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Chateau PONTET-CANET Pauillac 2007
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Chateau PONTET-CANET Pauillac 2007

Chateau PONTET-CANET Pauillac 2007

$1,290 $990

Only 37 left in stock
  • 1 Bottle (75 CL)
  • A case of 6 Bottles (6 x 75 CL)*
*Case price discount: Buy a Case (6 x 75 CL) to get the best price for each bottle.

SKU:

87437093
  • Wine Region: Bordeaux - France
  • Terroirs: Pauillac
  • Grape:70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot
  • Color: Red 

Tasting notes: Very deep robe. Explosive nose of black and red fruits with a beautiful minerality that one finds in recent vintages of Chateau Pontet-Canet. On the palate, the attack is full and leaves great length with finesse whilst subtlety conserving the tannins strength so characteristic of this vintage. The length is impressive with a beautiful freshness. The tactile sensations on the palate persist in a very long finish. The velvet texture no longer describes the tannins but more that of lace. It is a very beautiful wine which once more shows the greatness of Château Pontet-Canet’s terroir.

James Suckling 95 / 100 

Wow. Minerals, cedar, almost like warm stones in the heat. And then some spice. A wine that’s gorgeous, beautiful to taste now, but you know there’s so much more coming to it. Will be better in three to five years. But it’s already gorgeous—decant a couple hours in advance.” 

Vinous 92 / 100 

Deep ruby-red. The nose shows an almost exotic ripeness but also a high-pitched quality to the aromas of fruitcake, graphite and spicy oak. Dense and intensely flavored but at the same time quite juicy and penetrating, with terrific lift to its dark fruit flavors. An out-performer for the vintage, this rather powerfully structured wine has a serious spine for aging.”

Wine Spectator 92 / 100 

"Currant and dark licorice aromas follow through to a full body, with velvety tannins and a caressing finish. A beauty. Best after 2013."

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 91 / 100 

“On tasting, the 2007 Pontet-Canet has an upfront bouquet with (for the vintage) quite lavish red and black fruit tinged with violet and creme de cassis. The palate is sweet and opulent, displaying impressive concentration and a velvety blueberry and black cherry finish that lingers long in the mouth. You would never ascribe this to the 2007 vintage, a Pontet-Canet determined to overcome the limitations of the growing season. In a sense, it succeeds, yet it must sacrifice some of its Bordeaux typicité in the process.”

Château Pontet-Canet has only been owned by three families since it was created at the beginning of the 17th century. The property was established by Jean-François de Pontet, the King's equerry and subsequently the governor of the Médoc. Some years later, his descendants enlarged the vineyard with plots from a locality known as Canet. Classified in 1855, the property was purchased in 1865 by Hermann Cruse, a well-known Bordeaux wine merchant, who developed an international reputation for its wines. The property has belonged to the Tesseron family since 1975. Guy Tesseron supervised a substantial modernisation of the facilities, but also the vinification techniques.


Today, it is his sons, Alfred and Gérard Tesseron who manage the domain with Jean-Michel Comme, the steward. In the heart of Pauillac, the 80 ha of vines, alongside Mouton Rothschild, are planted on a hilltop of Garonne gravel and sand. It was a revolution which made Alfred Tesseron and Jean-Michel Comme, in the mid-2000s, convert the first classical premier cru of the Médoc to biodynamics. This duo managed to lift this fifth cru classé to the level of the great Bordeaux wines.

To such an extent that 10 (years) later, Pontent-Canet can emulate this. Nothing is left to chance for the élevage. The domaine's teams continue to innovate to create the best wines. The wines are then aged for 16 to 20 months. Aging takes place in oak barrels, about two-thirds of which are renewed each year and, since 2012, in amphora (for a third). The shape of these was conceived at the château for balance between full bodied and tension in the wines.

Size 1 Bottle (75 CL), A case of 6 Bottles (6 x 75 CL)*

Region

Bordeaux

Producer

Chateau Pontet Canet

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