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CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 2006 (3) 94 WA CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 2008 (3) 96 WA


CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 2006 (3) PAUILLAC. 5IÈME CRU CLASSÉ TASTED AT BORDEAUX INDEX'S ANNUAL 10-YEAR ON TASTING IN LONDON. THE 2006 CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET HAS AN EXTREMELY PURE, VIVACIOUS, PERFUMED BOUQUET WITH CRUSHED VIOLETS INFUSING THE BLUEBERRY AND BLACKBERRY FRUIT. BUT IT IS ALL ABOUT THE DETAIL AND PRECISION IN THIS WINE. THE PALATE IS MEDIUM-BODIED WITH A GENTLE GRIP IN THE MOUTH: LIGHTLY TOASTED BLACK FRUIT, DRIED ORANGE PEEL, CEDAR AND A PINCH OF WHITE PEPPER. THIS FEELS VERY COHESIVE AND POISED WITH JUST A TOUCH OF MINT ENTERING RIGHT ON THE FINISH. WHAT A GREAT WINE FROM ALFRED TESSERON AND JEAN-MICHEL COMME. GO GRAB THE CORKSCREW NOW, BUT DON'T FEEL THAT THIS WINE HAS TO BE OPENED FOR ANOTHER 5-6 YEARS. TASTED JANUARY 2016. 94 WA CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 2008 (3) PAUILLAC. 5IÈME CRU CLASSÉ A CANDIDATE FOR THE “WINE OF THE VINTAGE,” PONTET CANET’S 2008 BOASTS AN OPAQUE PURPLE COLOR AS WELL AS COPIOUS AROMAS OF SWEET BLUEBERRIES, BLACKBERRIES AND BLACK CURRANT FRUIT INTERTWINED WITH LEAD PENCIL SHAVINGS, SUBTLE BARBECUE SMOKE AND A HINT OF FOREST FLOOR. FULL-BODIED, WITH FABULOUS RICHNESS, TEXTURE AND TREMENDOUS FRESHNESS, THIS FIRST-GROWTH-LIKE EFFORT IS MORE DEVELOPED THAN THE UBER-POWERFUL 2010. GIVE IT 5-8 YEARS OF CELLARING AND DRINK IT OVER THE FOLLOWING THREE DECADES. BRAVO! DRINK: 2016-2046 MAY 2011 96 WA 6 BTS. PER LOT $600 - $800




Price Realised: $1080



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