Ch Pontet Canet 2021
€ 105.15/ Per fles min. 12 flessen
Robert Parker – The Wine Advocate – 91-93/100
Offering up wild, exotic aromas of blackberries, cloves and Indian spices mingled with notions of rose petal, bruised orchard fruit and cherry pit that evolve rapidly in the glass, the 2021 Pontet-Canet is medium to full-bodied, ample and fleshy, with a layered mid-palate and refined tannins that assert themselves on the firm, saline finish. Always one of the Médoc’s most singular, idiosyncratic wines, it will be interesting to see how it performs in bottle.
Vinous – Antonio Galloni – 93-95/100
The 2021 is the most classically Pauillac Pontet-Canet I have tasted in
modern times. Medium in body, with striking aromatic presence, the 2021
screams with character. Grilled herbs, incense, leather, lavender and plum
open with a bit of coaxing, all framed by beams of tannin and bright,
salivating acids that give the wine shape and real sense of direction.
There’s a bit more Petit Verdot in this year’s blend, and that comes
through in the wine’s intensely savory profile. Aging is 50% in new wood,
35% in amphora and 15% in one year-old barrels. The 2021 was impressive
all three times I tasted it.