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2008 Château Pontet-Canet

Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased from a private collector

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RATINGS

96Robert M. Parker Jr.

...copious aromas of sweet blueberries, blackberries and black currant fruit intertwined with lead pencil shavings, subtle barbecue smoke and a hint of forest floor. Full-bodied, with fabulous richness, texture and tremendous freshness...

96Jeb Dunnuck

...concentrated, deep, powerful style. Beautiful dark fruits, graphite, obvious minerality, and classic Pauillac lead pencil notes...full-bodied, and pure...

95Wine Enthusiast

Smooth, with dense tannins hidden behind the ripe, pure fruit...shows class and an impeccable balance of fruit and tannin. Rich as well as structured...a beautiful wine.

94Stephen Tanzer

..high-toned and slightly liqueur-like. Then dense, seamless and vibrant in the mouth, with firm acidity giving outstanding energy to the dark fruit, floral and mineral flavors. Really spreads out on the back end and stays a while..

92Wine Spectator

Quite dense, but pure and fresh, with the core of fig, damson plum and mulled cherry fruit already well-defined and the back end of rounded loam and roasted cedar grip fully integrated. The finish is long and powerful.

92Vinous / IWC

...plenty of black fruit on the nose laced with graphite...medium-bodied...clearly well balanced with a surfeit of freshness on the slightly herbaceous finish.

16Jancis Robinson

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.”