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Date Printed: 9/22/2014
Chateau Pontet-Canet Hauts de Pontet-Canet 2006
Chateau Pontet-Canet Hauts de Pontet-Canet 2006
(search item no. 111910)
collectible wine


PRICE ON 9/22/2014: $57.99

Winemaker's Notes:

A very beautifull color. The nose is very complex with notes of blackberry fruits as well as liquorice and cedar. On the palate, the wine shows the classic structure found in great Pauillacs with a long finish.

Cabernet Sauvignon 60%, Merlot 38%, Cabernet Franc 1%, Petit-Verdot 1%

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About Chateau Pontet-Canet:

Jean Francois Pontet, Royal Master of the Horse in the early 18th Century, bought and consolidated several plots of land located northwest of Pauillac. Several years later, in 1750, his descendants bought neighboring vineyards in an area named "Canet", thus creating one of the largest estates in the entire Medoc. Chateau Pontet-Canet's topography and soil predestined it to produce great wine.

In 1865, the noted wine shipper Hermann Cruse acquired the chateau and its 120 hectares of vones. The Cruse dynasty provided the financial means to make one of the greatest wines in the Medoc. In 1975, Guy Tesseron, solidly implanted in the Cognac region, and owner of Lafon Rochet in St-Estephe, purchsed Pontet-Canet. Assisted by his son Alfred, he has done much to develop the reputation of this famous classified growth. "Quality" is the key word in the vineyard and cellars.