2015 Chateau Pontet Canet

If Bordeaux Growth Classifications were re-done today, Pontet-Canet would most likely be upgraded to a First Growth!

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Brand Chateau Pontet Canet
Region Pauillac, Bordeaux
Varietal Cab Sauv Merlot Cab Franc
Size 750ml
Alcohol % 13.0%
Vintage 2015
Country France

Description

"The 2015 Pontet Canet was tasted on two occasions around two weeks apart and I noticed a superior showing the second time around. This year is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. It is matured in 50% new oak, 35% concrete and 15% one-year-old barrels. It has a pure and perfumed bouquet with small dark cherries, red plum and subtle violet scents, perhaps a little Margaux-like in style, the second showing demonstrating a little more red fruit character. The palate is medium-bodied with a slightly grainy texture on the entry. There is nicely judged acidity here, moderate depth, very supple tannin that lends to a silky texture. There is modest weight towards the second half, perhaps spicier than some of its Pauillac peers with an edgy, lightly peppered finish. It is an intriguing and complex, almost mercurial Pontet-Canet, a wine that I suspect will gain more weight during its élevage. Afford this 5-8 years in bottle and you should have a delicious, intellectual Pontet-Canet on your hands."
Neal Martin, RobertParker.com

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