2010 Chateau Pontet Canet
currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak, vanilla, black cherry, plum, smoke, toast, tar, tobacco, raspberry, cassis, violet, pepper, green bean, lead, cedar, molasses and dark fruit
currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee, leather, tobacco, broccoli, berry, flower, mocha and vanilla
The 2010 Pontet Canet is nothing short of a remarkably perfect effort by winemaker Alfred Tesseron, who Parker has referred to as “obsessive/compulsive” in the past.
Parker mentions in his review that Pontet Canet is located across the street from first growth Chateau Mouton Rothschild. The 2010 Mouton received a 97+ score from Parker, making for a good neighborly rivalry! The 2010 Mouton is also retailing for around $680+ per bottle, so at $224.99 and 2+ points higher, it’s hard to say no to this wine.