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This Pauillac estate dates back to 1725 when it was purchased by its namesake, Jean-Francois Pontet. Although classified as 5eme Cru Classe, the Chateau’s 78 hectares of vineyards neighbour those of Mouton Rothschild. The estate is owned by Alfred Tesseron today, who is most famous for his family’s luxury Cognac brand, Cognac Tesseron. Rather unusually, it is one of the few biodynamic vineyards of Bordeaux.
This was one of the best years for Bordeaux wines in decades. The 2005 vintage shows fantastic aromas and a complex, layered palate. The wines are elegant and refined with great ageing potential.
This wine is one of the best Pontet Canet wines, with an exception of the tremendous 2010 vintage. The 2005 vintage produced silky and seamlessly integrated tannins in perfect balance. Ripe and juicy blueberry and blackcurrant with liquorice, graphite, undergrowth and oaky spice are accompanied by a massive body. The wine is still fresh with juicy acidity and an impressive tannin structure. Increasing layers of complexity come through on the finish which is pure and dense.
Cellar for many years still before the wine reaches full maturity.
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