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  • Year: 2010
100 Points
Robert Parker The Wine Advocate
"An absolutely amazing wine, from grapes harvested between the end of September and October 17, this blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot has close to 15% natural alcohol. It comes from one of the few biodynamic vineyards in Bordeaux, but you are likely to see many more, given the success that Tesseron seems to be having at all levels, both in his vineyards and in his fermentation/winemaking. An astounding, compelling wine with the classic Pauillac nose more often associated with its crossstreet neighbor, MoutonRothschild, creme de cassis, there are also some violets and other assorted floral notes. The wine has offthecharts massiveness and intensity but never comes across as heavy, overbearing or astringent. The freshness, laserlike precision, and fullbodied, massive richness and extract are simply remarkable to behold and experience. It is very easy, to become jaded tasting such great wines from a great vintage, but it is really a privilege to taste something as amazing as this. Unfortunately, it needs a good decade of cellaring, and that's assuming it doesn't close down over the next few years. This is a 50 to 75year wine from one of the halfdozen or so most compulsive and obsessive proprietors in all of Bordeaux. Is there anything that proprietor Alfred Tesseron is not doing right? Talk about an estate that is on top of its game! PontetCanet's 2010 is a more structured, tannic and restrained version of their most recent perfect wine, the 2009. Kudos to PontetCanet!"
100 Points
James Suckling
"The aromas to this are incredible with blueberry, minerals, dried flowers, and stones. It goes to dried meat and spices. Full body and incredibly integrated with blackberry, licorice, and minerals. There's a wonderful purity to this. It goes on for minutes. The quality of tannins is amazing. Seamless. There's an amazing transparency that shows you all the elements of the wine's unique terrior. Try after 2018."
98 Points
Wine Enthusiast
"Dense, yes, but this is also a handsome wine that balances complex tannins with pure black currant fruits that shine. This biodynamic wine has a generous, full and rich feel, ripe with just a touch of restraint. The greatness of the wine shows in its purity with a deceptive simplicity that hides the final complex tannins and structure."
97 Points
Wine Spectator
"This is big, broad and powerfully rendered, but remarkably polished and refined at the same time. An enormous core of roasted fig, blackberry and black currant fruit is suavely wrapped with roasted apple wood and sandalwood, while dark espresso, loam and warm paving stone notes drive the finish. Very long, with a great tug of scorched earth at the end. A terrific combination of power and precision. Best from 2020 through 2040."
95 Points
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
"Bright rubyred. Superripe, soildriven aromas of currant, plum, cherry pie, mocha and minerals; almost liqueurlike in its ripeness, in a 1947 way. Then huge, sweet and plush, with great volume and depth to its flavors of cassis, flowers, minerals, game and olive. Finishes with big, ripe, horizontal tannins and great mounting length. This remarkably thick wine is actually a bit youthfully stunted today and should really be cellared for ten years. It should go on for three or four decades in a cool cellar. 95(+?) points "

Chateau Pontet-Canet Grand Cru Classe 2010 750ml

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Chateau Pontet-Canet Grand Cru Classe 2010 750ml

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