Bordeaux Prestige: 2010 Pontet Canet, Pauillac

Our “Bordeaux Prestige” posts highlight the most famous Bordeaux estates.

Pontet Canet is one of ten wines this year to receive a potentially perfect score from Robert Parker (96-100). The estate is the first of the 1855 classified growths to achieve biodynamic certification.

Owned by Alfred Tesseron, this 81 hectare estate sits on gravel, clay and limestone soils and takes a traditional approach to farming.

[quote]We work our land like they used to in the past. We stand on ceremony, we plough, we remove the earth from the base of the vines, we attach the grafts, we earth back up behind… really in the old way. Moreover, to stop the soil from becoming compacted, Pontet Cantet is currently conducting trials with horses. It is a fairly technical trial as it has been a few generations since man has known how to work with horses in such a way. We have therefore had to create equipment, and all of this with the same respect that we have at Pontet Canet in everything that we do. – Alfred Tesseron[/quote]

Roger Bohmrich on 2010 Pontet Canet

Our Managing Director, Roger Bohmrich, tasted the 2010 Pontet Canet during Primeur week in April 2011.

[quote]Their 2010 barrel sample was opaque black plum-purple, incredibly rich and dense to the nose with muted blackberry, black plum and boysenberry. The wine exhibits fabulous concentration and a rigid, muscular frame, with restrained ripe, rich fruit qualities. The 2010 is a large-scaled, powerful wine which joins the series of consistently outstanding examples made at this property in recent vintages. – Roger Bohmrich[/quote]

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