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Chateau Pontet-Canet 2013

Chateau Pontet-Canet 2013
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    Parker : 92 / 100
    J. Suckling : 93 / 100
    Wine Advocate-Parker :
    A blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, this biodynamically farmed vineyard (a rarity, but increasing in the Bordeaux viticulture), had tiny yields of 15 hectoliters per hectare. This doesn't translate into super concentration, but this is certainly an outstanding effort in an extremely difficult vintage. The wine has a dense purple color, and classic creme de cassis, licorice and mocha and espresso roast notes that Pontet-Canet has displayed recently. The wine is medium-bodied, possesses excellent purity, equilibrium and sweet, but noticeable tannin. This is by no means at the level of the great vintages that have been so common of late from this incredible property on the Plateau of Pauillac across from Mouton Rothschild, but it's certainly one of the vintage's more noteworthy efforts. Give it 2-3 years of bottle age and drink it over the following 15 or so years.
    BordeauxPauillac
    Alcohol
    13

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

    Dessert wine
    No

    Environment
    Biodynamic

    J. Robinson
    15

    J. Suckling
    93

    R. Gabriel
    17

    Vinous - A. Galloni
    87-90

    Wine Spectator
    89-92

    Country
    France

    Wine certification
    AOC

    Vineyard
    Medoc

    Region
    Bordeaux

    Appellation
    Pauillac

    Color
    Red

    Producer
    Chateau Pontet-Canet

    Classification
    Fifth Growth

    Parker
    92

    Allergens
    Contains sulfites

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