2009 Pontet Canet - 1.5L

100
RP
$599.00
Availability: In stock
Product ID
45786-1.5-AI
It's no surprise that proprietor Alfred Tesseron has produced a possibly perfect 2009. He's been on a roll since 1994, and no other producer has done more work in the vineyard than Tesseron, who has moved to 100% bio-dynamic farming, reduced yields drastically, and instituted a draconian selection process. This vineyard, which sits on the high plateau of Pauillac adjacent to Mouton Rothschild, has produced a 2009 of extraordinary intensity and purity. It is outrageously concentrated, with silky tannin (the sweetest I have ever tasted in a Pontet-Canet as well as the highest measured), an opaque purple color, and copious notes of graphite, cassis, licorice, and subtle smoke and forest floor. Full-bodied and unctuously textured with striking purity and definition, it is a wine of colossal weight as well as elegance (in itself a poster boy for this paradox in 2009). This brilliant Pauillac requires a decade of cellaring despite its voluptuous texture. It should evolve for 50-75 years. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2095.Robert Parker
More Information
Description It's no surprise that proprietor Alfred Tesseron has produced a possibly perfect 2009. He's been on a roll since 1994, and no other producer has done more work in the vineyard than Tesseron, who has moved to 100% bio-dynamic farming, reduced yields drastically, and instituted a draconian selection process. This vineyard, which sits on the high plateau of Pauillac adjacent to Mouton Rothschild, has produced a 2009 of extraordinary intensity and purity. It is outrageously concentrated, with silky tannin (the sweetest I have ever tasted in a Pontet-Canet as well as the highest measured), an opaque purple color, and copious notes of graphite, cassis, licorice, and subtle smoke and forest floor. Full-bodied and unctuously textured with striking purity and definition, it is a wine of colossal weight as well as elegance (in itself a poster boy for this paradox in 2009). This brilliant Pauillac requires a decade of cellaring despite its voluptuous texture. It should evolve for 50-75 years. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2095.Robert Parker
Product ID 45786-1.5-AI
Availability In Stock
Vintage 2009
Format 1.5L
Color Red
Country France
Producer P.Canet
Rating 100 RP
Region Bordeaux
Type of Wine Bordeaux Red
OWC No
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Write Your Own Review
Only registered users can write reviews. Please Sign in or create an account

You may also be interested in:

Leoville Barton
2011 Leoville Barton - 750 ml
94
VM
$90.00
L'Angelus
1994 L'Angelus - 750 ml
92
WS
$350.00
Leoville Barton
2004 Leoville Barton - 750 ml
92+
RP
$115.00
Lagrange
2010 Lagrange - 750 ml
92-94
RPNM
$79.95