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Chateau Pontet-Canet 2014 Pauillac | 96 POINTS

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$129.99
SKU:
41675
UPC:
649185007451
Size:
750ML
Points:
96
Vintage:
2014
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Product Overview

Chateau Pontet-Canet was classified as a Fifth Growth in the Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855 (Chateau Canet at the time). The 2006 Chateau Pontet-Canet Pauillac offers an intense nose of forest fruit, pencil, and spices. The palate is flavorful, dense, and rich; a real Pauillac of intense pleasure.

Varietal Composition: 62 Cabernet Sauvignon, 32 Merlot, 4 Cabernet Franc, 2 Petit Verdot
Appellation: Pauillac AOC
Aging: 50 percent new barrels, 35 percent concrete dolia, 15 percent one-year-old barrels

96 Points - Wine Enthusiast
"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. Drink from 2027." -RV, 4/1/17

95+ Points - Vinous Media
"The 2014 Pontet-Canet seems to have put on quite a bit of weight and volume since I first tasted it from barrel. Ripe, juicy tannins wrap around a core of intense dark cherry, plum, spice, lavender and tobacco. Today, it is the wine's sheer intensity and vertical structure that stands out. I wouldn't dream of touching a bottle until at least age ten, and even that is almost certainly not going to be enough time for the 2014 to show the full breadth of its potential. The transformation the 2014 has undergone from a delicate, nuanced Pauillac to a wine of depth is quite remarkable. Tasted three times. The blend is 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot, vinified in equal parts cement and oak and aged in a combination of 50% new oak, 35% amphora and 15% once used barrels. This is a gorgeous wine from the Tesseron family and the team led by Technical Director Jean-Michel Comme." -AG, 2/2017

94 Points - Wine Advocate
"The 2014 Pontet-Canet, now in bottle, was tasted twice during my trip to Bordeaux. It has an attractive bouquet: graphite tinged black fruit, incense and violets, perhaps a little more hedonistic than I envisaged when I tasted it from barrel. The palate is medium-bodied with tensile tannin thanks to the keen line of acidity. I like the precision of this Pontet-Canet. It feels linear and correct, pencil lead notes developing towards the second half, more quintessentially Pauillac than previous vintages, with what you might describe as a classic Pauillac finish that retains the focus that I remarked upon from barrel. Tasted February 2017." -NM, 3/31/17

93 Points - Wine Spectator
"This delivers a notable menthol note, showing an ample core of well-steeped blackberry, plum and black currant fruit. A bright anise streak checks in on the back end, with a slightly loamy structure imparting a broad feel through the finish. Needs to pull together a bit more, but the fruit is there. Best from 2020 through 2030." -JS, 3/31/17

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