CHÂTEAU PONTET-CANET 2010

Item:259119
Size:750 mL (25.4 oz)
Type:2010 VINTAGES
Release Date:2014-11-22
Producer:Nath. Johnston & Fils
Location:France - Bordeaux
Price: $249.85
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Style:Red Wine
Medium-bodied & Fruity
Alcohol:13.0%
Varietal:Bordeaux
Sugar Code:XD (9.0 g/L)
Cellar: 2008
Glass Style (NEW):Voigner/Chardonnay
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Tasting Notes
Pontet-Canet's 2010 harvest took place between September 29 and October 17 (this vineyard is one of the few in Bordeaux that is fully certified as biodynamic) and the final blend was 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot that achieved nearly 15% natural alcohol. A remarkable, full-bodied effort (as was the estate's 2009 and 2008), like so many recent vintages from proprietor Alfred Tesseron, it is of first-growth quality (some may even argue that it eclipses several first-growths). Dense purple to the rim, it offers classic notes of creme de cassis, graphite, subtle smoke and spring flowers. Multidimensional with massive concentration as well as vivid purity, precision and freshness, this is another astonishing effort from an obsessive/compulsive proprietor who is doing everything right. On the downside, this 2010 will require a decade of cellaring and should evolve for 50+ years. It will be fascinating to drink it side by side with the 20
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