Chateau Pontet-Canet 2010
By Christian Eedes, 26 September 2013
Last night, a tasting of Bordeaux from the much vaunted 2010 vintage hosted by Wine Cellar, the Cape Town-based fine wine merchants and cellarers.
Two remarkable wines, the first being newly appointed St-Emilion First Growth Château Angélus, the 2010 rated 98 on the 100-point scale by the influential US critic Robert Parker. With an alcohol by volume of 15.5%, it’s incredibly rich and dense but is in no way listless or hot – the fruit pure and well defined, the acidity fresh. Yours for just R4 150 a bottle from Wine Cellar.
Then, the Pontet-Canet, the Pauillac Fifth Growth, the 2010 rated 100 out of 100 by Parker. Dark fruit, some floral character, some attractive herbaceousness, a subtle maritime note. Sweet-fruited upfront b but balanced by fresh acidity and possessing lovely structure, the tannins firm but fine – a very composed wine. Very difficult to fault so why not give it a perfect score? R3 250 a bottle from Wine Cellar.
For the full list of Bordeaux 2010s available from Wine Cellar, see here.
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