2011 Chateau Pontet-Canet Pauillac
2011 Chateau Pontet-Canet Pauillac bv3734
$289.99 price per bottle
Lovely deep colour to this, clearly from ripe grapes rather than any extraction process as well. The nose is reticent to start but once it emerges it seriously impresses, rich balsam and dark cherry laden. The palate is very pure and fine, again that lovely rich cherry fruit is here and it is followed by a beautiful clean acidity, it develops further in the mouth and has excellent length. The has real breeding and class, very fine tannins, but serious structure that indicates its long term potential is there behind it all. A contender for the most harmonious wine of the week and we suspect it will age amazingly well.