2015 Chateau Pontet CanetBlend from France
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Over the last several years, Pontet Canet has been one of the hottest estates in Bordeaux. Located right next to Mouton Rothschild in Pauillac, this is the one Bordeaux that we...
- 98 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
- 97+ Antonio Galloni - Vinous
- 97 Wine Enthusiast
- 96+ Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
98 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
"So much floral and dark-fruit character with almonds and walnut shell. Full body and ultra-fine tannins. Powerful. Classic style with a harmony and energy. Goes on for minutes. A superb wine with great fruit. Real Bordeaux. Try in 2025"
97+ Antonio Galloni - Vinous
"Proprietor Alfred Tesseron and winemaker Jean-Michel Comme produced an absolutely stellar Pontet-Canet in 2015. Sumptuous, racy and totally inviting, the 2015 is all class. Super-ripe dark cherry, plum, spice and exotic floral notes build as the 2015 shows off its alluring personality. Even with all of its raciness, the 2015 speaks with authority and power. Fine tannins extend the persistent, highly nuanced finish. The 2015 is 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot aged 50% new oak, 4% in terra cotta and 15% in neutral oak. Tasted three times."
97 Wine Enthusiast
"Succulent fruits, rich tannins and juicy acidity are in perfect harmony in this wine produced from biodynamic grapes. It has a rich, velvet texture and dense structure, sumptuous and already balanced and delicious. However do not be fooled, this is a serious wine for aging. Drink no earlier than 2026. -RV"
96+ Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"A blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot, 50% of the 2015 Pontet-Canet was aged in new French oak, while 15% was matured in second fill barrels and 35% in cement amphorae. Deep garnet-purple in color, the nose opens with exuberant black currants, red currants and black raspberries scents plus an evocative undercurrent of cedar chest, dusty earth, cloves, chocolate box and Provence herbs with a fragrant waft of lavender. Medium to full-bodied and built like a brick house with very firm, wonderfully grainy tannins and black and red fruits charged with the most singular energy, it finishes with incredible persistence and depth."
Over the last several years, Pontet Canet has been one of the hottest estates in Bordeaux. Located right next to Mouton Rothschild in Pauillac, this is the one Bordeaux that we highly recommend to all our collectors to buy just about every vintage.
Because dollar for dollar, this might be the greatest Bordeaux made today. Some have even argued in the past that this is first growth quality ... for a much lower price point.
Our pick for one of the very best wines of the vintage for the money and a bottle that should be in every Bordeaux collector cellar for years to come!
98 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
97+ - Antonio Galloni - Vinous
97 - Wine Enthusiast
96+ - Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
|Varietal(s)||Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot|
|Taste||currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak, vanilla, black cherry, plum, smoke, toast, tar, lead, cedar, molasses and dark fruit|
|Nose||currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee, leather, mocha, vanilla and tobacco|