Chateau Pontet Canet - Pauillac - red - 2007 - 750 ml
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WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING
“Tasted at BI Wine & Spirits' 10-Years-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. Tasted February 2017.”Neal Martin, The Wine Advocate
Alfred Tesseron and his team, led by Jean-Michel Comme, Pontet-Canet’s estate manager since 1989, have completely transformed both the vineyard and the identity of Château Pontet-Canet. Leaving behind conventional vinegrowing techniques in order to embrace organic and biodynamic methods, they have allowed the terroir to reclaim its origins; the vines seem liberated and the grapes have never been more beautiful. The wines of Pontet-Canet have progressed so much that they are now among the most prestigious in Bordeaux.
Pontet-Canet's vines are situated within the commune of Pauillac, where the vineyard spans 81 hectares. The soul of Pontet-Canet lies in the Plateau, an outcrop of Garonne gravel over a bedrock of limestone. The poor and well-drained soil meets all the requirements of the demanding Cabernet Sauvignon grape, the trademark of great Pauillac wines. Cabernet Franc, planted in the centre of the outcrop, brings noble tannins and refinement. Some Merlot vines are planted on the gravelly clay soil which surrounds the Plateau. Three parcels on the edge of the outcrop are planted with Petit Verdot, a grape variety which produces incredible wines, bringing spicy notes.
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