Chateau Pontet Canet 2018
Wine is current packed in its original wooden case of 12
Quite a few years ago we managed to snag owner Alfred Tesseron to hold a select masterclass for our Pontet customers. Must say its one that will go down for the ages...lavishing new and old vintages on us, their was now way anyone was going to fill any of the spittoons. The night, a true testament to the power and grace of Pontet vins!
96-99 points Antonio Galloni"The 2018 Pontet-Canet is a freak of nature. Dark, rich and explosive, the 2018 possesses off the charts richness and concentration, much of it coming from tiny yields of just ten hectoliters per hectare, or one third of a normal crop. The 2018 soars out of the glass with stunning aromatic intensity and depth. Black cherry, gravel, grilled herbs, leather, lavender and menthol stain the palate. Dense and hedonistically ripe, the 2018 is a stunningly beautiful wine. The grapes were crushed by hand. Because of the tiny yields, the entire production was vinified in Pontet-Canet's new smaller concrete vats. All winemaking was done manually, without the aid of external temperature control or electricity. The 2018 is aging in a combination of 55% new oak and 45% terra cotta amphora. Quite simply, I have never tasted anything like it."
"...Full-bodied, powerful, beautifully textured and layered, it' reminiscent of the magical 2009 with its rare mix of both hedonistic and intellectual pleasure". 97-99 points Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Wine Advocate
The Finer Details
Variety - Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Country - France
Region - Bordeaux
Sub Region - Paulliac
Std Drinks (Approx.) - 7.7
Extra - Cork
Year - 2018
Volume - 750ml