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2016 Château Pontet-Canet

Pauillac, 5me cru classé
(OWC)

This is a Bordeaux future; earliest anticipated arrival is Fall 2019. help
 
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PRICE:
$561.00 per Double Magnum (3L)

SIZE:
3L d-mag

AVAILABLE:
2 Double Magnums (3L)

 

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TASTING NOTES

"Vivid and full of energy with blackberry, currant and salt. Full body, intense and long. Harmony. Purpose. Classicism. The mineral and currant character is all year. A seamless tannin texture. Great wine. You want to drink it now!" JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 04/04/2017)

Rating: 98-99


"The 2016 Pontet-Canet has been absolutely brilliant on the three occasions I’ve tasted it so far. Exotically ripe, powerful and voluptuous, it brings together the richness of the 2009 with the structure of the 2010. There aren't too many other 2016s where that is the case, but it is undoubtedly true here. The 2016 is a spectacular wine by any measure, while Pontet-Canet confirms its rarefied place as a true original in Bordeaux. Technical director Jean-Michel Comme added that Cabernet Sauvignon plays a slightly lesser role in the blend because the berries had less juice than normal at harvest. Comme also bumped up the new oak slightly, to 55 percent. The rest of the wine was aged in neutral oak (10 percent) and amphora (35 percent). In a word: Superb. Tasted three times." Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
(AG, 04/01/2017)

Rating: 96-99


"Black color, surprisingly natural nose, between Havana and black fruits, with even a touch of flower, which is quite rare in Pauillac, and maybe brought on by the organic grapes. Suave texture, slightly less of a presence in the middle of the mouth than some neighbors, but a great length. A great wine but 2015 made a more immediate impression en primeur." Michel Bettane/Thierry Desseauve, The World of Fine Wine, Issue 56
(WFW, 04/01/2017)

Rating: 96-97


"The 2016 Pontet-Canet is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Petit Verdot and 39% Merlot, less Cabernet this year because of the size of the berries. I tasted the wine on two visits to the property around two weeks apart, plus additional tastings at négoçiants. It has an intense bouquet with layers of blackberry, sloes and fresh mint, just a hint of black truffle in the background. It is certainly a little more opulent compared to its peers. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannin, a little spicier than I expected (in a positive sense) with gentle grip in the mouth. It fans out with confidence, a voluminous Pontet-Canet with an extremely persistent aftertaste, and a saline and balsamic finish. This is an extravagant Pauillac for the vintage that will age over many years." Neal Martin, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #230
(WA, 04/28/2017)

Rating: 95-97
Drink from: 2026-2050


"Very dark crimson. More savoury and sumptuous than many of its neighbours. Blackberry compote and very round and rich and satiny. Very round. Almost too sweet but that is to complain needlessly. Already rich and enjoyable but masses of tannins too. Long and throbbing. Excellent with freshness and cleanliness and round. Pretty sweet though so it's a definite style." JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 04/18/2017)

Rating: 18
Drink from: 2024-2050


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