CHATEAU PONTET CANET - PAUILLAC - 2014
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Chateau Pontet-Canet is a large
Pauillac estate that can trace its origins back to 1725, when Jean-François
Pontet gave his name to the estate he had acquired. The wine was not chateau-bottled
until 1972 and in 1975 the property was sold to Guy Tesseron, of the Tesseron
family, one of the finest exponents of luxury, very old, aged Cognacs (Cognac
Tesseron). The Tesserons also own Chateau Lafon-Rochet in St-Estephe. Today,
Chateau Pontet-Canet is owned and run by Alfred and Michel
Tesseron. Pontet-Canet's 78 hectares of vineyards adjoin those of Mouton
Rothschild and are planted with Cabernet Sauvignon (63%), Merlot (32%) and
Cabernet Franc (5%).The Tesserons have vastly improved the quality of the
Pontet-Canet wines which are now full-bodied and packed with ripe, chewy, black
fruits and finely integrated tannins. The wines posseses marvellous ageing
potential. Pontet-Canet is classified as a 5eme Cru Classe.
This is a finely structured wine with dark tannins and intense black fruits. The estate, with its biodynamically grown fruit, has given an impressively pure wine, packed with tight serious tannins and a fine structure of black-plum skins and intense acidity. It is direct, firm and with a huge potential over many years.
60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc.