2007 Pontet-Canet Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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  • IWC 93
  • WS 92
  • WA 91

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Reg: $99.94

$89.94

In Stock: 8 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 12 btls
ETA: Dec. 2018

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IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2008
Good deep ruby-red. Sappy cherry blackberry licorice and minerals on the nose with an almost candied quality rare for the year. Dense sappy and pure with enticing sweetness and noteworthy depth to the silky flavors of... Good deep ruby-red. Sappy cherry blackberry licorice and minerals on the nose with an almost candied quality rare for the year. Dense sappy and pure with enticing sweetness and noteworthy depth to the silky flavors of cassis chocolate licorice and minerals. Finishes with sweet broad tannins and excellent persistence.
WS 92
Wine Spectator, April 2008
Crushed blackberry currant and light licorice. Full-bodied with lovely ripe tannins and a long fruity finish. Balanced and refined. A beauty. Score range: 88-92 -JS
WA 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, July 2017
Tasted at BI Wine & Spirits' 10-Years-On tasting, the 2007 Pontet-Canet has an upfront bouquet with (for the vintage) quite lavish red and black fruit tinged with violet and creme de cassis. The palate is sweet and... Tasted at BI Wine & Spirits' 10-Years-On tasting, the 2007 Pontet-Canet has an upfront bouquet with (for the vintage) quite lavish red and black fruit tinged with violet and creme de cassis. The palate is sweet and opulent, displaying impressive concentration and a velvety blueberry and black cherry finish that lingers long in the mouth. You would never ascribe this to the 2007 vintage, a Pontet-Canet determined to overcome the limitations of the growing season. In a sense, it succeeds, yet it must sacrifice some of its Bordeaux typicité in the process. Tasted February 2017. - Neal Martin
JJB 94
JJ Buckley, April 2008
Deep red color with a light ruby rim. Expressive aromas of chocolate coffee and mocha with some dark fruits in there as well. Ripe blackberry and blueberry attribute to a luscious and delightful mid-palate. Showing good... Deep red color with a light ruby rim. Expressive aromas of chocolate coffee and mocha with some dark fruits in there as well. Ripe blackberry and blueberry attribute to a luscious and delightful mid-palate. Showing good concentration and complexity this is perhaps the best Pauillac I tasted so far. Nice long finish.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pauillac
Vintage 2007

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Chateau Pontet-Canet is bright and brilliant with full-bodied fruit, yet finesse, in the mouth. It expresses energy, tension and intensity.

The fruit is fermented with native yeast in semi-conical concrete tanks that facilitate punch-downs. The wine then macerates for an additional four weeks before being removed from the pomace for maturation. One-third of the wine is aged in large, concrete amphorae, designed expressly for Pontet-Canet. The rest ages in French oak barrels.

Winery

Pontet-Canet

Chateau Pontet-Canet is a Fifth Growth Bordeaux wine estate owned by the Tesseron family (of Cognac fame) since 1975. The estate is a rarity in the Medoc, having known only three owners over a course of three centuries.

The vineyard spans 81 hectares in Pauillac, atop an outcropping of Garonne gravel over limestone. After a first trial in 2004, which took place on 14 hectares, Pontet-Canet fully converted the estate to biodynamic agriculture. They obtained organic certification from Ecocert, biodynamic certification from Biodyvin in 2010, and from Demeter in 2014.

Alfred Tesseron uses horses to plow the vineyards of Pontet Canet since they are gentler and lighter than tractors. Because the horses never step in the same place twice, the soils are always aerated in different parts, bringing much needed oxygen to the soil.

The vines have an average age of 40 to 45 years. Their varietal plantings are Cabernet Sauvignon (62%), Merlot (32%), Cabernet Franc (4%) and three parcels of Petit Verdot (2%).