James Suckling: 93-94/100 Punkte ´´A tangy and fruity wine yet one that’s always in reserve. Medium to full body body, fi rm tannins and a fresh fi nish. Lovely energy here. Not the sensational 2015 but outstanding nonetheless.” Decanter: 93/100 Punkte Deeply-scented on the nose, this has well-placed fruit and the impact of a confident St-Émilion, but holds itself back. Attractive, luscious and juicy, this is a success in 2016. A blend this year of 80% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc and 7% Cabernet Sauvignon, aged mainly in new oak but with a portion aged in 500 litre amphorae. Second year of biodynamics at this 17ha property. Bitte beachten Sie die Sonderbedingungen der Subskription in unseren AGB.
Wine Advokate: 95-97/100 Punkte ´´The 2016 Pontet-Canet is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Petit Verdot and 39% Merlot, less Cabernet this year because of the size of the berries. I tasted the wine on two visits to the property around two weeks apart, plus additional tastings at négoçiants. It has an intense bouquet with layers of blackberry, sloes and fresh mint, just a hint of black truffle in the background. It is certainly a little more opulent compared to its peers. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannin, a little spicier than I expected (in a positive sense) with gentle grip in the mouth. It fans out with confidence, a voluminous Pontet-Canet with an extremely persistent aftertaste, and a saline and balsamic finish. This is an extravagant Pauillac for the vintage that will age over many years.´´ Trinkgenuss: 2026 bis 2050 Weinwisser: 19/20 Punkte ´´… (60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot, 34 hl/ha) Dichtes, konzentriertes, komplexes, süsses, opulentes Bouquet, schwarze Kirschen, Pflaumen, Lakritze, Minze. Konzentrierter, üppiger, samtener, vielschichtiger Gaumen mit cremiger, fein muskulöser Struktur, vielfältiger, dunkler, süsser Aromatik, dichter Frucht, viel feinem Tannin, sehr langer, süsser, üppiger Abgang mit vielen Rückaromen.´´ James Suckling: 98-99/100 Punkte ´´Vivid and full of energy with blackberry, currant and salt. Full body, intense and long. Harmony. Purpose. Classicism. The mineral and currant character is all year. A seamless tannin texture. Great wine. You want to drink it now!´´ Antonio Galloni vinous: 96-99/100 Punkte ´´The 2016 Pontet-Canet has been absolutely brilliant on the three occasions I´ve tasted it so far. Exotically ripe, powerful and voluptuous, it brings together the richness of the 2009 with the structure of the 2010. There aren´t too many other 2016s where that is the case, but it is undoubtedly true here. The 2016 is a spectacular wine by any measure, while Pontet-Canet confirms its rarefied place as a true original in Bordeaux. Technical director Jean-Michel Comme added that Cabernet Sauvignon plays a slightly lesser role in the blend because the berries had less juice than normal at harvest. Comme also bumped up the new oak slightly, to 55 percent. The rest of the wine was aged in neutral oak (10 percent) and amphora (35 percent). In a word: Superb. Tasted three times.´´ Wine Enthusiast: 97-99/100 Punkte ´´This wine is so dense and concentrated, with magnificent fruit. The tannins are velvety, but, at the same time, the wine has a dry side that will allow it to age so well. Juicy blackberries and great tannins work in harmony. The estate is in its seventh vintage certified biodynamic.´´ Falstaff: 94-96/100 Punkte ´´Tiefdunkles Rubingranat, opaker Kern, dezente Randaufhellung, reife Herzkirschen, süße Pflaumen, feine Kräuterwürze, ein Hauch von Nougat, facettenreiches Bukett. Saftig, elegante Textur, feine Extraktsüße, eingebundene Tannine, gute Frische, süße Frucht im Abgang, gutes Entwicklungspotenzial.´´ Decanter: 97/100 Punkte ´´This is richly layered with seductively ripe fruit. The quality and texture of the brambled blackberries, cassis and bilberries is striking. There is a sense of lightness and juiciness but also depth and flesh - you can feel the joy of that contrast at every step as the wine stretches out in front of you, hard to resist. 2016 is another vintage where they are up at 95%+ of grand vin, this year aged in 55% new casks, 10% in one year old casks and 35% in amphorae. Feel the effects of biodynamics make Pontet Canet stand out for its energy and lush tannins, even with the concentration of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot.´´ Trinkgenuss: 2027-2050 Bitte beachten Sie die Sonderbedingungen der Subskription in unseren AGB.