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Château Pontet-Canet 1996

Bordeaux - Pauillac - 5ème Grand Cru Classé - Château Pontet-Canet

5th Grand Cru Classé in 1855

Bottle 0.75L
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Stored in air-conditioned cellar
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Grape varieties
Cabernet Sauvignon 56%
Cabernet Franc 6%
Merlot 38
Château Pontet-Canet

Château Pontet-Canet

Perched on the heights of the Pauillac appellation, Château Pontet-Canet is one of the Médoc's most essential crus. Its founder, Jean-François de Pontet, esquire to the king and governor of the Médoc, acquired it in 1725, and a few years later his heirs bought the neighboring land at Canet: thus was born Château Pontet-Canet. 

Le Domaine was awarded the title of Cinquième Grand Cru Classé in the 1855 wine classification officialized for the Paris Universal Exhibition. A decade later, it was acquired by Herman Cruse, a Bordeaux merchant of Danish origin, and underwent a complete renovation.

It wasn't until Guy Tesseron, who already owned Château Lafon-Rochet to Saint-Estèphe, bought it in 1975 that Domaine began to shine again. His son Alfred would reveal the Extraordinary potential of his terroir from 1994 onwards, converting Domaine to biodynamic farming in particular, thanks to the support of his steward and trusted man Jean-Michel Comme.

Today, it's his daughter Justine Tesseron who continues his work, making Pontet-Canet shine on the wine scene.

Today, Château Pontet-Canet reigns over an 81-hectare vineyard, entirely managed according to biodynamic principles since the 2004 vintage. This makes Domaine a forerunner and benchmark in the world of Bordeaux Grands Crus Classés. It was certified by the Biodyvin and Ecocert labels in 2010, then by the Demeter label in... See more ...

Description Château Pontet-Canet 1996.

A ruby-red wine with tiled highlights, La robe Pontet Canet 1996 has a complex, seductive nose. There are aromas of jammy red fruit, baking, and a subtle woodiness from its barrel ageing. On the palate, a supple attack evolves into a full, velvety body. The finely chiselled, perfectly integrated tannins offer a silky texture. Intense fruit flavors mingle with aromas of spice and vanilla, creating a perfect harmony. The tasting concludes with a refined finish that hints at a few more years of cellaring potential.