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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, 2017

6x75cl £505.00

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Tasting Note:

Pontet Canet is a divisive wine. Alfred Tesseron has certainly been a pioneer, transforming this underperforming Fifth Growth into one of the most sought after wines in Bordeaux, culminating in a brace of 100 pointers in 2009 and 2010. Since then his pursuit of biodynamics on such a grand scale has raised a few questions. His wines since 2011 have been unique, but sometimes don't feel like authentic Pauillac. The 2017 is certainly more proper and several members of the team really liked the style. Initially very floral, lots of potpourri, fragrant cherries with a broad and sappy palate of dark fruit interspersed with minerals, juicy blackcurrants, herbs and warm earthy notes. 18% press wines in the blend explains the ripeness and density, but the tannins do feel a bit dry, which could be a negative consequence. It certainly feels more authentic, but we're not entirely convinced. 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot.

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