Source: Wine Advocate; Published: May 30, 2016 (RP-94)
Tasted at Bordeaux Index’s annual 10-Year On tasting in London. The 2006 Ch?teau Pontet-Canet has an extremely pure, vivacious, perfumed bouquet with crushed violets infusing the blueberry and blackberry fruit. But it is all about the detail and precision in this wine. The palate is medium-bodied with a gentle grip in the mouth: lightly toasted black fruit, dried orange peel, cedar and a pinch of white pepper. This feels very cohesive and poised with just a touch of mint entering right on the finish. What a great wine from Alfred Tesseron and Jean-Michel Comme. Go grab the corkscrew now, but don’t feel that this wine has to be opened for another 5-6 years. Tasted January 2016.
Drink Date: 2018 – 2035
Source: jamessuckling.com. Issue Date: Sunday, June 30, 2013 (JS-93)
This red is now soft and fruity with plum, berry and mineral character. It?s full-bodied with fine tannins and a gorgeous finish. Drink or hold.