2019 Château Pontet-Canet, Cru Classé Pauillac

Farmed biodynamically, Pontet-Canet is a much loved Pauillac fifth growth. Bordering Mouton-Rothschild, and run by the charismatic Alfred Tesseron, in 2019 it looks like a smart purchase.

Critic score
98.5/100
Pricing
Case, 6 Bottles
En primeur
From a client
1 available
£697.68
Case, 6 Bottles
En primeur
From a client
1 available
£697.68
Case, 6 Bottles
En primeur
From a client
1 available
£697.68

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Pauillac, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
  • Grape
    65% Cabernet Sauvignon
    30% Merlot
    3% Cabernet Franc
    2% Petit Verdot
  • Maturity
    Young 2026 - 2045
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2019 Château Pontet-Canet, Cru Classé Pauillac

TASTING NOTES

A very tight, compact red that shows wonderful precision and definition with lots of blackberries, blueberries, stones and black tea. The sorting and de-stemming was all done by hand. Love the sensibility to this. Superb length and finesse. Subtle and sophisticated. No pumping over and gentle pushing down. Handmade. Very exciting and thought-provoking. Very long. 35% in amphora and the rest in 50% new oak and 15% one-year oak. 65% cabernet sauvignon and 30% merlot, the rest cabernet franc and petit verdot. Biodynamic grapes.

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com
98—99/100

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