2009 Pontet Canet – The Perfect one?

2009 Château Pontet-Canet (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac)

2009 Château Pontet-Canet (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac)

  • Wine: 2009 Pontet Canet
  • Region: France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac
  • Viticulture: 100% bio-dynamic farming
  • Grape Varietals: 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot.
  • Glass: Riedel Bordeaux, Sommelier

Tasting Note:

  • Alcohol :: 14%
  • Opened for 60mins, decanted for another 60mins. Highly expressive on the nose and the sweet currant fruits, violet and pencil shaving was stunningly seductive. Deep and focus, with good lift and freshness that perfectly concealed the power underneath. I didn’t really expect the palate will be as expressive. More often than not, when the nose of a young wine shows incredibly well, the palate suggested otherwise. I was right, the palate is holding back, structure up front with fruits buried underneath. The balance of the wine is incredible though, despite of the solid structure, it is well polished and refine. The tannin giving huge grip along with the incredible concentration and power but not aggressive. This is a very good wine and needed a 10-15yrs bottle aging. 93-95+
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