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This property has been in the ownership of the Tesseron Family, who also own Château LAFON-ROCHET, for over two decades. They have been responsible for bringing it up to its current level, where it has more than justified its Fifth Growth status. Produced from vineyards planted on some of the best gravel soils of the appellation, at its peak it is exactly what you think of as quintessential Pauillac – big, powerful and dense with supple, well-rounded tannin and an intense fragrance of cassis and cedar. 1989 saw a significant upturn in quality. After the generally poor years between 1991 and 93, really only 97 has been lighter and less impressive. Alfred Tesseron and right hand man Jean-Michel Comme have been champions of non-intervention in the vineyards and the cellar and eschew sate-of-the art technology, but nevertheless are consistently producing top quality wines. Biodynamic since 2004 and certified organic in 2010 has resulted in the current run of vintages showing very impressive results.

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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, Route Des Carruades, Pauillac, Gironde, France
    Type Wine
    Chateau Pontet Canet Pauillac Cinquieme Cru
    Les Hauts de Pontet Canet Pauillac
    Type Wine
    Chateau Pontet Canet Pauillac Cinquieme Cru - 2008
    12x75cl - 2 case(s)
    Chateau Pontet Canet Pauillac Cinquieme Cru - 2009
    12x75cl - 1 case(s)
    Chateau Pontet Canet Pauillac Cinquieme Cru - 2011
    12x75cl - 5 case(s)
    Chateau Pontet Canet Pauillac Cinquieme Cru - 2008
    12x75cl - 2 case(s)
    Chateau Pontet Canet Pauillac Cinquieme Cru - 2008
    12x75cl - 1 case(s)
    Chateau Pontet Canet Pauillac Cinquieme Cru - 2008
    12x75cl - 2 case(s)
    Chateau Pontet Canet Pauillac Cinquieme Cru - 2009
    12x75cl - 2 case(s)
    Les Hauts de Pontet Canet Pauillac - 2010
    12x75cl - 2 case(s)
    Les Hauts de Pontet Canet Pauillac - 2011
    12x75cl - 2 case(s)
    Les Hauts de Pontet Canet Pauillac - 2009
    12x75cl - 2 case(s)
    Chateau Pontet Canet Pauillac Cinquieme Cru - 2004
    12x75cl - 1 case(s)
    Chateau Pontet Canet Pauillac Cinquieme Cru - 2009
    12x75cl - 1 case(s)
    Chateau Pontet Canet Pauillac Cinquieme Cru - 2015
    12x75cl - 5 case(s)
    Chateau Pontet Canet Pauillac Cinquieme Cru - 2014
    6x75cl - 83 case(s)
    Chateau Pontet Canet Pauillac Cinquieme Cru - 2006
    12x75cl - 1 case(s)
    Chateau Pontet Canet Pauillac Cinquieme Cru - 2010
    12x75cl - 1 case(s)
    Chateau Pontet Canet Pauillac Cinquieme Cru - 2005
    12x75cl - 1 case(s)
    Chateau Pontet Canet Pauillac Cinquieme Cru - 2005
    6x75cl - 3 case(s)
    Chateau Pontet Canet Pauillac Cinquieme Cru - 2010
    6x75cl - 2 case(s)
    Chateau Pontet Canet Pauillac Cinquieme Cru - 2012
    12x75cl - 1 case(s)
    Chateau Pontet Canet Pauillac Cinquieme Cru - 2014
    12x75cl - 2 case(s)
    Chateau Pontet Canet Pauillac Cinquieme Cru - 2011
    6x75cl - 1 case(s)
    Chateau Pontet Canet Pauillac Cinquieme Cru - 2009
    12x75cl - 1 case(s)
    Chateau Pontet Canet Pauillac Cinquieme Cru - 2008
    12x75cl - 1 case(s)
    Chateau Pontet Canet Pauillac Cinquieme Cru - 2008
    12x75cl - 1 case(s)
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    Chateau Pontet Canet Pauillac Cinquieme Cru - 2016
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    Chateau Pontet Canet Pauillac Cinquieme Cru - 2009
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    Chateau Pontet Canet Pauillac Cinquieme Cru - 2015
    Chateau Pontet Canet Pauillac Cinquieme Cru - 2005
    Chateau Pontet Canet Pauillac Cinquieme Cru - 2014
    Chateau Pontet Canet Pauillac Cinquieme Cru - 1950
    Chateau Pontet Canet Pauillac Cinquieme Cru - 2003
    Chateau Pontet Canet Pauillac Cinquieme Cru - 2006
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