Ideally positioned right opposite Mouton Rothschild in Pauillac and following biodynamic practice, this 5ème cru classé is one of the new great wines from Bordeaux and has garnered a lot of attention.
Aged for up to 18 months in oak barrels. Fragrant and full bodied with blackcurrants and hint of tobacco, dry leaves and leather. Chunky tannins and very smooth texture overall.
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! Drink 2016-2046.- 96 pts Robert Parker, Wine Advocate