Once again, the chateau transcends the vintage and delivers a 2012 of remarkable purity and energy.
Its definition and brilliance are absolutely fantastic, with a brightness of fruit and finesse of tannin which takes it to the summit. Another landmark.
Pontet-Canet matured almost a third of the 2012 harvest in amphorae.
Red fruits dominate the nose with a rather perfumed edge to the fruit almost masking the notes of violets.
Redcurrant and violet character.
The palate is full of spice and opulent fruit; like black cherry and cassis.
It is beautifully balanced, the ripe tannins are well integrated and it has bracing acidity.
It is an elegant style of red wine that will be impressive for a good few more years to come.