Chateau Pontet Canet Pauillac 2013
|Region||France, Bordeaux, Pauillac|
|Brand||Chateau Pontet Canet|
This 2013 has to be approached in a spirit of complete innocence. Light in colour, it has a delicate, floral and refined nose, more reminiscent of a great Pinot Noir than of a Pauillac wine. Superbly complex, with an uncommon range of aromas and flavours, it is smooth and lingers very long on the palate. This wine will go far.
Cellar Selection. This wine is so rich, with generous black plum and berry fruits. It has a structure that is full, ripe and that will sustain the fruitiness of the wine over many years. The sensation is of velvet, with some force behind it. This remarkable wine will develop well, over the medium-term and then age for many years. Drink from 2022.
Very distinctive, with red and black currant fruit jumping out, picking up dried anise, violet and savory notes along the way. Very finely beaded acidity carries the finish, which has sneaky length. Atypical for the overt and highly aromatic profile, this has charming purity but remains noticeably shy on depth. Drink now through 2020.