Chateau Pontet Canet Pauillac 2010 750ml - Wine & Liquor Warehouse

Chateau Pontet Canet Pauillac 2010 750ml
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Chateau Pontet Canet Pauillac 2010

  • jd98+
  • we98
  • ws97
  • v95+


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The colour is crimson shading to black. Aromas of violet, blackberry, redcurrant and cherry among others predominate on the highly complex and vibrant nose. On the palate, the wine displays a forthright structure of impressive length. Radiant fruit, exquisite freshness, shimmering substance and patrician tannins define this widely acclaimed vintage. Fine, supple and gracious, the wine leaves a lasting memory of consummate pleasure. Certainly the finest Pontet-Canet of the modern era and the first vintage to be certified 100% organic and biodynamic!
Jeb Dunnuck
  • jd98+

The 2010 Pontet-Canet lags behind the 2009, but these two vintages can be hard to compare due the drastically different styles. Where the 2009 is broad, expansive, and showy, the 2010 starts our more reserved and classic in style, with beautiful notes of cassis, cedarwood, lead pencil shavings, tobacco, and damp earth all developing with air. Deep, beautifully concentrated, full-bodied, and powerful, it's built for the long haul and needs 5-7 years of bottle age, but I suspect will see its 50th birthday in still fine drinking form.

October 15, 2018
Wine Enthusiast
  • we98

Dense, yes, but this is also a handsome wine that balances complex tannins with pure black currant fruits that shine. This biodynamic wine has a generous, full and rich feel, ripe with just a touch of restraint. The greatness of the wine shows in its purity with a deceptive simplicity that hides the final complex tannins and structure.

Roger Voss, May 1, 2013
Wine Spectator
  • ws97

This is big, broad and powerfully rendered, but remarkably polished and refined at the same time. An enormous core of roasted fig, blackberry and black currant fruit is suavely wrapped with roasted apple wood and sandalwood, while dark espresso, loam and warm paving stone notes drive the finish. Very long, with a great tug of scorched earth at the end. A terrific combination of power and precision. Best from 2020 through 2040.

James Molesworth, March 31, 2013
  • v95+

Bright ruby-red. Superripe, soil-driven aromas of currant, plum, cherry pie, mocha and minerals; almost liqueur-like in its ripeness, in a 1947 way. Then huge, sweet and plush, with great volume and depth to its flavors of cassis, flowers, minerals, game and olive. Finishes with big, ripe, horizontal tannins and great mounting length. This remarkably thick wine is actually a bit youthfully stunted today and should really be cellared for ten years. It should go on for three or four decades in a cool cellar.

Stephen Tanzer, July 2013

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