Pontet-Canet Pauillac 2008 Bottle size: 750ml

France, Bordeaux
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'Unquestionably one of the gems in the vintage is the 2008 Pontet-Canet, which reminds me of the 2005 with its concentrated, deep, powerful style. Beautiful dark fruits, graphite, obvious minerality, and classic Pauillac lead pencil notes all emerge from this still youthful, full-bodied, and pure 2008 that’s 4-5 years away from maturity and will keep for 30+ years. Hats off to Alfred Tesseron for another awesome wine that ranks up with the crème de la crème of the vintage.' – Jeb Dunnuck, 96/100

'A wine for our children’s children. Nobody in Bordeaux is more attentive to detail than Alfred Tesseron is at Pontet-Canet. Fashioned from incredibly low yields, a very late harvest, and a Draconian selection, the 2008 will not be close to drinkability for at least a decade, and it should still be in superb form circa 2060. An absolutely amazing effort, it boasts an inky/black/purple color as well as an extraordinary bouquet of creme de cassis, graphite, charcoal, and incense, blockbuster depth, and full-bodied power. The tannins are high, but they are remarkably velvety as well as well-integrated. Sensational acidity gives the wine precision and vibrancy, but the impression is one of massive concentration and power. The 2008 Pontet-Canet, a candidate for the wine of the vintage, is a tour de force in viticultural precision and winemaking savoir faire. 2019-2060' – Robert M. Parker, Jr., (96 - 98)+/100

'The minerality and floral character to this is really impressive with lots of bark, currant and dried rose character. Full body, chewy yet polished tannins and a mouthwatering finish. Made from biodynamically grown grapes.’ – James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, 94/100

‘Lovely beetroot aromas with chalky tannins and vivid but integrated acidity. Superb fruit power which is satisfying and complete but retains a sense of classic restraint and savouryness. Such a lovely wine, this. Every element is spot on. 2016 – 2038' – Richard Hemming MW, JancisRobinson.com, 18/20

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Condition Secondary market
Body Full-bodied
Variety Blend
Rating JD 96
Producer information In 1705, Jean-François de Pontet, who was Governor of the Médoc, purchased some parcels of land which years later became Château Pontet-Canet. Since then, Château Pontet-Canet has only changed hands between three different families, something which is quite unusual in the Médoc. The recent managers of the estate are Alfred Tesseron and his team lead by Jean-Michel Comme. They transformed all aspects of Château Pontet-Canet including the change to organic and biodynamic practices in the vineyards. They have also transformed the identity of Château Pontet-Canet, improving year after year, and producing some of the most prestigious wines in Bordeaux.
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