Château Pontet-Canet 2012 : a brilliant Pauillac
A red wine produced in the Pauillac appellation, Château Pontet-Canet is a 5ème cru classé made with biodynamic agriculture. Aged 40 to 45 years on average, the vineyard covers a total area of 81 hectares. It is planted on gravelly soils of the Quaternary. For the 2012 vintage, the ageing of the wine is carried out, for one third of the wine, in amphorae.
The Château Pontet-Canet 2012 reveals itself to be pure and extremely energetic. This brilliant wine gives pride of place to fruits and magnificent tannins.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
This impeccably run, biodynamically farmed estate of Alfred Tesseron goes from strength to strength. The 2012 triumphs once again with its notes of dark plum, blackcurrant, licorice and almost a hint of truffle, its full-bodied, supple tannins, and beautiful, expensive mouthfeel. Complex and deep, this dense ruby/purple-colored wine may not be at the level of the 2009 or 2010, but it is a successful wine in this vintage, and a significant wine in 2012. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2035.