2011 Pontet-Canet Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 1.5L
  • WE 96
  • NM 96
  • JS 95
  • WA 93
  • WS 92

Reviews for 2011 Pontet-Canet Bordeaux Blend

WE 96
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, May 2014
So smooth, this is a rich, grandiose wine. Although it is full of black currant fruits and spice flavors, the texture is most impressive. Dusty tannins are integrated with juicy fruits seamlessly. The purest fruit flavors... So smooth, this is a rich, grandiose wine. Although it is full of black currant fruits and spice flavors, the texture is most impressive. Dusty tannins are integrated with juicy fruits seamlessly. The purest fruit flavors are allied to linear tannins in a precise yet generous way. The wine is evolving beautifully, but do not drink before 2020.
NM 96
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, May 2012
(NM94-96 points) A blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, the 2011 Pontet Canet has a voluptuous bouquet with saturated dark cherry fruit, creme de cassis and a touch of... (NM94-96 points) A blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, the 2011 Pontet Canet has a voluptuous bouquet with saturated dark cherry fruit, creme de cassis and a touch of blueberry with underlying minerality. It is exuberant, almost ostentatious at first, but it begins to calm down with time. The palate is medium-bodied with firm structured cloaked by layers of ripe black fruit infused with minerals and graphite. It is a quite a strict Pontet Canet underneath what is a hell of a lot of fruit for a 2011. The finish is composed with a touch of citrus fruit towards the finish. Amazing that such a good wine comes from 90% of the crop.
JS 95
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, January 2014
A wine with lots of ripe berries, verging on dried fruits. Full and chewy with ripe, round, chewy tannins. It needs lots of bottle age. A wine of steel. From biodynamically grown grapes, as always. Better than from... A wine with lots of ripe berries, verging on dried fruits. Full and chewy with ripe, round, chewy tannins. It needs lots of bottle age. A wine of steel. From biodynamically grown grapes, as always. Better than from barrel. Try in 2018.
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2014
Proprietor Alfred Tesseron-s 2011 Pontet-Canet is packaged in an engraved, heavy bottle, which only adds to the attractiveness of this beauty. A dense purple color is accompanied by notes of forest floor, acacia flowers... Proprietor Alfred Tesseron-s 2011 Pontet-Canet is packaged in an engraved, heavy bottle, which only adds to the attractiveness of this beauty. A dense purple color is accompanied by notes of forest floor, acacia flowers and creme de cassis in this full, rich, and unequivocally classic Pauillac. With soft but noticeable tannins as well as a complete, full-bodied mouthfeel, this 2011 will benefit from 3-4 years of cellaring, and should age effortlessly for 15-20 years. Bravo! 93+ - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2014
This cuts a broad swath, with prominent notes of espresso and ganache leading to the core of crushed plum and blackberry confiture. Lush, with the ganache edge joining a loamy hint to underscore the finish. Consistent... This cuts a broad swath, with prominent notes of espresso and ganache leading to the core of crushed plum and blackberry confiture. Lush, with the ganache edge joining a loamy hint to underscore the finish. Consistent with the barrel tasting, this shows more breadth than cut in the end. Best from 2016 through 2026. –JM
JJB 97
John Sweeney - JJ Buckley, April 2012
60% cabernet sauvignon 36% merlot 3% cabernet franc and 1% petit verdot. The biodynamic 120-hectare estate is planted in gravel clay and limestone. Aged in 50% new French oak. Deep ruby core with a bright ruby rim. The... 60% cabernet sauvignon 36% merlot 3% cabernet franc and 1% petit verdot. The biodynamic 120-hectare estate is planted in gravel clay and limestone. Aged in 50% new French oak. Deep ruby core with a bright ruby rim. The nose offers notes of blackberry red cherry cassis licorice and cedar. Very refined on the palate with super fine-grained tannins and a bright vibrant acidity. This beauty is totally complete; a polished and persistent with loads of character. Another hugely successful wine from Pontet Canet. Michel Rolland consults. Enjoy 2016-2030.