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2012 Chateau Pontet Canet Pauillac
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About Chateau Pontet Canet

In the early 18th century, Jean Francois de Pontet, Royal Governor of the Medoc, purchased several vineyards and united them under the banner of Pontet. Today, this Pauillac Chateau is owned by cognac magnate Guy Tesseron. His son Alfred manages the 80 hectare vineyard.

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2012 Chateau Pontet Canet Pauillac

Producer: Chateau Pontet Canet
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Bordeaux Blend
Origin: France
Region: Bordeaux
Appellation: Pauillac

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89-92 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - April 2013

(65% cabernet sauvignon, 30% merlot, 4% cabernet franc and 1% petit verdot):  Deep purple-ruby.  Perfumed nose of violet and ripe blackberry jam.  Smooth, rich and almost sweet on entry, then increasingly austere, with the sweet cassis and delicate herbal flavors overshadowed by rising, raw tannins.  I detected a slightly green quality on the long finish.  Though this wine lacks the amazingly sweet flesh of the '09 and '10 wines, and the classic elegance of the '08, I like its precision.  Alfred Tesseron told me the estate picked late, on October 4, to offer the grapes a greater chance of reaching suitable ripeness, but they harvested quickly, using an extra sorting table.

91-94 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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About Bordeaux

Bordeaux is the planet's largest source of fine wine, the model for Cabernet Sauvignon- and Merlot-based wines around the globe. Bordeaux wines are considered by many wine connoisseurs to be the world's greatest reds.


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