Pontet Canet 2012

Current Market Price: £570.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Pontet Canet, Pontet Canet, 2012

Tasting Notes Pontet Canet 2012

95

A wine that makes you want to drink it already. It's stylish with berries, currants, cedar and stone aromas and flavors. Full body, with very integrated tannins and a long, long finish. A small percentage of the wine is now aged in cement vats instead of oak barrels. This touches all the senses. A beauty. Made from biodynamic grapes.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com, November 14th 2013
94-96

What is a primeur report without one of Pauillac’s most dynamic estate? I made the trip through the rain to taste their 2012. A blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot and 30% Merlot, the latter was cropped from 4th October and the Cabernet Sauvignon from 11th October, finishing six days later. The 50% of the crop once aged in new oak and one-year old barrels are now matured in concrete vats whilst 35% of the crop is aged in clay amphora quarried from their own vineyard. There is certainly great purity and terroir expression on the nose: blackberry, briary and background scents of fresh raspberry and cold stone. The definition is very impressive. The palate is interesting – quite different from the previous vintages. I love the tannins here – very fine but lending the Pontet-Canet great backbone It is utterly harmonious but I feel more understated, perhaps more controlled than recent vintages. The finish is much more introspective – a Pauillac politely informing you to go away and wait before bottling before making any judgement! This is a divine Pontet Canet - very succinct. Tasted April 2013.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal May 2013
91-94

A softer, less powerful and less prodigiously endowed Pontet Canet, the 2012 exhibits notes of creme de cassis and new barrique vanillin followed by a medium-bodied, elegant wine with sweeter tannin (and less of it) than is found in the great vintages that immediately precede it. The 2012 is certainly outstanding and, in fact, many readers may prefer it to the blockbuster, out-of-this-world, over-sized 2010, 2009 and 2008. Medium-bodied, pure and expressive, this classic Pauillac should only require 5-6 years of cellaring. It should drink well for two decades thereafter. No one will confuse the 2012 Pontet Canet with the 2008, 2009 or 2010, but proprietor Alfred Tesseron has turned in another high level performance in this more challenging vintage (especially true in the Medoc).

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #206

Pontet Canet Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Pontet Canet 2018 Chateau Pontet Canet POA 12x75cl
Pontet Canet 2018 Chateau Pontet Canet £535.00 6x75cl
Pontet Canet 2017 Chateau Pontet Canet £850.00 12x75cl
Pontet Canet 2017 Chateau Pontet Canet £440.00 6x75cl
Pontet Canet 2016 Chateau Pontet Canet £1,098.00 12x75cl
Pontet Canet 2016 Chateau Pontet Canet £560.00 6x75cl
Pontet Canet 2015 Chateau Pontet Canet £775.00 12x75cl
Pontet Canet 2015 Chateau Pontet Canet £390.00 6x75cl
Pontet Canet 2014 Chateau Pontet Canet £578.00 12x75cl
Pontet Canet 2013 Chateau Pontet Canet £560.00 12x75cl
Pontet Canet 2012 Chateau Pontet Canet £570.00 12x75cl
Pontet Canet 2011 Chateau Pontet Canet £567.00 12x75cl
Pontet Canet 2011 Chateau Pontet Canet £290.00 6x75cl
Pontet Canet 2010 Chateau Pontet Canet £1,550.00 12x75cl
Pontet Canet 2010 Chateau Pontet Canet £831.00 6x75cl
Pontet Canet 2009 Chateau Pontet Canet £1,490.00 12x75cl
Pontet Canet 2008 Chateau Pontet Canet £754.00 12x75cl
Pontet Canet 2007 Chateau Pontet Canet £580.00 12x75cl
Pontet Canet 2006 Chateau Pontet Canet £670.00 12x75cl
Pontet Canet 2005 Chateau Pontet Canet £987.00 12x75cl
Pontet Canet 2004 Chateau Pontet Canet £640.00 12x75cl
Pontet Canet 2003 Chateau Pontet Canet £840.00 12x75cl
Pontet Canet 2002 Chateau Pontet Canet £700.00 12x75cl
Pontet Canet 2001 Chateau Pontet Canet £795.00 12x75cl
Pontet Canet 2000 Chateau Pontet Canet £1,000.00 12x75cl
Pontet Canet 2000 Chateau Pontet Canet £525.00 6x75cl
Pontet Canet 1999 Chateau Pontet Canet £804.00 12x75cl
Pontet Canet 1998 Chateau Pontet Canet £660.00 12x75cl
Pontet Canet 1997 Chateau Pontet Canet £696.00 12x75cl
Pontet Canet 1996 Chateau Pontet Canet £895.00 12x75cl
Pontet Canet 1995 Chateau Pontet Canet £848.00 12x75cl
Pontet Canet 1990 Chateau Pontet Canet £1,080.00 12x75cl
Pontet Canet 1989 Chateau Pontet Canet £792.00 12x75cl
Pontet Canet 1986 Chateau Pontet Canet £1,416.00 12x75cl
Pontet Canet 1982 Chateau Pontet Canet £1,400.00 12x75cl