2009 Chateau Pontet Canet - Pauillac Grand Cru Classé - 1 Bottle (0.75L)

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2009 Chateau Pontet Canet - Pauillac Grand Cru Classé - 1 Bottle (0.75L)
Red wine - France - 100/100 points, Robert Parker

1 bottle of Chateau Pontet Canet 2009 - RP 100/100

An amazing wine in every sense, this classic, full-bodied Pauillac is the quintessential Pontet Canet from proprietor Alfred Tesseron, who continues to reduce yields and farms his vineyards biodynamically - a rarity in Bordeaux. Black as a moonless night, the 2009 Pontet Canet offers up notes of incense, graphite, smoke, licorice, creme de cassis and blackberries. A wine of irrefutable purity, laser-like precision, colossal weight and richness, and sensational freshness, this is a tour de force in winemaking that is capable of lasting 50 or more years. The tannins are elevated, but they are sweet and beautifully integrated as are the acidity, wood and alcohol (which must be in excess of 14%). This vineyard, which is situated on the high plateau of Pauillac adjacent to Mouton Rothschild, appears to have done everything perfectly in 2009. This cuvee should shut down in the cellar and re-open in a decade or more. Anticipated maturity: 2025-2075

Score: 100 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, March 2012

Deep garnet colored, the 2009 Pontet-Canet is a little shut down to begin, but with coaxing this baby is soon firing on all cylinders with a full-throttle nose of chocolate-covered cherries, crème de cassis, boysenberries and spice cake plus tons of kirsch and cranberry sauce sparks and a beautiful undercurrent of emerging tertiary characters: cigar box, sandalwood, chargrill, truffles and cast iron pan. Full-bodied, rich, multilayered and completely seductive, the palate is charged with incredible energy, with a firm backbone of velvety tannins and seamless freshness providing solid grounding and promising a very long life ahead. It finishes with an incredible display of epically long-lasting flavor fireworks. Wow! Drink 2021-2065.

Score: 100 Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate, March 2019

Lot details
Mixed lot
No
Type
Red wine
Vintage
2009
Producer, Name of wine
Chateau Pontet Canet
Classification
Grand Cru Classé
Number of bottles
1
Bottle size
Bottle (0.75L)
Country
France
Region
Pauillac
Fill Level
Bordeaux bottle type, neck fill level
Label Condition
Fully intact, readable label
Critic Score
100/100 points, Robert Parker
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