Chateau Pontet Canet Pauillac 2016 - PRESELL
Estimated arrival: Fall
Wine Enthusiast: "A voluptuous wine, this is rich and fruity yet properly balanced by a magnificent structure. Pure, crisp and packed with a black currant flavor, this will be a remarkable wine as it develops. Still young, it needs many years to develop. Don't think about drinking before 2025." May 2019
Robert Parker, Jr's Wine Advocate: "The 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 rosehip 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." Nov 2018
Winery: "The wine has a deep, dark color and a powerful, complex nose, fresh and with a comforting purity. The impressive attack is sustained by a dense, full-bodied and refreshing structure, with succulent and highly precise tannins, leading into a sumptuous finish. A legend! This 2016 has a pedigree and a strength that attain to our idea of perfection."
65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot