2011 Château Pontet-Canet, Cru Classé Pauillac
When asked if he was happy with his wine in this vintage, serious winemaker Jean-Michel Comme replied that "when people begin to be happy, it is the beginning of the end" and that he was therefore never entirely content. Nonetheless in light of the challenges faced in this vintage and problems experienced by other Châteaux, he deserves to feel more than a little pleased with himself regarding the quality of the 2011 Pontet Canet. Darkly fragrant on the nose, it is an incredibly concentrated wine, yet one that wears its depth and power very lightly. There is a substantial tannic structure here, yet it is so well balanced by acidity, fruit and a marked minerality, that the lasting impression is of a perfectly poised wine; very much the iron fist in a silk glove.
Region & country
Pauillac, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Young 2020 - 2035