Château Pontet-Canet, 2014

Pauillac, Bordeaux, France

Château Pontet-Canet, 2014

Pauillac, Bordeaux, France

Volume

Bottle

  • Bottle
  • Case of 3
  • Case of 6
  • Case of 12
£80.00
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£80.00

Information
Grape Varietes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot Wine Style: Left Bank Bordeaux Winemaker: Jean-Michel Comme Optimum Drinking: 2022-2045 Reviewer Rating: 95 Reviewer: Antonio Galloni Code: 102981 Alcohol: 13.5%
Estate Notes

Pontet-Canet is a fifth growth on paper, yet not in reality, and produces classic left bank Bordeaux of quality well above its 5th growth status in the Bordeaux classification.

Reviews

"The 2014 Pontet-Canet seems to have put on quite a bit of weight and volume since I first tasted it from barrel. Ripe, juicy tannins wrap around a core of intense dark cherry, plum, spice, lavender and tobacco. Today, it is the wine's sheer intensity and vertical structure that stands out. I wouldn't dream of touching a bottle until at least age ten, and even that is almost certainly not going to be enough time for the 2014 to show the full breadth of its potential. The transformation the 2014 has undergone from a delicate, nuanced Pauillac to a wine of depth is quite remarkable. Tasted three times. The blend is 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot, vinified in equal parts cement and oak and aged in a combination of 50% new oak, 35% amphora and 15% once used barrels. This is a gorgeous wine from the Tesseron family and the team led by Technical Director Jean-Michel Comme. " Antonio Galloni

"...a more contained and classic bouquet compared to the 2013: blackberry, graphite, minerals and a touch of incense. The palate is medium-bodied with fine, quite tensile tannin. The acidity is very well judged – crescendo of flavors that lead to a precise, lightly spiced, quite vivacious finish. What I like here is that it is very Pauillac...unmistakable in terms of where it comes from, but there it retains that sense of focus and mineralité that ensures this is a total success for the vintage." eRobertParker.com