An unmissable opportunity has just arisen for us to purchase 10 cases (OWC x 12bts) of Alfred Tesseron’s legendary Chateau Pontet Canet 2000. Whether for drinking this year or putting away for another decade this wine is simply a surefire winner and a must-have for anyone interested in putting together a cellar.
Chateau Pontet Canet 2000 (RP 94points)
Direct from the Chateau
10 Cases x 12 only. £995 per case (under Bond)
Wine Advocate #189, June 2010
''Upgraded in score over my original rating, which was several points lower, Alfred Tesseron has done a remarkable job since 1994 with Pontet-Canet, which has been hitting first-growth levels since 2003. But the 2000 also shows exceptionally well. In need of another decade of cellaring, this dense purple wine has a classic nose of incense, charcoal, creme de cassis, and subtle new oak. Full-bodied, powerful, still very tannic, and shockingly backward, this is a big, rich wine that has put on weight and seems to need more time than I originally predicted.’’ Anticipated maturity: 2015-2035+.
Robert M. Parker, Jr. 94+ Points.
Wine Advocate #146, April 2003
''Like its neighbour, Mouton Rothschild, this wine seems to have closed down considerably after bottling. The impressively saturated opaque purple color offers up some promising aromas of black currants, vanilla, truffle, smoke, and mineral. In the mouth, it is full-bodied, powerful, layered, and enticingly textured, but oh, so backward and firm. The finish is long, but this broodingly backward, large-scaled Pontet-Canet will require considerable patience. Does it rival the brilliant 1995 or 1996? I am not sure.'' Anticipated maturity: 2011-2030.
Robert M. Parker, Jr. 92 Points.
Asian Palate, July 2014
''A powerful Pontet-Canet with wonderful concentration and depth with layered dark berry and spicy flavours. Still youthful, this wine is perfect now for those who prefer wines with ripe fruit characters and who appreciate more subtlety. This wine will be at its best in 3-5 years time.'' Tasted in: Bordeaux, France. Maturity: Drink.
Jeannie Cho Lee.
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