Chateau Pontet Canet 2017 - Case of 6 Bottles (75cl)
Composed of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot, the medium to deep garnet-purple colored 2017 Pontet-Canet gives up beautifully fragrant notes of rosehip tea, lilacs, cinnamon stick, cloves, dried leaves and underbrush with a core of kirsch, raspberry coulis, warm plums and red and black currants plus a waft of pencil shavings. Medium-bodied, the palate is refreshing, minerally and wonderfully elegant with a well-played texture of approachable, plush tannins and a long, fragrant finish. Beautiful. Aging took place in 50% new and 15% in second fill barrels and the remaining 35% in amphorae for 16 months, much of the material for which came from the soil at Pontet-Canet! Drink 2021-2048.
Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon 64%, Merlot 31%, Cabernet Franc 4%, Petit Verdot 1%
Packaging: OWC - 6x750ml
Robert Parker: 96 /100