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Chateau Pontet-Canet - Pauillac 2009


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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. Robert Parker: 100Pts; Jeb Dunnuck: 100Pts; Wine Enthusiast: 99Pts; James Suckling: 98Pts; Vinous: 96Pts; Wine Spectator: 96Pts; Decanter: 95Pts The wines of Chateau Pontet-Canet obtained organic certification from Ecocert and biodynamic certification from Biodyvin in 2010 and from Demeter in 2014.


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Chateau Pontet-Canet




Red Wine

Grape Variety:

30% Merlot|4% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot|65% Cabernet Sauvignon



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The history of Chateau Pontet Canet dates back to the early 18th century when Jean-Francois de Pontet, grand equerry of the king became governor of the Medoc, brings together several parcels of land located in Pauillac. Subsequently, his descendants add the vineyards adjoining the locality Canet: Chateau Pontet-Canet was born. One hundred years later, the famous classification of 1855 included Chateau Pontet-Canet among the elite of the Medoc viticulture. This rise did not escape one of the first Bordeaux merchants of the time, Herman Cruse, who bought the property in 1865.

He built new cellars, modernized the facilities and made this wine known throughout the world. The Cruse family passed on the property for 110 years, until another merchant, but from Cognac, Guy Tesseron, bought it in 1975. Thus, in more than two hundred years, Chateau Pontet -Canet knew only three different owners. Today, it is the son of Guy Tesseron, Alfred Tesseron who is at the head of the field.

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