A wine of first-growth potential...Pontet Canet 2011
Every year it seems we are saying the same thing in regards to Pontet Canet and the work that Alfred Tesseron and his team are doing: They Are On the Hottest Streak In Bordeaux!
Once again, Pontet Canet overachieves and ranks in as one of the finest wines of the vintage. Robert Parker this year has gone as far as to begin his review on Pontet Canet with the lead in sentence of: "Once again proprietor Alfred Tesseron has produced a wine of first-growth potential."
Exceptional praise for this wonderful estate in Pauillac. And it is true!!!
The quality of Pontet Canet in 2011 and for the past decade has been consistently of first-growth potential. This is an estate that has consistently turned out some of the finest wines of the vintage rivaling or outperforming the five true first-growths with amazing consistency. 2011 vintage keeps up the track-record with the Pontet Canet scored right in there with the first-growths or even better from Robert Parker.
This is a wine that collectors and avid consumers alike should be seeking out from the 2011 vintage.
"Once again proprietor Alfred Tesseron has produced a wine of first-growth potential. One of the superstars of the vintage, Pontet-Canet's 2011 exhibits an opaque purple color and a glorious bouquet of incense, subtle toast and copious quantities of creme de cassis. There is a floral underpinning, decent acidity and ripe tannin to this full-bodied effort. Big, rich, round and generously endowed, it should drink well for 20-25+ years..93-95." Robert Parker, the Wine Advocate 4/12.