2005 Pontet Canet, 12x750ml

2005 Pontet Canet, 12x750ml

2005 Pontet Canet

Availability: 1-2 weeks

Case size: 12 / Bottle size: 750ml

Duty Status
From £925.00

Critics Score: 96

Publication: Robert Parker, Wine Advocate

Drinking Dates: 2017-2040

The work that Alfred Tesseron and his winemaking team have done at this estate since 1994 is remarkable. At this fabulous terroir just south of Mouton-Rothschild, Tesseron has made major investments, and instituted incredibly severe selections in both the vineyard and winery. The result is a succession of extraordinary wines. It is difficult to know whether the 2005 Pontet-Canet will ultimately eclipse the hedonism and density of the flamboyant 2003, but it is unquestionably a stunning effort. Inky/black-colored with a classic Pauillac perfume of licorice, black currant liqueur, graphite, cedar, and spice box, it is full-bodied, with magnificent concentration, formidable tannins, and an Arnold Schwartzenegger-like structure (when he was 25 years younger). This backward, formidably endowed 2005 will require patience.
2005 Pontet Canet