Pontet Canet 2010

Cult Wines Price: £1,520.00 / 12x75cl
Cult Wines Price: £825.00 / 6x75cl
Chateau Pontet Canet, Pontet Canet, 2010

Tasting Notes Pontet Canet 2010

100

An absolutely amazing wine, from grapes harvested between the end of September and October 17, this blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot has close to 15% natural alcohol. It comes from one of the few biodynamic vineyards in Bordeaux, but you are likely to see many more, given the success that Tesseron seems to be having at all levels, both in his vineyards and in his fermentation/winemaking. An astounding, compelling wine with the classic Pauillac nose more often associated with its cross-street neighbor, Mouton-Rothschild, creme de cassis, there are also some violets and other assorted floral notes. The wine has off-the-charts massiveness and intensity but never comes across as heavy, overbearing or astringent. The freshness, laser-like precision, and full-bodied, massive richness and extract are simply remarkable to behold and experience. It is very easy, to become jaded tasting such great wines from a great vintage, but it is really a privilege to taste something as amazing as this. Unfortunately, it needs a good decade of cellaring, and that's assuming it doesn't close down over the next few years. This is a 50- to 75-year wine from one of the half-dozen or so most compulsive and obsessive proprietors in all of Bordeaux. Is there anything that proprietor Alfred Tesseron is not doing right? Talk about an estate that is on top of its game! Pontet-Canet's 2010 is a more structured, tannic and restrained version of their most recent perfect wine, the 2009. Kudos to Pontet-Canet!

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #194 May 2011
100

The aromas to this are incredible with blueberry, minerals, dried flowers, and stones. It goes to dried meat and spices. Full body and incredibly integrated with blackberry, licorice, and minerals. There's a wonderful purity to this. It goes on for minutes. The quality of tannins is amazing. Seamless. There's an amazing transparency that shows you all the elements of the wine's unique terrior. Try after 2018.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com, November 14th 2013
95

Bottled in late July, the Pontet Canet has a very fragrant nose, with a touch more fruit intensity that its peers: raspberry, wild strawberry, a touch of cedar and pencil lead. It is very well defined, less flamboyant than the 2009, more a bouquet of precision and etiquette. The palate is medium-bodied with a tightly coiled, peppery entry. There is real density to this Pontet Canet: powerful, a little introverted, but very focused towards the structured finish. This will certainly be a long-term wine, the finish very long and so elegant. I actually prefer this stylistically to the 2009...but whatever rocks your boat. Gorgeous and classy. Tasted November 2012.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal Mar 2013

Pontet Canet Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Pontet Canet 2017 Chateau Pontet Canet £918.00 12x75cl
Pontet Canet 2016 Chateau Pontet Canet £1,068.00 12x75cl
Pontet Canet 2016 Chateau Pontet Canet £615.00 6x75cl
Pontet Canet 2015 Chateau Pontet Canet £875.00 12x75cl
Pontet Canet 2014 Chateau Pontet Canet £673.00 12x75cl
Pontet Canet 2013 Chateau Pontet Canet £580.00 12x75cl
Pontet Canet 2013 Chateau Pontet Canet £300.00 6x75cl
Pontet Canet 2012 Chateau Pontet Canet £625.00 12x75cl
Pontet Canet 2012 Chateau Pontet Canet £630.00 6x150cl
Pontet Canet 2011 Chateau Pontet Canet £600.00 12x75cl
Pontet Canet 2010 Chateau Pontet Canet £1,520.00 12x75cl
Pontet Canet 2010 Chateau Pontet Canet £825.00 6x75cl
Pontet Canet 2009 Chateau Pontet Canet £1,600.00 12x75cl
Pontet Canet 2008 Chateau Pontet Canet £750.00 12x75cl
Pontet Canet 2007 Chateau Pontet Canet £615.00 12x75cl
Pontet Canet 2006 Chateau Pontet Canet £717.00 12x75cl
Pontet Canet 2005 Chateau Pontet Canet £1,200.00 12x75cl
Pontet Canet 2005 Chateau Pontet Canet £176.00 2x75cl
Pontet Canet 2005 Chateau Pontet Canet £530.00 6x75cl
Pontet Canet 2004 Chateau Pontet Canet £638.00 12x75cl
Pontet Canet 2003 Chateau Pontet Canet £900.00 12x75cl
Pontet Canet 2003 Chateau Pontet Canet £525.00 7x75cl
Pontet Canet 2003 Chateau Pontet Canet £225.00 3x75cl
Pontet Canet 2002 Chateau Pontet Canet £635.00 12x75cl
Pontet Canet 2001 Chateau Pontet Canet £732.00 12x75cl
Pontet Canet 2000 Chateau Pontet Canet £940.00 12x75cl
Pontet Canet 2000 Chateau Pontet Canet £475.00 6x75cl
Pontet Canet 1999 Chateau Pontet Canet £794.00 12x75cl
Pontet Canet 1998 Chateau Pontet Canet £680.00 12x75cl
Pontet Canet 1997 Chateau Pontet Canet £636.00 12x75cl
Pontet Canet 1996 Chateau Pontet Canet £850.00 12x75cl
Pontet Canet 1995 Chateau Pontet Canet £823.00 12x75cl
Pontet Canet 1990 Chateau Pontet Canet £1,080.00 12x75cl
Pontet Canet 1989 Chateau Pontet Canet £850.00 12x75cl
Pontet Canet 1986 Chateau Pontet Canet £840.00 12x75cl
Pontet Canet 1982 Chateau Pontet Canet £1,603.00 12x75cl