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Château Pontet Canet





Grape Variety:

Cab Sauvignon Merlot

Château Pontet Canet, 5ème Cru Classé, Pauillac, 2010

12x75cl £1,800.00

1 case Equiv. £150.00 per bottle

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Tasting Note:

Pontet Canet is the first 1855 classified Chateau to be certified as biodynamic. About a quarter of the vineyards are ploughed by horses and the Tesserons intend to expand this practice across the whole estate. The 2010 is produced from 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. There was no green harvesting, no de-stemming and no de-budding; the vines are allowed to run wild - a technique called bridging, which results in less canopy covering. There is an almost Burgundian style to this such is the purity and complexity. Notes of liquid minerals, ripe mulberries, crème de mûre, graphite and violets. On the palate this is effortless, this is so svelte with wonderful clarity and texture. It is dense, but light; it dances across the palate. The team used a very light extraction and no pigage. Suave, sensual and very complete.

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