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2010 Chateau Pontet-Canet Pauillac

BordeauxRedHighly RecommendInternationalPrivate Cellar

$ 575.00 AUD

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A 100 point masterpiece that comes from one of the few biodynamic vineyards in Bordeaux. An astounding, compelling wine with the classic Pauillac nose more often associated with its cross-street neighbor, Mouton-Rothschild. The wine has off-the-charts massiveness and intensity but never comes across as heavy, overbearing or astringent.

Region - Bordeaux

Type - Red

Year - 2010

Winery - Bordeaux

Grape - Bordeaux Blend

Volume - Standard - 750ml

About the wine

Tasting notes

A very deep garnet color. Whoa—the nose explodes with a vast array of black fruit preserves and savory nuances: plum preserves, blackcurrant cordial, black cherry coulis and licorice with wafts of dried lavender, melted chocolate, charcuterie, black olives, truffles and camphor plus a hint of sandalwood. The full-bodied palate is completely filled with black fruits, exotic spices and earthy nuances with a firm foundation of ripe, grainy tannins and bold freshness, finishing with epic length and depth. So much more expressive and seductive than a lot of 2010s at this stage, and yet it is still incredibly youthful!

Wine descriptors

Big and Rich, Captivating and Complex, Elegant and Fine, For the Cellar, Juicy and Fruity, Smooth and Seductive, Something Special

Fruit aromas & flavour

Cherries, Dark Berries, Plum

Other aromas & flavour

Chocolate, Earth, Florals, Meaty, Minerality, Oak, Spices

Body type

full

Acidity

medium

Food pairings

Pork

Cheese

Pizza

Fish

Red Meat

Pasta

BBQ

Vegetables

Poultry

Shellfish

Oysters

Spicy Foods

Cured Meats

Desserts

The Grape

Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blends are made up of a combination of traditional grapes found in the region of Bordeaux. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc are the dominant varieties used in these blends, but you'll also find Petit Verdot, Malbec, Carménère and other supporting grapes. The firm, structured and tannic Left Bank Bordeaux reds are typically Cabernet Sauvignon dominant, whereas the more juicy, lush and approachable Right Bank Bordeaux reds have Merlot as their primary grape. These wines are some of the world's greatest expressions and have been made to last decades!

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