Chateau Pontet-Canet 2011

 A case of 12 Bottles (750ML)
Parker : 93 / 100
Wine Spectator : 92 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Tasted at the Pontet-Canet vertical in London, the 2011 Château Pontet Canet must constitute one of the best wines on the Left Bank, even if it does not quite live up to its stellar performance from barrel. Lucid purple in color, the bouquet leaps from the glass and yells Pauillac - thanks to its graphite seam interwoven through the black fruit. Over ten minutes, tobacco scents join the fray and it develops what you might call mint fresh aromatics. The palate is medium-bodied and remains understated on the entry, perhaps exaggerated by the exuberance of the nose. However, there is no question that this is a refined, pure and seamless Pontet-Canet with crème de cassis and cedar inter-layered on the sustained finish. Bon vin. Tasted February 2016.
BordeauxPauillac
Vineyard
Medoc

Alcohol
13.5

Dessert wine
No

Environment
Biodynamic

J. Robinson
16

J. Suckling
95

R. Gabriel
18

Wine Spectator
92

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Grape varieties
Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Petit Verdot

Region
Bordeaux

Appellation
Pauillac

Color
Red

Producer
Chateau Pontet-Canet

Classification
Fifth Growth

Parker
93

Allergens
Contains sulfites