Château Pontet Canet 2000 (RP:94+)

FRR000338A / FRR000340A

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:
66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc 

釀造:
運用小盒子人手收成,於橡木桶或天然混凝土發酵兩至三星期

陳年:
每年使用 60% 新木桶陳年 16 個月,整個釀酒過程長4星期至一整個月,按品試結果來調節。

品酒筆記:
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。

 

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:
66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc

Vinification
Hand harvested using small boxes. Fermentation for 2 to 3 weeks in oak and natural cement.

Ageing:
60% of new barrels per year for 16 months. The whole winemaking lasts for 4 weeks to a month depending on tasting.

Tasting Notes:
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.



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