Chateau Pontet-Canet 2009
Chateau Pontet-Canet 2009
Bordeaux Red Blends
from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
ratings pedigree (past vintages):
"An amazing wine in every sense, this classic, full-bodied Pauillac is the quintessential Pontet Canet from proprietor Alfred Tesseron, who continues to reduce yields and farms his vineyards biodynamically – a rarity in Bordeaux. Black as a moonless night, the 2009 Pontet Canet offers up notes of incense, graphite, smoke, licorice, creme de cassis and blackberries. A wine of irrefutable purity, laser-like precision, colossal weight and richness, and sensational freshness, this is a tour de force in winemaking that is capable of lasting 50 or more years. The tannins are elevated, but they are sweet and beautifully integrated as are the acidity, wood and alcohol (which must be in excess of 14%). This vineyard, which is situated on the high plateau of Pauillac adjacent to Mouton Rothschild, appears to have done everything perfectly in 2009. This cuvee should shut down in the cellar and re-open in a decade or more. Anticipated maturity: 2025-2075. "
The Wine Advocate
"A superb wine with the purest fruit, great freshness and ripeness. It is certainly structured with dry tannins, while the blackcurrant freshness is also all there. The biodynamic wine has a great limpid, flowing feel, backed by power.
Barrel Sample: 98-100 Points"
"Stunning aromas of fresh flowers, with blueberries, blackberries and currants that follow through to a full body, with super balance and finesse. The tannins are super polished. Such class here. Best ever from here. From biodynamically grown grapes. Try in 2018. "
"This is amazingly expressive now considering how huge it is, with stunning espresso and warm fig confiture aromas followed by lush layer after layer of blackberry paste, cassis and plum sauce. A terrific loam underpinning strides in on the finish, which is weighty but sports serious cut. Equal parts fruit and earth. Best from 2018 through 2038."
"Bright, full ruby. Pure, vibrant aromas of cassis, blackberry, blueberry, licorice, graphite and leather. Like liquid velvet on entry, then energetic and sharply delineated in the mid-palate, with penetrating minerality intensifying the pristine dark berry flavors. Most impressive today on the extremely long, perfumed finish, which shows suave, noble tannins and a magically light touch for such an intense wine. This wine is remarkably tastable today but it's also built for 30+ years of aging."
International Wine Cellar
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The best ever! At least in my experience. So soft, and yet full. The wine was amazing too. To round out my wine experiences, I had to taste a 100 point wine. And now I know what one tastes like. I've never smelled such intense aromas that change every 15 minutes. Even the glass still smelled amazing hours after it was empty and dried. When tasting the wine, I get aromas of cherry, mint, sweet spices, smoke, anise, dark chocolate... so many aromas. The taste also is amazing. So complex and intense. I get notes of ripe cherry, sweet dark chocolate, anise, smooth vanilla, and notes of many, many other flavors. The finish goes on and on.
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