Source: jamessuckling.com. Issue Date: Monday, April 9, 2012 (JS-95)
Wow. Minerals, cedar, almost like warm stones in the heat. And then some spice. A wine that?s gorgeous, beautiful to taste now, but you know there?s so much more coming to it. Will be better in three to five years. But it’salready gorgeous ? decant a couple hours in advance.
Source: 231, The Wine Advocate; Issue Date: 30th Jun 2017, (RP-91)
Tasted at BI Wine & Spirits’ 10-Years-On tasting, the 2007 Pontet-Canet has an upfront bouquet with (for the vintage) quite lavish red and black fruit tinged with violet and creme de cassis. The palate is sweet and opulent, displaying impressive concentration and a velvety blueberry and black cherry finish that lingers long in the mouth. You would never ascribe this to the 2007 vintage, a Pontet-Canet determined to overcome the limitations of the growing season. In a sense, it succeeds, yet it must sacrifice some of its Bordeaux typicit? in the process. Tasted February 2017.
Drink Date: 2017 – 2030