Chateau Pontet Canet 2014 - Case of 6 Bottles (75cl)
The 2014 Pontet-Canet, now in bottle, was tasted twice during my trip to Bordeaux. It has an attractive bouquet: graphite tinged black fruit, incense and violets, perhaps a little more hedonistic than I envisaged when I tasted it from barrel. The palate is medium-bodied with tensile tannin thanks to the keen line of acidity. I like the precision of this Pontet-Canet. It feels linear and correct, pencil lead notes developing towards the second half, more quintessentially Pauillac than previous vintages, with what you might describe as a classic Pauillac finish that retains the focus that I remarked upon from barrel. Tasted February 2017.
Country/Region: France, Pauillac
Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon 65%, Merlot 30%, Petit Verdot 5%
Packaging: OWC - 6x750ml
Robert Parker: 94/100