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2022 Chateau Pontet-Canet (3L)

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SKU: SK3553742-3000
What a finish on this Pontet-Canet. So much energy and brightness. It's full-bodied yet so tight and focused with superb fruit and transparency. It is racy and fine with super fine texture. It's like crushed cabernet sauvignon with cassis, tobacco and cigar box. Licorice and spices. Freshness of the seed. 57% cabernet sauvignon, 35% merlot, 4% cabernet franc, and 4% petit verdot. ~ (100) James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com 4-19-2023

~ (97) Antonio Galloni , Vinous 5-9-2023

The 2022 Château Pontet-Canet is brilliant and should easily be up with the crème de la crème from the Médoc. Based on 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, and 4% each of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, it was vinified mostly in concrete (there's a small part in wood), and the aging is in 50% new French oak, 35% in amphora, and the rest in once-used barrels. It has an incredibly pure bouquet of cassis, graphite, lead pencil, and scorched earth. This carries to a full-bodied Pauillac with a deep, layered mid-palate, building tannins, and a great finish. It has the purity, richness, and structure that makes this vintage so compelling and is going to be drinkable with just 4-6 years of bottle age but have an incredibly long life. ~ (99) Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com 5-10-2023

~ (96) Neal Martin, Vinous 5-15-2023

Deep crimson to the rim. Subtle, scented nose. Crunchy tannins but wrapped in generous fruit. Concentrated, punchy, powerful but refined tannins. Tight, firm finish. Bit of a glow but enough freshness to provide balance. Needs to gel but clear potential. ~ (17.5) James Lawther, JancisRobinson.com 5-8-2023
SKU: SK3553742-3000
COUNTRY : France
REGION : Bordeaux
PRODUCER : Chateau Pontet-Canet
FORMAT : 3000ml

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