2009 Pontet-Canet Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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WE 100
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.
WA 100
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2019
Deep garnet colored, the 2009 Pontet-Canet is a little shut down to begin, but with coaxing this baby is soon firing on all cylinders with a full-throttle nose of chocolate-covered cherries, crème de cassis, boysenberries... Deep garnet colored, the 2009 Pontet-Canet is a little shut down to begin, but with coaxing this baby is soon firing on all cylinders with a full-throttle nose of chocolate-covered cherries, crème de cassis, boysenberries and spice cake plus tons of kirsch and cranberry sauce sparks and a beautiful undercurrent of emerging tertiary characters: cigar box, sandalwood, chargrill, truffles and cast iron pan. Full-bodied, rich, multilayered and completely seductive, the palate is charged with incredible energy, with a firm backbone of velvety tannins and seamless freshness providing solid grounding and promising a very long life ahead. It finishes with an incredible display of epically long-lasting flavor fireworks. Wow! - Lisa Perrotti-Brown
JD 100
jebdunnuck.com, October 2018
The 2009 Pontet-Canet continues to just knock it out of the park every time I’ve been lucky enough to drink a bottle, and this beauty was as good as it gets yet again. Deep purple-colored, full-bodied, beautifully... The 2009 Pontet-Canet continues to just knock it out of the park every time I’ve been lucky enough to drink a bottle, and this beauty was as good as it gets yet again. Deep purple-colored, full-bodied, beautifully concentrated, and just about off the charts in terms of scale and density, it nevertheless just glides across the palate with an ethereal, seamless texture that never seems heavy or cumbersome. This is pure Pauillac in all its glory and is a monumental wine in every way. Drink it any time over the coming 4-5 decades.
JS 98
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.
JL 98
TheWineCellarInsider.com, July 2019
Just a beauty filled with potential here. Rich, powerful, concentrated, opulent, deep and with freshness, the wine covers your palate. There are no hard edges, just layers of ripe, juicy, sweet, dense berries that layer... Just a beauty filled with potential here. Rich, powerful, concentrated, opulent, deep and with freshness, the wine covers your palate. There are no hard edges, just layers of ripe, juicy, sweet, dense berries that layer your palate with flavor and intensity. This is still quite primary, so give it 6-8 more years in the bottle at the minimum. Or 2-3 hours air. Read more at:https://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/wine-tasting-note/?vintage=2009&wine=Chateau%20Pontet-Canet
WS 96
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
VN 95
Vinous, March 2019
The 2009 Pontet-Canet needs more encouragement from the glass than its peers, but it rewards the imbiber with seductive pure cassis and blackberry fruit, touches of autumn leaves and pencil box. The palate is... The 2009 Pontet-Canet needs more encouragement from the glass than its peers, but it rewards the imbiber with seductive pure cassis and blackberry fruit, touches of autumn leaves and pencil box. The palate is medium-bodied with firm but fine tannin, a lovely bead of acidity. A harmonious, brown spice and smoke tinged finish fans out with confidence. You could open this now but it still has two more decades of drinking pleasure to give. Tasted blind at Farr Vintners’ 2009 Bordeaux tasting. -- Neal Martin
NM 95
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
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
Percent alcohol 14%
Closure Cork

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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%).