Perfumed, rich and opulent on the nose with ripe cassis and dark berry fruit characters. Floral, violet notes and delicate spices add to the charm and complexity. The palate is dense and complex with layers of dark plum and blackberry fruit and firm, yet very fine tannins. An energetic acidity gives an invigorating, mouth-watering freshness to this very full bodied wine - sensational. Drink 2025 -50.
Reviews & Scores
Bottled in late July, the Pontet Canet has a very fragrant nose, with a touch more fruit intensity that its peers: raspberry, wild strawberry, a touch of cedar and pencil lead. It is very well defined, less flamboyant than the 2009, more a bouquet of precision and etiquette. The palate is medium-bodied with a tightly coiled, peppery entry. There is real density to this Pontet Canet: powerful, a little introverted, but very focused towards the structured finish. This will certainly be a long-term wine, the finish very long and so elegant. I actually prefer this stylistically to the 2009...but whatever rocks your boat. Gorgeous and classy. Tasted November 2012.
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