2010 Grand-Pontet Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 90

Reviews for 2010 Grand-Pontet Bordeaux Blend

WA 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2011
2010: Owned by Sophie Pourquet the sister of Gerard and Dominique Becot this wine was cropped at 32 hectoliters per hectare and hit 14.5% natural alcohol. It is a very tightly knit wine with elegance a dark ruby color and... 2010: Owned by Sophie Pourquet the sister of Gerard and Dominique Becot this wine was cropped at 32 hectoliters per hectare and hit 14.5% natural alcohol. It is a very tightly knit wine with elegance a dark ruby color and relatively soft tannins. It is medium-bodied and very good but has uninspiring levels of concentration and potential complexity. The wine should be reasonably drinkable upon release and last for 10-12 years.
JJB 92
Chuck Hayward - JJ Buckley, April 2011
70% merlot 15% cabernet franc and 15% cabernet sauvignon. 14-hectare vineyard is owned by Sylvie Pourquet. Thin clay and sandy-clayey soils atop the limestone mother lode. 39-year old vines. Cover-cropping every other row... 70% merlot 15% cabernet franc and 15% cabernet sauvignon. 14-hectare vineyard is owned by Sylvie Pourquet. Thin clay and sandy-clayey soils atop the limestone mother lode. 39-year old vines. Cover-cropping every other row mechanical tiling of the soil and green harvesting. Net yields in 2010 were 32 hls/ha. Aging in 80% new and 20% in one-wine-old barrels. Alcohol 14.5%. The reticent aromas reveal just a hint of complexity. The flavors are balanced and not overripe yet still maintain some creamy mid-palate textures. The lightness overall comes from an appropriate level of acids along with some firm tannins. Drink in the short term to capture the wine's freshness but should age well over the following ten years. Jean-Philippe Fort consults.