€133.95/ btl 0.75 L
Details for Château Pontet-Canet 2017
Bottle size and vintage
Alfred Tesseron, currently at the helm of Château Pontet-Canet, describes himself as a farmer, not as an oenologist (despite being one), and justifies his choice of description with an irrefutable argument: "my work and that of my team is focused on the vineyard, not on the winery".
The Château Pontet-Canet wines emanate energy and intensity, expressing themselves freely. The powerfulness, an unexpected fruit precision and irrefutable quality have become the house's hallmarks. Its wines are seductive because of the fruit's density, the palate's refinement and their natural elegance. Appearing purple in colour, the nose exudes an interplay of forest fruits and spices with a graphite undertone. On the palate they're expressive, dense and rich, led by a balancing acidity. You have a feeling that you're biting into pure fruit, pure pleasure.
Of the wines produced at Pontet-Canet, the one which displays solely the winery's name on its label is its great wine: the Château Pontet-Canet. In a style usually composed of two-thirds Cabernet Sauvignon and one third Merlot, with small amounts of Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc, it exhibits a perfumed, clear-cut bouquet of Picota cherries, plums and violets which keeps on growing with aeration; the graphite and a hint of incense round off the aromatic element. The palate is medium-bodied, with a slightly grainy texture, measured acidity, moderate depth and rounded tannins which give it a silk-like texture. Its lightly-spiced and very lively finish delivers pure balance. The Château Pontet-Canet, the assertive neighbour of Mouton-Rothschild, is a Pauillac with very special minerality and character which have made it fully deserving of the epithet "the Pauillac Pinot Noir". Unquestionably, an astounding Bordeaux wine, to get to know and enjoy at your leisure.
Roast lamb / Duck with red fruits / Game
- Ageing period:Between 15 and 20 months
- Barrel age:New and semi-new
- Type of wood:Oak
- Optimum serving temperature:16ºC
The origins of Château Pontet-Canet go right back to the beginning of the 18th Century (1705), when Jean-François de Pontet, employed by King Luis XV, bought up several parcels of land to the north of the town of Pauillac, which his descendants would enlarge years afterwards. He then purchased the neighbouring plots and thereby formed an estate which was granted the name, "the house of Canet". A century later, Château Pontet-Canet was flourishing to such an extent that it was...