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2006 Château Pontet-Canet

Light capsule condition issue; light label condition issue

France Direct
Expected Arrival:
January, 2023
France Direct wines are sourced from individual cellars in France. They ship directly to our Napa warehouse each quarter.

ITEM 8461411 - Removed from a subterranean wine cellar; Purchased from a private collector

Bidder Amount Total
$120
Item Sold Amount Date
I8557236 1 $115 Nov 30, 2022
I8557344 2 $115 Nov 30, 2022
I8545555 1 $120 Nov 27, 2022
I8538896 1 $115 Nov 20, 2022
I8521817 1 $120 Nov 13, 2022
I8523533 3 $125 Nov 10, 2022
I8510842 1 $120 Nov 6, 2022
I8491746 2 $120 Oct 23, 2022
I8485790 1 $125 Oct 16, 2022
I8471601 4 $120 Oct 9, 2022
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RATINGS

95+ Robert M. Parker Jr.

Extraordinarily pure nose of graphite, charcoal, sweet creme de cassis, and a hint of scorched earth. Incredible concentration, stunning richness, and a 60-second finish result in a wine that transcends the vintage...

94Stephen Tanzer

Inky cassis, black raspberry, graphite and pungent minerality on the very ripe nose. Dense, rich and silky, with a brooding inky minerality and an almost liqueur-like dark fruit sweetness leavened by a savory peppery element.

93Wine Spectator

Blackberry, currant and plum tart aromas lead to a full body, with a solid core of fruit, sweet fruit and silky tannins. Generous and round, with lovely richness for the vintage.

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.”