2017 Chateau Pontet Canet Pauillac Grand Cru

2017 Chateau Pontet Canet Pauillac Grand Cru

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98 Points Parker's Wine Advocate
2017 Chateau Pontet Canet Pauillac Grand Cru
98 Points Parker's Wine Advocate

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En Primeur product: order now for arrival mid 2020. Pontet Canet suffered virtually no frost damage in 2017 (only 1%), and instead benefited from the dry conditions to produce a top vintage from this still-rising star. Made in 50% new oak and 35% new concrete amphoras, along with 15% second fill oak, this wine is more elegant and refined than usual but still backed by that unmistakable Pauillac intensity, scale, and mineral-umami dimension. In style is it beautifully approachable this year, though it will also cellar for the long term. To remove foreign exchange risk for our customers, listed prices are all up final landed cost including GST. Payment is due on invoice/order placement, with delivery in mid 2020.

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$230.00 per bottle



64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot

Its Origins

Château Pontet-Canet is a large Pauillac estate that can trace its origins back to 1725, when Jean-François Pontet gave his name to the estate he had acquired. The wine was not château-bottled until 1972 and in 1975 the property was sold to Guy Tesseron, of the Tesseron family, one of the finest exponents of luxury, very old, aged Cognacs (Cognac Tesseron). The Tesserons also own Château Lafon-Rochet in St-Estephe. Today, Château Pontet-Canet is owned and run by Alfred and Michel Tesseron. Pontet-Canet's 78 hectares of vineyards adjoin those of Mouton Rothschild and are planted with Cabernet Sauvignon (63%), Merlot (32%) and Cabernet Franc (5%). The Tesserons have vastly improved the quality of the Pontet-Canet wines which are now full-bodied and packed with ripe, chewy, black fruits and finely integrated tannins. The wines posseses marvellous ageing potential. Pontet-Canet is classified as a 5ème Cru Classé.

What The Critics Say

96/98/100 Parker's Wine Advocate, Lisa Perrotti-Brown

"Blended of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot, the deep garnet-purple colored 2017 Pontet-Canet opens with vibrant wild blueberries, black raspberries and crushed plums with notions of cinnamon stick, violets, unsmoked cigars and pencil lead plus wafts of roses, lavender and tilled black soil. Medium-bodied with very fine, incredibly plush tannins, it is deliciously savory in the mouth, with wonderful freshness and spectacular energy delivering many layers, resulting in a very long, mineral-laced finish."

96-97/100 James Suckling

"This is incredibly transparent and refined with blackcurrant, blueberry and mineral character. Full-bodied, layered and ethereal. Tannins have a crushed-stone character. Long and persistent."

18.5+/20 Mathew Jukes

"The yields here were ever so slightly higher than last year and there was no frost damage at all. This is the first vintage in which they used the large concrete fermenters which look like amphorae from the outside but on the inside they are more akin to upright ‘fat rugby balls’, according to Alfred Tesseron. They are completely smooth inside with no corners at all and so he does not need to rack and the pigeage is so easy, ‘it can be done by a child, but is it not done by a child’, says Alfred with a smile. The nose shows some coffee and plum notes and some ripeness and richness, but this is not transferred to the palate which is more strictly controlled and focussed. There is no doubt that the nose is the star performer at the moment and it is very luscious and layered. The palate is not wanting to be disturbed but it shows deft tannins and a very crunchy finish. This is a wine which is slimmer and fitter than in previous vintages and yet it doesn’t show any muscle at all, just perfectly clean lines. Alfred says that he likes to make every wine individual and this is a prime example."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Cabernet Merlot Blend

  • Colour


  • Region


  • Closure


  • Volume


  • Maturity

    2021 - 2043

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with GAME
with PORK



Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.


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