Château Pontet Canet 2000 (RP:92) / 2010 (RP:100) / 2011 (RP:93) / 2013 (RP:90-92)

FRR000338A / FRR000340A

Vintage

Château Pontet-Canet 位於 Pauillac 的中心地帶,只是在Mouton Rothschild 和 d'Armailhac 的南面。那裡的土壤是貧脊的石塊,也屬優質葡萄園的典型,那裡的土壤有太多石塊和砂土,很難想像會有甚麼植物可以生長。80公頃(200畝)的葡萄園主要 種植了 Cabernet Sauvignon,也是 Pauillac 酒的旗艦葡萄品種,這種葡萄已經完成適應了 Pauillac 的氣候和土壤,它能出產飽滿酒體、結構明顯、陳年力強,以細致優雅聞名的酒。而為了保持 Medoc區的長久傳統,酒莊也會混入 Merlot 及 Cabernet Franc 以增加順滑和魅力,部分年分也會加進 Petit Verdot 提升複雜度。

Pontet Canet 從來都是 Medoc 的傳奇酒,它擁有像紅寶石色的艷紅色,有時深得像黑色,令人一聞便知的黑果(尤其黑加侖子)、甘草、西梅加上無花果、杉木香氣,有時更有可可。 Pontet Canet 結合力量和典雅,還有在口中的集中力和豐腴。Pontet Canet 的風格頗為發達,絕對是一款經典而單寧結構清楚,有陳年能力的美酒。

產區保護條例:
波爾多 AOC Pauillac

產地:
法國波爾多

葡萄品種:
(2000)Cabernet Sauvignon 66%, Merlot 30%, Cabernet Franc 4%
(2010)Cabernet Sauvignon 60%, Merlot 35%, Cabernet Franc 4%, Petit Verdot 1%

品酒筆記:

(2000)非常深沉的顏色。水果(黑莓、士多啤梨)香氣和木桶(甘草、烘烤)香氣平衡。在口中的味道豐富也軟滑。此酒有清楚結構和很好的餘韻,單寧幼滑。收結不進取,但長久。

(2010)紫色,近乎黑色。此酒有活潑的性格,以紫羅蘭味道為主,加上黑莓、紅醋栗、車厘子等。口感和諧,結構直率,餘韻令人留下深刻印象。緊密精致,這肯定是此酒莊近代的最佳作品。

(2011)透明的紫色,花束從玻璃上躍起,大喊“Pauillac” - 由於它的石墨縫穿過黑色水果。 超過十分鐘,煙草氣味加入了戰鬥,它開發了你可能稱之為“薄荷新鮮”的芳香劑。 口感中等,在入口處仍然低調,可能是由於鼻子的誇張而誇大其詞。 然而,毫無疑問,這是一種精緻,純淨和無縫的Pontet-Canet,其中含有焦糖和雪松,在持久的表面上層層疊疊。

(2013)這款葡萄酒具有濃郁的紫色,以及Pontet-Canet最近展出的經典的焦糖,甘草,摩卡咖啡和濃縮咖啡。 該酒具有中等酒體,具有極佳的純度,均衡和甜美,但含有明顯的單寧。


Château Pontet-Canet is located in the heart of the Pauillac appellation, just south of châteaux Mouton Rothschild and d'Armailhac. It has the poor gravelly soil typical of the greatest vineyards. In fact, the soil has so much gravel and sand that it is difficult to imagine that anything could grow there at all. The 80-hectare (200 acres) estate is predominately planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, the signature variety for the great wines of Pauillac. This demanding grape is perfectly adapted to Pauillac's climate and soil. It produces full-bodied, well-structured, long-lived wines famous for their finesse and elegance. In keeping with a longstanding Médoc tradition, it is blended with Merlot and Cabernet Franc, which add a touch of smoothness and charm. In certain vintages, Petit Verdot can also be counted on to contribute complexity.

Pontet-Canet has always been a legendary Médoc. It is deep ruby-red, crimson, and sometimes almost black colour and has a characteristic bouquet of black fruit (especially blackcurrant), liquorice, and prune as well as fig, cedar, and sometimes cocoa overtones. Pontet-Canet combines power and elegance, as well as concentration and fullness on the palate. Rather sinewy in style, Pontet-Canet is clearly a classical wine with a tannic structure that provides excellent ageing potential.

Appellation:
AOC Pauillac, Bordeaux

Country of Origin:
Bordeaux, France

Grape Varieties :
(2000)Cabernet Sauvignon 66%, Merlot 30%, Cabernet Franc 4%
(2010)Cabernet Sauvignon 60%, Merlot 35%, Cabernet Franc 4%, Petit Verdot 1%

Tasting Notes:

(2000)Very intense colour. On the nose, good balance between the fruit (blackberry, strawberry) and the wood (liquorice, grilled note). In the mouth, the attack is rich but very soft. The wine is characterised by a very good length with an imposing structure composed of soft tannins The finale, which is not aggressive, is very long.

(2010)Purple colour, almost black. The very complex aromas have a vibrant character, dominated by notes of violet, blackberry, red currant and cherry, among others. There's complete harmony in the mouth, with a straightforward structure and impressive length. It is both dense and ethereal. This is surely the greatest Pontet-Canet in modern times.

(2011)Lucid purple in color, the bouquet leaps from the glass and yells "Pauillac" - thanks to its graphite seam interwoven through the black fruit. Over ten minutes, tobacco scents join the fray and it develops what you might call "mint fresh" aromatics. The palate is medium-bodied and remains understated on the entry, perhaps exaggerated by the exuberance of the nose. However, there is no question that this is a refined, pure and seamless Pontet-Canet with crème de cassis and cedar inter-layered on the sustained finish.

(2013)The wine has a dense purple color, and classic creme de cassis, licorice and mocha and espresso roast notes that Pontet-Canet has displayed recently. The wine is medium-bodied, possesses excellent purity, equilibrium and sweet, but noticeable tannin.



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