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2019 Bordeaux Futures: Château Pontet-Canet
The 2019 Bordeaux Futures campaign has begun and – you guessed it it's another great vintage. While En Primeur was cancelled, critics have been tasting the wines from their homes, and Châteaux are having to be creative about how to expose the world to the vintage. 2019 saw good growing conditions and it should be another very good to excellent vintage. James Suckling notes "I find the vintage to be outstanding and at the same quality as the extraordinary 2018 but the young wines show more classic, even traditional style with fine tannins and bright and vibrant acidity."

One of the first releases of the 2019 vintage is from Château Pontet-Canet. Composed of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Petit Verdot, the wine exhibits exceptional character and finesse. At nearly one-third less than the price as their 2018 vintage, this wine is a great addition.

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2019 Château Pontet-Canet | 98-99 JS
Earliest anticipated arrival is Fall 2022; Any applicable tariff will be due upon importation.
$480 per 6 bottles
$493 per 3 magnums
$345 per double-magnum
$690 per imperial

"A very tight, compact red that shows wonderful precision and definition with lots of blackberries, blueberries, stones and black tea. The sorting and de-stemming was all done by hand. Love the sensibility to this. Superb length and finesse. Subtle and sophisticated. No pumping over and gentle pushing down. Handmade. Very exciting and thought-provoking. Very long. 35% in amphora and the rest in 50% new oak and 15% one-year oak. 65% cabernet sauvignon and 30% merlot, the rest cabernet franc and petit verdot. Biodynamic grapes." (98-99 points), James Suckling, May 2020
"A positively gorgeous, sumptuous wine, the 2019 Pontet-Canet is explosive right out of the glass. Layers of richness and pure textural intensity give the wine its statuesque build and a good deal of gravitas to match. Floral and savory accents appear later, adding layers of dimension that play off the natural radiance of the year. As always, Pontet-Canet offers a very personal, idiosyncratic expression of Pauillac.

The 2019 is 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, harvested between September 23 and October 10, which is a typical time frame for the estate. Yields came in a 33 hectoliters per hectare, more or less the historical average these days. For the first time, all sorting and destemming were done by hand and the wine was vinified only with manual punchdowns (i.e. no pumpovers), without any motorized equipment. Cuvaison was around 21 days, after which the wine was taken off the skins for the malolactic fermentation (which was done in the fermentation vats), and then racked into barrels and concrete for aging – 50% new oak, 35% amphora and 15% once-used barrels. Sadly, 2019 is the last vintage at Pontet-Canet for long-time Technical Director Jean-Michel Comme, who left after 31 years to focus on his own projects. He is succeeded by Mathieu Bessonnet, formerly of Chapoutier." Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com, May 28, 2020
Pricing does not include tariffs that exist now, or that could exist in the future. HDH can store the wines in Bordeaux for some time in hopes that the tariffs will be dropped or lowered, however, there is no guarantee that they will be lowered and in fact could be raised. Once imported, the buyer would be responsible for any applicable tariff fees.