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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.
91-93 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 1998
Saturated deep ruby color. Explosive, superripe aromas of black raspberry, lead pencil and sweet oak. Velvety-sweet and pungently oaky in the mouth, with a firm supporting spine of acidity giving the wine a vibrant, sappy quality. Finishes very long, with substantial but lush tannins. Potentially the finest vintage yet from this estate. This wine will be bottled with alcohol in the 13% range, says Tesseron, who points out that only minimal chaptalization was called for in this exceptionally ripe year for Medoc cabernet.
90 Points | Wine Spectator
92 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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