Chateau Pontet Canet Pauillac Cinquieme Cru – 2009

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Region

France > Bordeaux > Médoc > Pauillac

Producer

Chateau Pontet Canet

Type

Red

Grape

Bordeaux Blend Red

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Vineyard

Chateau Pontet Canet

Producer

Chateau Pontet Canet

Appellation

Pauillac

Designation

AOP

Classification

Cinquieme Cru

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Tasting notes

Robert Parker
Tasted: 28/09/2017
Drink: 2020-2060


Tasted blind as a vintage comparison at the Valandraud vertical, the 2009 Pontet-Canet is a wine that I have tasted several times throughout the year. Here, it is clearly bestowed a very powerful and intense bouquet with raspberry jam, boysenberry, graphite and cold, wet limestone aromas - very well defined and focused, the oak seamlessly integrated. The palate is...

...medium-bodied with fine tannin, crisp acidity, in a funny way more like a 2010 towards the finish thanks to its structure. It still feels quite backward and with much more to give, a sense of coiled up energy conveyed upon the extremely persistent finish. It remains a deeply impressive Pauillac with decades ahead of it. Tasted December 2016.


Robert Parker
Tasted: 01/02/2012
Drink: 2025-2075


An amazing wine in every sense, this classic, full-bodied Pauillac is the quintessential Pontet Canet from proprietor Alfred Tesseron, who continues to reduce yields and farms his vineyards biodynamically - a rarity in Bordeaux. Black as a moonless night, the 2009 Pontet Canet offers up notes of incense, graphite, smoke, licorice, creme de cassis and blackberries. A wine of...

...irrefutable purity, laser-like precision, colossal weight and richness, and sensational freshness, this is a tour de force in winemaking that is capable of lasting 50 or more years. The tannins are elevated, but they are sweet and beautifully integrated as are the acidity, wood and alcohol (which must be in excess of 14%). This vineyard, which is situated on the high plateau of Pauillac adjacent to Mouton Rothschild, appears to have done everything perfectly in 2009. This cuvee should shut down in the cellar and re-open in a decade or more. Anticipated maturity: 2025-2075.


Vinous
Tasted: 07/01/2012
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Author: Stephen Tanzer


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Robert Parker
Tasted: 01/04/2010
Drink: 2020-2095


It's no surprise that proprietor Alfred Tesseron has produced a possibly perfect 2009. He's been on a roll since 1994, and no other producer has done more work in the vineyard than Tesseron, who has moved to 100% bio-dynamic farming, reduced yields drastically, and instituted a draconian selection process. This vineyard, which sits on the high plateau of Pauillac adjacent to...

...Mouton Rothschild, has produced a 2009 of extraordinary intensity and purity. It is outrageously concentrated, with silky tannin (the sweetest I have ever tasted in a Pontet-Canet as well as the highest measured), an opaque purple color, and copious notes of graphite, cassis, licorice, and subtle smoke and forest floor. Full-bodied and unctuously textured with striking purity and definition, it is a wine of colossal weight as well as elegance (in itself a poster boy for this paradox in 2009). This brilliant Pauillac requires a decade of cellaring despite its voluptuous texture. It should evolve for 50-75 years. (Tasted four times.)


JancisRobinson.com
Tasted: 17/01/2013
Drink: 2018-2030


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Area under vines: 80 hectares
Soils: Gravel and sand
Average age of the vines: 45 years
Planting density: 9500 vines/ha
Production: 20 000 cases a year
Ageing: in 60% new oak barrels for 16 months
Grape varieties:
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 62%
  • Merlot 32%
  • Cabernet Franc 4%
  • Petit Verdot 2%

Second wine: Les Hauts de Pontet-Canet
  • Grape varieties:
    • Cabernet Sauvignon 53%
    • Merlot 46%
    • Cabernet Franc 1%

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    Chateau Pontet Canet

    Address

    Chateau Pontet Canet, Route Des Carruades, Pauillac, Gironde, France

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