Chateau Pontet-Canet 2017 Pauillac, Bordeaux
There is certainly power here. Mouth-filling power. The pedigree is obvious--the estate has been offering celebrated wines of late--yet I would advise our customers to put this in the cellar for awhile to bring out its potential. Sure, drink one now--preferably with red meat--and see for yourself whether you want to buy more for the near future, or further down the line.
"96 Points. 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!"--RobertParker.com