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Château Pontet Canet, 5ème Cru Classé, Pauillac, 2012


Colour: Red
Producer: Château Pontet Canet
Region: Bordeaux
Appellation: Pauillac
Grape Variety: Cab Sauvignon Merlot

Château Pontet Canet, 5ème Cru Classé, Pauillac, 2012

1 case
Equiv. £68.33 per bottle

Tasting Note:

Technical director, Jean-Michel Comme told us that 15% of the production will be aged in amphorae specially designed by the estate. The idea is to reduce the oak influence in the wine. Jean-Michel talks a lot about producing wines that conjure up emotion - he's certainly a philosophical wine-maker, and few can deny the results he and Alfred Tesseron have achieved at Pontet Canet. The biodynamic revolution is here to stay, even in challenging vintages like 2012. The harvest took place between the 4th and 17th of October. This is the sexiest and most sumptuous Pontet Canet we can remember tasting. It may not have the depth or class of the 2005, 2009 or 2010, but is charm personified. Perfumed, fragrant bouquet of wild strawberry, crème de cassis and raspberry liqueur. This is stylish, seductive stuff, with wave after wave of extravagant velvety fruit. Such purity and sweetness. Not the most profound Pontet, but utterly moreish and a wine you will want in your cellar.

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