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2010 Château Pontet-Canet

Removed from a subterranean, temperature and humidity controlled residential cellar

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RATINGS

100Robert M. Parker Jr.

The wine has off-the-charts massiveness & intensity but never comes across as heavy, overbearing or astringent. The freshness, laser-like precision, & full-bodied, massive richness and extract are simply remarkable to behold and experience.

100James Suckling

The aromas to this are incredible with blueberry, minerals, dried flowers, and stones. It goes to dried meat and spices. Full body and incredibly integrated with blackberry, licorice, and minerals. There's a wonderful purity to this.

98+ Jeb Dunnuck

...beautiful notes of cassis, cedarwood, lead pencil shavings, tobacco, and damp earth all developing with air. Deep, beautifully concentrated, full-bodied, and powerful...

97Wine Spectator

This is big, broad and powerfully rendered, but remarkably polished and refined at the same time. An enormous core of roasted fig, blackberry and black currant fruit is suavely wrapped with roasted apple wood and sandalwood,...

95+ Stephen Tanzer

Superripe, soil-driven aromas of currant, plum, cherry pie, mocha and minerals. Then huge, sweet and plush, with great volume and depth to its flavors of cassis, flowers, minerals, game and olive. Finishes with big, ripe...

18Jancis Robinson

Delicious milk chocolate, raspberry, blackcurrant and peppery spice. Actually bears a resemblance to top class Syrah. Opulent, expressive, scented, aromatic and rich – but all within a classic claret structure.

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.”