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Pontet Canet 2012 (750ML) FR Flag In Stock
Pontet Canet 2012 (750ML)
94-96 WA
95 Points, Zachys Buying Team: “Huge, intoxicating aromatics bursting with floral nuances, black fruits, and earth. On the palate it screams class, pedigree, and biodynamics. It begins with ripe, concentrated fruit followed by polished, glassy tannins underneath. After a two-hour decant, this becomes an explosive wine that is deceivingly approachable today with its concentrated, succulent dark fruit. Sure it’s Pauillac, but there’s verve, energy, and so much purity here – it’s brimming with dark plums, cassis, fresh blackberries, black currants, licorice, earth and herbs. With its medium, and elegant body, it is a wine that can please a Burghead, but with its structure satisfy the classic Pauillac purist. At under $100, we cannot think of another cabernet blend that can compete with this unrivaled pedigree and class – in 2012, Pontet-Canet challenged its First Growth neighbors, and it did it at a fraction the price. What a wine!” 93+ Points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous: “A wine of real class, pedigree and distinction, the 2012 Pontet-Canet is absolutely gorgeous. The flavors are beautifully nuanced and delineated throughout. Bright floral notes add lift and sensuality. The 2012 is decidedly understated next to some other recent vintages, but the magic of this site simply won't be denied. This is another sublime wine from proprietor Alfred Tesseron.” July 2015 94-96 Points, Neal Martin, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “What is a primeur report without one of Pauillac’s most dynamic estate? I made the trip through the rain to taste their 2012. A blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot and 30% Merlot, the latter was cropped from 4th October and the Cabernet Sauvignon from 11th October, finishing six days later. The 50% of the crop once aged in new oak and one-year old barrels are now matured in concrete vats whilst 35% of the crop is aged in clay amphora quarried from their own vineyard. There is certainly great purity and terroir expression on the nose: blackberry, briary and background scents of fresh raspberry and cold stone. The definition is very impressive. The palate is interesting – quite different from the previous vintages. I love the tannins here – very fine but lending the Pontet-Canet great backbone It is utterly harmonious but I feel more understated, perhaps more controlled than recent vintages. The finish is much more introspective – a Pauillac politely informing you to go away and wait before bottling before making any judgement! This is a divine Pontet Canet - very succinct. Tasted April 2013. 93 Points, Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate: "This impeccably run, biodynamically farmed estate of Alfred Tesseron goes from strength to strength. The 2012 triumphs once again with its notes of dark plum, blackcurrant, licorice and almost a hint of truffle, its full-bodied, supple tannins, and beautiful, expensive mouthfeel. Complex and deep, this dense ruby/purple-colored wine may not be at the level of the 2009 or 2010, but it is a successful wine in this vintage, and a significant wine in 2012. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2035.” 4/15
Product #: 373325

Bottle Price: $124.99
Case Price: $1,499.88