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Chateau Pontet Canet, 2011

Pauillac 5me Cru Classe

Bottle size: 75cl

ABV: 13%


$123.15 USD

7 In Stock

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Alfred Tesseron has lifted the reputation of this fifth growth property up to that of a ‘super second’. Along with Lynch Bages, this has become one of the most sought after wines year on year. 100% Bio-dynamic, with large parcels worked by horses; Melanie explained that there was no delestage, no pigeage and no de-leafing in 2011. Produced from 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot, the 2011 has been cropped at 32hl/ha, so there will be 25% less wine than in 2010.

There is lovely perfume here; notes of cassis, sweet earth and violets. On the palate, perfumed purple fruit caresses the mouth; there is tremendous depth of fruit and lots of dry extract. Although this is intense and profound, it possesses a fine boned structure and a laciness to the tannins. One is left with sweet cassis and fine minerals. Another magnificent Pontet Canet.


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