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Specifications

Colour:

Red

Producer:

Château Pontet Canet

Region:

Bordeaux

Appellation:

Pauillac

Grape Blend:

Cab. Sauvignon | Merlot | Petit Verdot | Cab. Franc

Château Pontet Canet, 5ème Cru Classé, Pauillac, 2011

12x75cl £550.00

1 case

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Tasting Note:

Alfred Tesseron has lifted the reputation of this fifth growth property up to that of a ‘super second’. Along with Lynch Bages, this has become one of the most sought after wines year on year. 100% Bio-dynamic, with large parcels worked by horses; Melanie explained that there was no delestage, no pigeage and no de-leafing in 2011. Produced from 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot, the 2011 has been cropped at 32hl/ha, so there will be 25% less wine than in 2010. There is lovely perfume here; notes of cassis, sweet earth and violets. On the palate, perfumed purple fruit caresses the mouth; there is tremendous depth of fruit and lots of dry extract. Although this is intense and profound, it possesses a fine boned structure and a laciness to the tannins. One is left with sweet cassis and fine minerals. Another magnificent Pontet Canet.

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