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2018 Château Pontet-Canet

Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit

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98The Wine Advocate

...perfume of raspberry pie, blackcurrant pastilles, rose oil and Chinese five, seductive, full-bodied palate is a hedonist's dream, delivering layer-upon-layer of black and red berry preserves with loads of fragrant accents, a beautifully firm yet plush texture and tons of freshness, finishing long with a whole firework display of exotic spices.

98Vinous / IWC

...possesses off the charts richness, phenomenal balance and head-spinning intensity. Crushed red berries, flowers, mint, cedar and rose petal saturate the palate in a Pauillac of breath-taking richness...silkiest of tannins frame the phenomenally pure, long finish.

98James Suckling

...complex nose of blueberries, elderberries, dried fruit, spice and dark chocolate...full-bodied with a harmonious, balanced texture...tannins are still firm and powerful, but there’s balance and finesse to the whole thing...long and energetic.

98Wine Enthusiast

...combines the richness of the vintage with a sophisticated structure of smoky tannins and spicy wood...powerful structure and ripe, vibrant black-currant fruits.

97+ Jeb Dunnuck

...loads of blue and black fruits, damp earth, tobacco, candied violets, and graphite-laced aromas and flavors. With full-bodied richness, serious mid-palate depth, and building tannins...

16.5+ Jancis Robinson

Savoury, almost oily, note on the nose. Then very broad, sweet and opulent on the palate with a note of dill... Leathery finish.


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.”