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Château Pontet-Canet 2019

Bordeaux - Pauillac - 5ème Grand Cru Classé - Château Pontet-Canet
$147.07

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Stored in air-conditioned cellar
Stored in air-conditioned cellar
Data sheets
Grape varieties
Cabernet Sauvignon 65%
Merlot 30%
Cabernet Franc 3%
Petit Verdot 2%
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 ...

Critics Château Pontet-Canet 2019.

Wine Advocate - Robert Parker
93/100
James Suckling
99/100
Wine Spectator
94/100
Jancis Robinson
18/20
Vinous - A. Galloni
96/100

Description Château Pontet-Canet 2019.

The 2019 vintage is a very nice vintage, very sunny, marked by a relatively mild start to the year. After the flowering of the vines in May, the summer saw two heat waves, counterbalanced by some welcome rain in early August. The harvest at the estate was very promising, with berries that were generously crunchy.

Blend of the 2019 vintage: 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot.

The robe is a beautiful deep red color, with purple highlights.

It opens with a very nice nose of red and black fruits, enhanced by a hint of Lebanese cedar, Zan and graphite.

Soft at the attack, it impresses in the mouth by the persistence of its aromas of small red fruits, blackcurrant and pepper, as well as by its beautiful flexibility. The tannins are silky and carry it through to a long, fresh finish.

Food and wine pairing:

Chateau Pontet-Canet 2019 will go very well with a filet mignon with port, a roast wild boar marinated in red wine, a slab of venison with truffles or Angus beef with a porcini mushroom and chanterelle sauce.

For a pairing with cheese, prefer pressed and uncooked cheeses: cantal, old mimolette, morbier, saint-nectaire and tomme de Savoie. It can also be enjoyed with Brie de Meaux, Gouda or Salers.

For dessert, it will be particularly delicious with a black forest, a pistachio and chocolate dessert or a Russian cheese.

Cellaring potential and tasting:

Chateau Pontet-Canet 2019 is a great Pauillac wine that offers a beautiful potential for aging. Its peak will be between 2035 and 2040.

However, it can be wonderfully enjoyed today. To do this, make sure to place the bottle in the serving room at a room temperature between 15 and 18°C, open it and decant it ideally 5 to 6 hours before tasting.

The bottles will be kept in the cellar protected from the light, lying down, at an optimal hygrometric degree of 70%.

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