2022 | Frankrijk | Bordeaux, Pauillac

Château Pontet-Canet 2022 Pauillac 5e Grand Cru Classé

  • Château Pontet-Canet 2022 Pauillac 5e Grand Cru Classé
  • Château Pontet-Canet 2022 Pauillac 5e Grand Cru Classé
  • Château Pontet-Canet 2022 Pauillac 5e Grand Cru Classé
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•   Scoort beter dan Lafite en Mouton Rothschild!
•   Al sinds 2010 biologisch én biodynamisch gecertificeerd
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‘Brilliant and should easily be up with the crème de la crème from the Médoc’ (Dunnuck)

Mocht u later besluiten deze magnifieke wijn toch niet te drinken (wie kan de verleiding weerstaan?): dit is ook een interessante investeringswijn. Maar liefst drie back vintages van Pontet-Canet (2008, 2010 en 2012) behoorden op het internationale fine wine trading platform Liv-ex tot de TOP 10 meest verhandelde wijnen van kwartaal 1/2023. Met biedprijzen die (ver) boven de oorspronkelijke En Primeur release prijzen liggen, uiteraard.

Verder lezen
  • Smaakprofiel
    Complex, krachtig & vol
  • Druivenras
    Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
  • Land & Regio
    Frankrijk, Bordeaux, Pauillac
127,50
/ prijs per fles
Niet op voorraad
  • 100% proefgarantie
  • Gratis bezorgd vanaf €75
  • Levering binnen 2 tot 3 werkdagen
  • Verzekerd verzonden & zorgvuldig verpakt
Proefnotitie
Specificaties
Awards

"Beter dan de Rothschilds"

Château Pontet-Canet is een rijzende ster in Pauillac. Ondanks zijn Grand Cru Classé status en het feit dat zijn wijngaarden grenzen aan die van het iconische Château Mouton Rothschild stond het halverwege de vorige eeuw eigenlijk bekend als middelmatig château. Maar sinds de familie Tesseron het château in 1975 kocht, steeg de kwaliteit gestaag.

Deze ontwikkeling nam decennia in beslag, waarbij de transitie naar biodynamische wijnbouw de laatste belangrijke stap vormde. Het resultaat is glorieus te noemen. Pontet-Canet wordt door de bekende internationale wijnpers vaak dezelfde score toegekend als de 1e Grand Cru Classés. Hoewel sommige critici bij enkele recente jaargangen moeite hadden met het feit dat die wat minder ‘Pauillac typerend’ (gespierd en met veel lengte) waren en meer richting Saint-Julien (charmanter, zeg maar) gingen. De jaargang 2022 voldoet zeker niet meer aan dat profiel. Master of Wine Lisa Perrotti-Brown schrijft nadrukkelijk: ‘This is Pauillac in all its powerful, energetic glory.’

Het team van Pontet-Canet haalde in het zinderend hete oogstjaar 2022 wederom alles uit de kast om topkwaliteit te maken. Zo sprayde men een flinterdun laagje biologische groene klei over de wijnranken om de druiven te beschermen tegen de sterke zonnestralen. De druiven behouden zo beter hun fraîcheur en hun aromatische complexiteit!

Pontet-Canet 2022 krijgt van de beroemde criticus James Suckling maar liefst (99-100)/100 punten! Dezelfde score als Pauillac 1e GCC Châtea Latour én zelfs hoger dan Mouton en Lafite Rothschild!

Pontet-Canet is officieel een 5e Grand Cru Classé, maar presteert absoluut op het niveau van een 1e Grand Cru Classé. Zónder dat u de prijs van een 1e Grand Cru Classé betaalt. Een bijzonder aanbevelenswaardige wijn!
Blend57% cabernet sauvignon, 35% merlot, 4% cabernet franc, 4% petit verdot
WijnsoortRode Wijn
En PrimeurJa
LandFrankrijk
DruivenrasCabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
RegioBordeaux, Pauillac
SmaakprofielComplex, krachtig & vol
Jaargang2022
Flesinhoud0.75
Alcoholgehalte13,5 %
ClassificatieAOC Pauillac
Op dronk vanaf2028
Op dronk tot2060
Bevat sulfietenSulfieten
AfsluitingKurk
Art.nr.E105563
Awards
  • Château Pontet-Canet 2022 Pauillac 5e Grand Cru Classé
  • Château Pontet-Canet 2022 Pauillac 5e Grand Cru Classé
  • Château Pontet-Canet 2022 Pauillac 5e Grand Cru Classé
  • Château Pontet-Canet 2022 Pauillac 5e Grand Cru Classé
  • Château Pontet-Canet 2022 Pauillac 5e Grand Cru Classé

James Suckling
(99-100)/100 punten

 What a finish on this Pontet-Canet. So much energy and brightness. It's full-bodied yet so tight and focused with superb fruit and transparency. It is racy and fine with super fine texture. It's like crushed cabernet sauvignon with cassis, tobacco and cigar box. Licorice and spices. Freshness of the seed. 57% cabernet sauvignon, 35% merlot, 4% cabernet franc, and 4% petit verdot.

Jeb Dunnuck
(97-99+)/100 punten

The 2022 Château Pontet-Canet is brilliant and should easily be up with the crème de la crème from the Médoc. Based on 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, and 4% each of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, it was vinified mostly in concrete (there's a small part in wood), and the aging is in 50% new French oak, 35% in amphora, and the rest in once-used barrels. It has an incredibly pure bouquet of cassis, graphite, lead pencil, and scorched earth. This carries to a full-bodied Pauillac with a deep, layered mid-palate, building tannins, and a great finish. It has the purity, richness, and structure that makes this vintage so compelling and is going to be drinkable with just 4-6 years of bottle age but have an incredibly long life. 

The Wine Independent (Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW)
(97-99)/100 punten
The 2022 Pontet-Canet is a blend of 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, and 4% Petit Verdot, aging 50% in new oak barrels, 35% in amphoras, and 15% in used barrels. Deep garnet-purple in color, it needs considerable swirling and coaxing to reveal aromas of damp earth, fragrant soil, crushed rocks, and underbrush, giving way to a profound core of blackcurrant cordial, juicy black plums, and fresh blackberries. The full-bodied palate is laden with nuanced black fruits, slowly releasing earthy and mineral-laced flavors, framed by firm, ripe, grainy tannins and seamless freshness, finishing on a lingering fragrant earth note. Talk about tasting the place!
This is Pauillac in all its powerful, energetic glory

Jeff Leve (The Wine Cellar Insider)
(96-98)/100 punten
Deep purple with a blue hue in color, the wine is almost opaque in color. Cassis, flowers, plums, licorice, and tobacco leaf aromas adorn the perfume. It is already clear that with this wine, it is the purity in the fruit that stands out. The palate is equally pure, with its layers of glycerin-filled blackberries, and plums. The wine is lush, as well as refined. The finish meshes concentration with elegance, power with purity, lift and length. The peppery, spicy note, along with the resounding minty-freshness, and a touch of anise in the long, finish is what stands out here. There is no sensation of heat or over ripeness in this wine in the mid-palate or in the finish. The wine blends 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdot.14.7% ABV, pH 3.8. Harvesting took place September 8 - September 28. This is longest harvest and the earliest harvest in the history of the estate. The wine is aging in a combination of 50% new, French oak, and 35% Amphora. Pontet Canet is often a slow starter in barrel.
My score could go higher when the wine is in bottle.

Falstaff
99/100 punten
Deep dark ruby in colour with an opaque core, purple reflections, and subtle brightening on the rim. On the nose, an inviting bouquet with finely nuanced cherry and plum, underpinned by sweet cassis, with subtle fine oak and tobacco nuances. The taut, complex palate has a mineral core with black wild berry fruit notes, it appears very concentrated and tight-knit, possessing an impressive freshness without any trace of opulence, with fine herbal spices and saline notes evident on the lengthy finish. Certain ageing potential.

Decanter
95/100
punten
Vibrant, vivid purple colour in the glass, rich and deep. Smells bright, super fresh and expressive on the nose with freshly-picked blackcurrants and perfumed purple flowers - the Petit Verdot, really standing out. Clean and clear, creamy, powdery and softly chewy on the palate. The texture is lovely, you can tell they haven't over extracted but there’s still clear concentration with a gentle succulence provided by the acidity, cool freshness and appealing mineral touches alongside liquorice, clove, dried herbs and bitter chocolate. Enjoyable and well defined if still a little compact. 3.85pH. 4% Cabernet Franc completes the blend. 15% press wine used. Harvest 8 - 28 September, the earliest and longest ever. 20% lower yields than in 2021. The technical team used a clay sunscreen on the grapes to avoid burning. Tasted twice. 

Jane Anson (Inside Bordeaux)
94/100 punten
Vivid plum colour, violet reflections, chewy tannins from the first moments. Loaded with cassis, blueberry and fresh fig fruits, laced through with rosemary, sage, dried herbs, edges of chamomile and fresh mushroom. Tight in its tannic structure, with smoked earth, cinammo, cardamom and lavender. Mathieu Bessonnet technical director, and the 47th vintage of owner Alfred Tesseron, 50% new oak, 35% amphora, 15% one year old barrels, 55 year average age of the vines. Harvest September 8 to 28, with clay used as sunscreen on the grapes to avoid sunburn, and a selection before harvest to drop any shrivelled berries. 

Jancis Robinson
17,5/20 punten

Deep crimson to the rim. Subtle, scented nose. Crunchy tannins but wrapped in generous fruit. Concentrated, punchy, powerful but refined tannins. Tight, firm finish. Bit of a glow but enough freshness to provide balance. Needs to gel but clear potential. 

Neal Martin (Vinous)
(94-96)/100 punten
The 2022 Pontet Canet has a pure nose with perfumed blackberry and cassis fruit. It takes time to cohere, evolving light pencil lead notes after 8-10 minutes. The palate has a lovely chalky texture on the entry, and a silver bead of acidity. Perhaps, more complexity than the aromatics suggest at the moment. Fine balance, moderate grip, the mineralité coming toward the final third, it fans out with gusto. There is quite a long residual peppery note on the aftertaste that you can feel after 30 seconds. I have not pulled any punches in recent vintages, when stylistically, I felt that it has veered too far away from Pauillac, for my personal taste. But closely examining this 2022, today, it seems safely within the appellation. 

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