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2009 Chateau Pontet Canet Grand Cru Classe - 100 Points 75cl / 14%
This bottles of 2009 Château Pontet Canet, an 81 hectare Grand Cru Classé from the Pauillac appellation in the heart of the Pauillac appellation, just south of châteaux Mouton Rothschild and d'Armailhac.
'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. Anticipated maturity: 2025-2075. 100 Points'
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, March 2012
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