Robert Parker 97 | CellarTracker 96 | WineIsuppose 96
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The work that Alfred Tesseron and his winemaking team have done at this estate since 1994 is remarkable. At this fabulous terroir just south of Mouton-Rothschild, Tesseron has made major investments, and instituted incredibly severe selections in both the vineyard and winery. The result is a succession of extraordinary wines.
It is difficult to know whether the 2005 Pontet-Canet will ultimately eclipse the hedonism and density of the flamboyant 2003, but it is unquestionably a stunning effort. Inky/black-colored with a classic Pauillac perfume of licorice, black currant liqueur, graphite, cedar, and spice box, it is full-bodied, with magnificent concentration, formidable tannins, and an Arnold Schwartzenegger-like structure (when he was 25 years younger).
This backward, formidably endowed 2005 will require patience.
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|Region||France | Bordeaux | Pauillac|
|Bottle size||Standard bottle (0,75 liter)|
Bottles in perfect condition: Labels and capsules excellent. Levels into the neck. Stored in fully conditioned cellar.
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