2008 Chateau Pontet-Canet

Year: 2008
Appellation: Pauillac
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 90-93
Wine Advocate: 96
Vinous Media: 94
Jeff Leve: 95
Red Wine
Price :
$99.95
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LAST CALL!!

"Very dark and brilliant in color, showing wonderful pure fruit, with crushed blackberry, currant and fresh-cut flowers. Full-bodied, with ultrafine tannins and a long, crisp, fruity finish. This offers impressive finesse and length." (WS)

"2008: A candidate for the wine of the vintage, Pontet Canet’s 2008 boasts an opaque purple color as well as copious aromas of sweet blueberries, blackberries and black currant fruit intertwined with lead pencil shavings, subtle barbecue smoke and a hint of forest floor. Full-bodied, with fabulous richness, texture and tremendous freshness, this first-growth-like effort is more developed than the uber-powerful 2010. Give it 5-8 years of cellaring and drink it over the following three decades. Bravo!" (WA)

"Deep ruby-red. Knockout nose combines black cherry, lavender, potpourri spices and graphite minerality; high-toned and slightly liqueur-like. Then dense, seamless and vibrant in the mouth, with firm acidity giving outstanding energy to the dark fruit, floral and mineral flavors. Really spreads out on the back end and stays a while. Brilliantly delineated, complex wine with superb cut and penetration." (IWC)

"2008 Pontet Canet is another winner from Alfred Tesseron, who has been making better wine every year since the 1994 vintage. Black fruit paired with spice, licorice, earth and toasty oak introduce your senses to the wine. This powerful, full bodied, cassis and blackberry jam filled wine is fresh, fat and concentrated, ending in a wave in chocolate covered, dark berries. 95 Pts" (JL)

Winery Notes:
Very intense colour. On the nose, both refined and complex, it is dominated by an expressive fruit of great purity. On the palate, the tannins have great amplitude characterised by finesse and a rare precision. The vibrant quality of this wine gives it an all together other emotional dimension.

It’s a wine whereby the terroir of Pontet-Canet is totally left sublime!

Grape varieties :
Cabernet Sauvignon 65%, Merlot 30%, Cabernet Franc 4%, Petit-Verdot 1%