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Château Pontet Canet 2011

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Once again proprietor Alfred Tesseron has produced a wine of first-growth potential. One of the superstars of the vintage this is simply superb. Alfred Tesseron has driven this Château into high society in Bordeaux over many years, farming the property organically for the past ten years, including working the vineyards by horses.
Type:
Vintage:
2011
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot
Style:
N/A
ABV:
13.5%
Region:
Country:
France
Sub Region:
Pauillac
Body:
Rich, bold and robust
Drinking Window:
Drink from 2018 through to 2033
Closure Type:
Cork
£110.00
 

Château Pontet Canet

A large Pauillac estate that can trace its origins back to 1725, when Jean-François Pontet acquired and gave his name to the estate. Now owned by the Tesseron family who are a well known Cognac merchant and who bought the estate in 1975 .The Tesserons also own Château Lafon-Rochet in St-Estephe. Pontet-Canet's 78 hectares of vineyards adjoin those of Mouton Rothschild and are planted with Cabernet Sauvignon (63%), Merlot (32%) and Cabernet Franc (5%). The potential of the vineyard is now finally being realised, with the discontinuation of machine harvesting, strict selection, investment and improvements in the cellar and the use of much more new oak. This really is a blossoming estate and rising star and certainly one to watch.

Tasting Notes

Pontet-Canet’s 2011 exhibits an opaque purple color and a glorious bouquet of incense, subtle toast and copious quantities of creme de cassis. There is a floral underpinning, decent acidity and ripe tannin to this full-bodied effort. Big, rich, round and generously endowed, it should drink well for 20-25+ years.' Robert Parker - Wine Advocate - April 2012

Food Matches

Enjoy with classic Beef Wellington