2009 Pontet-Canet Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML

  • WE 100
  • JS 98
  • WA 98
  • WS 96
  • IWC 96
  • NM 95

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WE 100
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, May 2010
(WE98-100 points) 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... (WE98-100 points) 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.
JS 98
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, February 2012
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.
WA 98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2017
Tasted blind as a vintage comparison at the Valandraud vertical, the 2009 Pontet-Canet is a wine that I have tasted several times throughout the year. Here, it is clearly bestowed a very powerful and intense bouquet with... Tasted blind as a vintage comparison at the Valandraud vertical, the 2009 Pontet-Canet is a wine that I have tasted several times throughout the year. Here, it is clearly bestowed a very powerful and intense bouquet with raspberry jam, boysenberry, graphite and cold, wet limestone aromas - very well defined and focused, the oak seamlessly integrated. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, crisp acidity, in a funny way more like a 2010 towards the finish thanks to its structure. It still feels quite backward and with much more to give, a sense of coiled up energy conveyed upon the extremely persistent finish. It remains a deeply impressive Pauillac with decades ahead of it. Tasted December 2016. - Neal Martin
WS 96
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2012
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
IWC 96
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2012
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.
NM 95
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, July 2013
Served blind at the Southwold 2009 tasting. I have tasted the Pontet-Canet '09 several times in bottle, but I wanted to wait until I could tasted it blind before posting my first appraisal in bottle (which was done in two... Served blind at the Southwold 2009 tasting. I have tasted the Pontet-Canet '09 several times in bottle, but I wanted to wait until I could tasted it blind before posting my first appraisal in bottle (which was done in two different flights.) It has a very rich, almost extravagant bouquet with blackberry, black olive compote, a touch of balsamic and graphite. It is very intense although it seems to calm down in the glass. The palate is very smooth, underpinned by supple, saturated tannins. This is primal, loaded with glycerine, a 2009 determined to make an impression, which it most certainly does. Yet does it quite have the panache and class on the finish compared not only to its peers, but the Pontet '10?
JJB 97
John Sweeney - JJ Buckley, March 2010
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.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pauillac
Vintage 2009

Label

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.

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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%).