Château Pontet-Canet 2020, Pauillac, Grand Cru Classé 

Château Pontet-Canet 2020, Pauillac, Grand Cru Classé 

On the nose, fruity, elegant, aromatic, precise and offers delicacy, concentration, complexity, delicate freshness, richness (but well-balanced, slightly tight/offering a rather contained richness). It reveals notes of bright blackberry, fresh/juicy blackcurrant and subtle notes of pulpy strawberry combined with hints of violet, lily/iris as well as touches of tonka bean, fresh flowers, a nice element of gravel, pulpy/chunky berries, hints of camphor, tea, an imperceptible hint of saffron, sweet spices and pepper (in the background). On the palate, nicely juicy/fresh, well balanced, frank (in the attack), dynamic and offers a nice roundness, a nice structure, density/fattiness but freshness , depth, carried precision/fine structre. The wine expresses notes of pulpy/fresh blackcurrant, fleshy/fresh blackberries and subtle notes of pulpy raspberry associated with small touches of blueberry, lily, graphite/wet stone, cardamom, a nice touch of gravel as well as hints of pulpy/fresh/acidic blueberries, delicate floral hints, discreet hints of fresh hazelnut, tonka bean, a subtle hint of cardamom, black tea, an imperceptible hint of roasted hazelnut, bergamot and mocha. Good length. The tannins are massive, elegant, smooth and relatively polished. Good length and palatability. A small hint of pleasant bitterness on the finish.


Note (Score): 17.75/20

Note (Score): 95-96/100

Date de dégustation (Tasting date): 05/2021

Dégustateur (Wine Critic): Choukroun Chicheportiche Jonathan

Type d'agriculture (Agriculture): Agriculture Raisonnée (Sustainable Agriculture)

Type (Kind): Rouge (Red)

Format dégusté (Tasted bottle size): Bouteille (Bottle)

En Primeur (EnPrimeur): Oui (Yes)

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