MAGNUM Chateau Pontet-Canet 2012, Pauillac
5eme Cru Class‚ Pauillac
Robert Parker wrote of this vintage, in the Wine Advocate (30/04/2015):
“This impeccably run, biodynamically farmed estate of Alfred Tesseron goes from strength to strength. The 2012 triumphs once again with its notes of dark plum, blackcurrant, licorice and almost a hint of truffle, its full-bodied, supple tannins, and beautiful, expensive mouthfeel. Complex and deep, this dense ruby/purple-colored wine may not be at the level of the 2009 or 2010, but it is a successful wine in this vintage, and a significant wine in 2012. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2035”
Our recent tastings of this vintage have confirmed that this thoroughbred has remarkable precision, depth and freshness and given the wines’ sheer quality, offers remarkable value.
In Bordeaux each year is unique, with a character unlike any other. As with every child, a wine has two parents: the father terroir; and a mother the vintage. It will have something of each, but the wine will nonetheless be true to itself.
The season began rather late, then unstable weather during flowering gave rise to coulure which reduced the number of grapes produced, especially in the older Merlot parcels.
Finally, sun and dry weather arrived and lasted through the harvest the sign of a great vintage. There has been significant development in the use of horses in the vineyard: we have gone from 7 to 24 hectares that are worked completely tractor-free. We have pared vinification down to the essentials in acknowledgment that, above all, a great wine is made in the vineyard.
This 2012, the product of our commitment to organic and biodynamic vine growing, is certified for both types of viticulture—unique among the Médoc's Great Classed Growths.
Cabernet Sauvignon 65% Merlot 30% Cabernet Franc 5%
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Beef, Game, Strong Cheese
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Chateau Pontet Canet