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.
The 2012 triumphs once again with its notes of dark plum, blackcurrant, licorice and almost a hint of truffle, its full-bodied, supple tannins, and beautiful, expensive mouthfeel. Complex and deep, this dense ruby/purple-colored wine may not be at the level of the 2009 or 2010, but it is a successful wine in this vintage, and a significant wine in 2012. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2035.'
Robert M. Parker, Jr. - 30/04/2015
Enjoy with classic Beef Wellington