Château Pontet-Canet 2009: 100/100 Robert Parker

So much has been written and said about the gigantic leap in quality Château Pontet-Canet has made under the reign of proprietor Alfred Tesseron. Its vineyards, on the plateau of Pauillac adjacent to Château Mouton-Rothschild, have been farmed bio-dynamically since 2004 and are producing more elegant, structured and age-worthy wines than ever before.

The quality of the 2009 vintage in Bordeaux is considered as one of the best since the mythical vintages of 1982, 1990, 2000 and 2005 and nowhere was the quality higher than at Château Pontet-Canet:

Robert Parker (100/100): "Deep garnet colored, the 2009 Pontet-Canet is a little shut down to begin, but with coaxing this baby is soon firing on all cylinders with a full-throttle nose of chocolate-covered cherries, crème de cassis, boysenberries and spice cake plus tons of kirsch and cranberry sauce sparks and a beautiful undercurrent of emerging tertiary characters: cigar box, sandalwood, chargrill, truffles and cast iron pan. Full-bodied, rich, multilayered and completely seductive, the palate is charged with incredible energy, with a firm backbone of velvety tannins and seamless freshness providing solid grounding and promising a very long life ahead. It finishes with an incredible display of epically long-lasting flavor fireworks. Wow! (Drink from 2021-2065)"