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2010 Pontet-Canet Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA100
  • JS100
  • JS99
  • WS99
  • WE98
  • JL97
  • ST97
  • JR

Reviews

WA100
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2013
An absolutely amazing wine, from grapes harvested between the end of September and October 17, this blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot has close to 15% natural... An absolutely amazing wine, from grapes harvested between the end of September and October 17, this blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot has close to 15% natural alcohol. It comes from one of the few biodynamic vineyards in Bordeaux, but you are likely to see many more, given the success that Tesseron seems to be having at all levels, both in his vineyards and in his fermentation/winemaking. An astounding, compelling wine with the classic Pauillac nose more often associated with its cross-street neighbor, Mouton-Rothschild, creme de cassis, there are also some violets and other assorted floral notes. The wine has off-the-charts massiveness and intensity but never comes across as heavy, overbearing or astringent. The freshness, laser-like precision, and full-bodied, massive richness and extract are simply remarkable to behold and experience. It is very easy, to become jaded tasting such great wines from a great vintage, but it is really a privilege to taste something as amazing as this. Unfortunately, it needs a good decade of cellaring, and that’s assuming it doesn’t close down over the next few years. This is a 50- to 75-year wine from one of the half-dozen or so most compulsive and obsessive proprietors in all of Bordeaux. Is there anything that proprietor Alfred Tesseron is not doing right? Talk about an estate that is on top of its game! Pontet-Canet’s 2010 is a more structured, tannic and restrained version of their most recent perfect wine, the 2009. Kudos to Pontet-Canet! - Robert Parker
JS100
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, January 2013
The aromas to this are incredible with blueberry, minerals, dried flowers, and stones. It goes to dried meat and spices. Full body and incredibly integrated with blackberry, licorice, and minerals. There's a wonderful... The aromas to this are incredible with blueberry, minerals, dried flowers, and stones. It goes to dried meat and spices. Full body and incredibly integrated with blackberry, licorice, and minerals. There's a wonderful purity to this. It goes on for minutes. The quality of tannins is amazing. Seamless. There's an amazing transparency that shows you all the elements of the wine's unique terrior. Try after 2018.
JS99
John Sweeney - JJ Buckley, January 2013
65% cabernet sauvignon 35% merlot. 35 year old vines farmed on 120 hectares of which 30% are ploughed by horse. 2010 is the first vintage certified bio dynamic. 60% new oak. What is most interesting about the 2010 Pontet... 65% cabernet sauvignon 35% merlot. 35 year old vines farmed on 120 hectares of which 30% are ploughed by horse. 2010 is the first vintage certified bio dynamic. 60% new oak. What is most interesting about the 2010 Pontet Canet is the large amount of merlot in the blend given the strength of cabernet this year. Good decision? Nevertheless this has a very complex and intriguing nose of black fruits tobacco graphite and a touch of fresh cedar and spice. The palate is equally as impressive with notes of blackberry cassis and fresh cracked pepper and a broad silky texture. The finish lasts for close to a minute and the tannins are super well integrated. Things just keep getting better and better at Pontet Canet. This is undoubtedly one of the stars of the vintage. Drink 2020-2040.
WS99
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2013
Seriously dense with thickly layered fig paste macerated black currant fruit Kenya AA coffee and roasted tobacco. But really fresh and invigorating throughout with mouthwatering iron and apple wood notes. Despite the... Seriously dense with thickly layered fig paste macerated black currant fruit Kenya AA coffee and roasted tobacco. But really fresh and invigorating throughout with mouthwatering iron and apple wood notes. Despite the power this cuts like a knife from the start. When the Bordelais say precise this is what they mean. -J.M.
WE98
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, January 2013
Juicy sappy character. The wine has ripe very pure fruit with the most piercing acidity. The dark tannins hints of black fruits big structure all come from super-rich still elegant fruit.
JL97
Jeff Leve - TheWineCellarInsider.com, January 2013
Pontet Canet Produced from an assemblage of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon 30% Merlot 4% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot yields were down 10% from 2009. Inky black in color the wine stains the sides of the glass. Cassis stone... Pontet Canet Produced from an assemblage of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon 30% Merlot 4% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot yields were down 10% from 2009. Inky black in color the wine stains the sides of the glass. Cassis stone forest floor tobacco and cedar aromas effortlessly pop from the glass. This fills your mouth with flavor. Packed and stacked with layers of ripe fat plump fruit voluptuous in style with freshness and ripe tannins the blackberry blue fruit cassis licorice and spice filled finish grows in your mouth.
ST97
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2013
Bright ruby. Knockout nose of cassis black pepper minerals and cedar just screams Pauillac. Enters the mouth sweet creamy and pure displaying very rich dense flavors of black fruit minerals and dried herbs with lively... Bright ruby. Knockout nose of cassis black pepper minerals and cedar just screams Pauillac. Enters the mouth sweet creamy and pure displaying very rich dense flavors of black fruit minerals and dried herbs with lively integrated acidity keeping the wine from coming across as top-heavy. Finishes extremely long with silky tannins and an intriguing floral note. Twenty-four hectares are now farmed by horse (up from seven last year) at what has become the first officially certified biodynamic grand cru classe property of Bordeaux. This wine has one of the most impressive and memorable noses of all in 2010 and is much better than the very good but generally overrated 2009. Though it's a little more accessible now than some other great wines of 2010 such as Latour and Calon-Segur this still needs another 10 to 12 years in the cellar to start showing its best and will keep another 40 years after that without problem.
JR
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson, January 2013
Very dark crimson. Subtle fresh with really intense scents and wonderful fluidity. Complete. Exciting. Like purple flowers. Long and rich. Great fan of flavours. 18/20