A Pauillac red wine with lavish harmony
A Fifth Classified Growth in the Pauillac appellation, the Chateau Pontet-Canet is a red wine made with the use of organic and biodynamic agriculture. The vineyard covers a total area of 81 hectares. With an average age of 40 to 45 years, the vines are located on a terroir of Quaternary gravel. The wine is aged in oak barrels (60% in new barrels) for 16 months.
The Chateau Pontet-Canet 2011 is energetic with a beautiful structure. On the palate, the wine is balanced, radiant and silky, and it exudes a splendid harmony among the fruit, tannins and acidity.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Tasted at the Pontet-Canet vertical in London, the 2011 Château Pontet Canet must constitute one of the best wines on the Left Bank, even if it does not quite live up to its stellar performance from barrel. Lucid purple in color, the bouquet leaps from the glass and yells Pauillac - thanks to its graphite seam interwoven through the black fruit. Over ten minutes, tobacco scents join the fray and it develops what you might call mint fresh aromatics. The palate is medium-bodied and remains understated on the entry, perhaps exaggerated by the exuberance of the nose. However, there is no question that this is a refined, pure and seamless Pontet-Canet with crème de cassis and cedar inter-layered on the sustained finish. Bon vin. Tasted February 2016.