ready-keep2010 Ch. Pontet-Canet, Pauillac

Product: 2010-0750-01-8007342
  • The Wine Advocate
  • Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator
  • Jancis Robinson
  • Ready, but will improve


A few years ago proprietor Alfred Tesseron gave us a blind tasting of four Pauillac wines from the 1996 vintage. They turned out to be Mouton, Latour, Lafite and Pontet-Canet, and the last-named lost virtually nothing by comparison with its lofty peers. I reckon he could repeat the exercise this year with the same results.

This is a monumental wine, seamlessly brilliant on the palate, exuding class on the bouquet. Everything is in such balance and harmony that I feel I should not bother to find the vocabulary to describe it, so I’ll just say it’s very special.  (65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot)
{maturity-text}Ready, but will improve{maturity-text}
[]The Wine Advocate:: 100/100
[]Robert Parker:: 100/100
[]Wine Spectator:: 96-99/100
[]Jancis Robinson:: 17.5/20 {ratings} {***}
Bottle Price 75 cl $1,675.00