- Drue:3% Cabernet Franc, 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot
Chateau Pontet-Canet 5. Cru. 2016
Pontet-Canet er en lille perle fra mægtige Pauillac. Et slot som "kun" er 5. Cru. Men som helt sikkert vil blive opgraderet i den helt tunge ende!
98 points DecanterThe 2016 is a vintage that shows off the best of Pontet, and is similar in feel to their 2010. Gorgeously rich right from the first nose, it opens stunningly in the glass, showing waves of tight black fruits, touches of redcurrant, liquorice and aniseed, fine tannins and mouthwatering salinity. It manages to remain balanced without losing the punch and concentration of Pauillac, rising up through the palate. It's hard not to fall in love with this wine, and it will clearly age with grace and ease. Bottled in July 2018.
98 points Robert ParkerThe blend of the 2016 Pontet-Canet is 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. Around 55% of the wine was aged in new French oak barrels, 15% in two-year-old barrels and 35% in cement amphorae for 16 months. Deep garnet-purple colored, it opens with opulent scents of plum preserves, spice cake, hoisin and crème de cassis with fragrant wafts of potpourri, wood smoke and rose hip tea. Medium to full-bodied, rich and decadent, with loads of spicy layers, it has a firm, velvety texture with great freshness and incredible depth, finishing very long and on a compelling mineral note.
97 points Wine Enthusiast
99 points Vinous96-99
99 points James Suckling98-99