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Red Bordeaux - 2001 - Pontet Canet

In-Bond and OWC

QtyUnitSizeCase SizePriceReserve
1Case75cl12£920

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Tasting Notes

Rating

89

Release Price

$25 - 27

Drink Date

2007 - 2017

Reviewed by

Robert M. Parker, Jr.

Issue Date

30th Jun 2004

Source

153, The Wine Advocate

One of the great estates of the Medoc, Pontet-Canet has enjoyed increasing attention as well as a draconian selection process by owner Albert Tesseron ever since his breakthrough vintage of 1994. The 2001 does not possess the power of the 2000 or the huge 2003, but it is still a very fine albeit tannic, lighter wine. A blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, and small percentages of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, it was produced from modest yields of 37 hectoliters per hectare. Revealing classic cassis aromas, medium to full body, a firm structure with plenty of finesse, a closed personality, and dominant as well as intrusive tannin, it should age well for 12-20 years, but patience will be required. Certainly the concentration appears up to the level of the tannin. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2017.