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2000 Château Pontet-Canet

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ITEM 8012911 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar; Purchased at retail

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
ricbo8 1 $170 $170
garfi 2 of 3 $170 $340
gegom 0 of 3 $160 $0
alerod 0 of 1 $150 $0
Paris17 0 of 3 $150 $0
3 $150
Item Sold Amount Date
I8056675 1 $165 Jan 2, 2022
I8035856 1 $150 Dec 19, 2021
I8013699 1 $150 Dec 5, 2021
I8012911 3 $170 Nov 28, 2021
I7998095 1 $150 Nov 14, 2021
I7995553 1 $165 Nov 7, 2021
I7987079 1 $175 Oct 31, 2021
I7987078 1 $165 Oct 31, 2021
I7979689 1 $145 Oct 24, 2021
I7973966 1 $140 Oct 10, 2021
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RATINGS

94+ Robert M. Parker Jr.

... classic nose of incense, charcoal, creme de cassis, and subtle new oak. Full-bodied, powerful, still very tannic, and shockingly backward, this is a big, rich wine that has put on weight and seems to need more time..

93Wine Spectator

Extremely pretty aromas of mineral, blackberry, and raspberry. Full-bodied, with well-integrated tannins and a medium finish. Well-crafted red. The best Pontet-Canet ever.

93Stephen Tanzer

...Rich, sexy, silky and full in the mouth, with expressive flavors of black raspberry, game, smoke and truffle. Finishes with strong but suave tannins and excellent length.

17.5Jancis Robinson

Racy and rich with a savoury overlay.

PRODUCER

Château Pontet-Canet

Château Pontet-Canet is a Fifth Growth Bordeaux located in the Pauillac appellation. The estate dates from the early 18th century, when Jean-Francois de Pontet, the governor of Medoc, bought several vineyards in the area. Later his descendants bought parcels in nearby Canet, and by the mid-19th century the combined estate was considered important enough to be included in the historic 1855 classification. Today the estate is owned by the Tesseron family and it includes 200 acres planted mostly to Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The wine’s blend is typically 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc. About 21,000 cases are produced annually.

REGION

France, Bordeaux, Pauillac

Pauillac is Bordeaux’s most famous appellation, thanks to the fact that it is home to three of the region’s fabled first-growth châteaux, Lafite-Rothschild, Mouton-Rothschild and Latour. Perched on the left bank of the Gironde River north of the city of Bordeaux, Pauillac is centered around the commune of Pauillac and includes about 3,000 acres of vineyards. The Bordeaux classification of 1855 named 18 classified growths, including the three above mentioned First Growths. Cabernet Sauvignon is the principal grape grown, followed by Merlot. The soil is mostly sandy gravel mixed with marl and iron. Robert M. Parker Jr. has written that “the textbook Pauillac would tend to have a rich, full-bodied texture, a distinctive bouquet of black currants, licorice and cedary scents, and excellent aging potential.”