Chateau Pontet-Canet - 2017 - Pontet-Canet - 750 ml.
Sub Region: Pauillac
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot - Cabernet Franc
Vintage: 2017 - Size: 750 ml. - Type: RedChâteau Pontet-Canet is a wine estate located in the Pauillac region and ranked a fifth growth in the 1855 Bordeaux Classification. The Tesseron family of Cognac fame has owned it since 1975, and under the family's control, quality has risen dramatically, along with auction prices and popularity. Pontet-Canet is Cabernet Sauvignon-dominant, and is full-bodied with a classic tannic structure, providing the potential for long-term cellaring.
Composed of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot, the medium to deep garnet-purple colored 2017 Pontet-Canet gives up beautifully fragrant notes of rosehip tea, lilacs, cinnamon stick, cloves, dried leaves and underbrush with a core of kirsch, raspberry coulis, warm plums and red and black currants plus a waft of pencil shavings. Medium-bodied, the palate is refreshing, minerally and wonderfully elegant with a well-played texture of approachable, plush tannins and a long, fragrant finish. Beautiful. Aging took place in 50% new and 15% in second fill barrels and the remaining 35% in amphorae for 16 months, much of the material for which came from the soil at Pontet-Canet!