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2016 Château Pontet-Canet

ITEM 8576186 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
2 $135
Item Sold Amount Date
I8651015 1 $145 Jan 22, 2023
I8617159 1 $135 Jan 1, 2023
I8610332 1 $135 Jan 1, 2023
I8600462 2 $140 Dec 25, 2022
I8588417 2 $130 Dec 18, 2022
I8549002 1 $135 Nov 27, 2022
I8516116 5 $145 Nov 6, 2022
I8386206 2 $130 Aug 14, 2022
I8373272 2 $130 Aug 7, 2022
I8350628 8 $130 Jul 31, 2022
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RATINGS

99Vinous / IWC

...Powerful, ample and racy in the glass... Savory, high-toned aromatics and brisk mineral notes lend energy and delineation as this vivid wonderfully alive wine opens up in the glass. The flavors are dark and incisive, but it is the wine's total sense of harmony that is most compelling...

98The Wine Advocate

...Deep garnet-purple colored, it opens with opulent scents of plum preserves, spice cake, hoisin and crème de cassis with fragrant wafts of potpourri, wood smoke and rose hip tea. Medium to full-bodied, rich and decadent, with loads of spicy layers, it has a firm, velvety texture with great freshness and incredible depth, finishing very long and on a compelling mineral note....

98+ Jeb Dunnuck

Reminding me of the 2010 and, I suspect, a wine that will merit a triple-digit rating...

95Wine Spectator

This is sappy and rich in feel... The long finish drips with sweet tobacco and anise notes, while a brambly layer courses underneath. The vivacious finish kicks into second gear as the fruit and grip come together.

17.5Jancis Robinson

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.”