Monday, April 29, 2024

LeDomduVin: Château Pontet Canet Pauillac 2010

Château Pontet Canet Pauillac 2010

Pontet Canet has always been one of my go-to wines — a classic Pauillac!

I first visited Pontet Canet in the late 1990s and every year during the En Primeurs between 2002 and 2007. It has always been a pleasure to see Mr. Alfred Tesseron and his niece Melanie (who joined in 2005).

Unfortunately, I never had the chance to return to the chateau after that, but I never stopped buying, selling, opening, tasting, and serving its wines.

I look forward to revisiting Pontet Canet during one of my upcoming trips to my hometown of Bordeaux. See what changes Justine Tesseron, Alfred's daughter and the General Director of the Chateau since 2015, and her brother Noé have made since then.

I have opened quite a few Pontet Canet 2010 these past 2 years, and I like this wine.

I opened these 2 bottles this weekend, and they show delightfully.

Château Pontet Canet Pauillac 2010

In the glass, it displays a clean, clear, and attractive grenat color of medium intensity. The nose is very expressive and gains complexity as you swirl the wine. It boasts dark fruits, cassis and blackberries, violet, licorice, and mocha, mingling with floral, spicy, peppery, earthy notes and slightly toasted, oaky nuances. The palate is fruity, generous, ample, textured, and dark and expands quite nicely toward the long, earthy finish.

I enjoyed it a lot but felt it was still a bit young and angular, a little edgy. I would have loved for it to be more homogenous and integrated. The acidity brings good freshness to the dark fruits and the earthiness of the finish.

Yet, although the tannins are fine, they seem a bit astringent and may need some time to mellow down. I highly recommend decanting it for about an hour before serving it.

Besides being a Classic Pauillac, Pontet Canet is a great value for money. Classified as a Fifth growth in 1855, it produces gorgeous wines that often rival Second growths and outrank its peers.

Cheers! Santé!


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