiv. £50.00 per bottle

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Tasting Note:

Although cropped incredibly low at just 28hl/ha – so there will very little of this superb wine to offer this year – this was a wholly natural result of twenty years’ vineyard work along biodynamic lines, encouraging the plants to self-regulate their yields; no green harvests were done, and no leaf-thinning or other invasive practices were carried out. Sadly the preponderance of mildew last year did mean that Alfred Tesseron’s team were forced to use chemical treatments (for the first time since 2004), but this remains the most naturally farmed Cru Classé property in the Médoc. They have even begun to work the vineyard with horses in an experiment which, if successful, could see tractors replaced completely on this important estate. Intense on the nose, fully ripe and lush berry fruit; dry on the palate with an intense fruit core and layers of sensual complexity; the fruit is lush and almost crispy in texture, very balanced and classy, with great length. Wonderful wine, a keeper. 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot.

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