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2009 Pontet-Canet Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA100
  • WE98
  • JS98
  • JS97
  • WS96
  • ST96
  • JR90

Reviews

WA100
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2013
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... 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.
WE98
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, January 2013
A superb wine with the purest fruit great freshness and ripeness. It is certainly structured with dry tannins while the blackcurrant freshness is also all there. The biodynamic wine has a great limpid flowing feel backed... A superb wine with the purest fruit great freshness and ripeness. It is certainly structured with dry tannins while the blackcurrant freshness is also all there. The biodynamic wine has a great limpid flowing feel backed by power.
JS98
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, January 2013
Stunning aromas of fresh flowers with blueberries blackberries and currants that follow through to a full body with super balance and finesse. The tannins are super polished. Such class here. Best ever from here. From... Stunning aromas of fresh flowers with blueberries blackberries and currants that follow through to a full body with super balance and finesse. The tannins are super polished. Such class here. Best ever from here. From biodynamically grown grapes. Try in 2018.
JS97
John Sweeney - JJ Buckley, January 2013
60% Cabernet Sauvignon 33% Merlot 5 % Cabernet Franc 2% Petit Verdot. Another stunning wine from the folks at Pontet Canet qualitatively this producer is absolutely on fire! This wine is incredibly dark and concentrated... 60% Cabernet Sauvignon 33% Merlot 5 % Cabernet Franc 2% Petit Verdot. Another stunning wine from the folks at Pontet Canet qualitatively this producer is absolutely on fire! This wine is incredibly dark and concentrated but has tremendous finesse to balance out all the aspects of this gem. This wine has so much going on; notes of blueberry blackberry cassis vanilla coffee and crushed rock. This wine is literally seamless! Once again one of my favorite wines of the vintage.
WS96
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2013
This is amazingly expressive now considering how huge it is with stunning espresso and warm fig confiture aromas followed by lush layer after layer of blackberry paste cassis and plum sauce. A terrific loam underpinning... This is amazingly expressive now considering how huge it is with stunning espresso and warm fig confiture aromas followed by lush layer after layer of blackberry paste cassis and plum sauce. A terrific loam underpinning strides in on the finish which is weighty but sports serious cut. Equal parts fruit and earth. Best from 2018 through 2038. -JM
ST96
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2013
Bright full ruby. Pure vibrant aromas of cassis blackberry blueberry licorice graphite and leather. Like liquid velvet on entry then energetic and sharply delineated in the mid-palate with penetrating minerality... Bright full ruby. Pure vibrant aromas of cassis blackberry blueberry licorice graphite and leather. Like liquid velvet on entry then energetic and sharply delineated in the mid-palate with penetrating minerality intensifying the pristine dark berry flavors. Most impressive today on the extremely long perfumed finish which shows suave noble tannins and a magically light touch for such an intense wine. This wine is remarkably tastable today but it's also built for 30+ years of aging.
JR90
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson, January 2013
Much more expressive than the 2010. More open though the alcohol is noticeable on the nose – maybe the warm room. Plenty of cassis aroma, dense and concentrated, but almost a little bitter on the finish, though... Much more expressive than the 2010. More open though the alcohol is noticeable on the nose – maybe the warm room. Plenty of cassis aroma, dense and concentrated, but almost a little bitter on the finish, though again I think the alcohol is interfering because the sample is rather warm. 17/20 (JH)

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