Drinking perfectly. Went wonderfully with bbq'd steak. A very fine Bordeaux exhibiting lots of secondary flavours. Decanted half hour before drinking. Still has lots of fruit and tannins have softened since last drank
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(Pontet Canet) Vitamins screamed out on the Pontet Canet, Pauillac’s newest big boy, and it had this pungent edge the other’s didn’t. It was breadier and jammier, and ‘always hard,’ per one horny gentleman.
(Chateau Pontet-Canet Pauillac) A moderate colour, and an impressive nose. An intense, complex medley of blackcurrants and other black fruits, with exotic spices and black olives. A lovely structure is the dominant feature on the palate, with integrated tannins and balanced acidity providing a framework for some still somewhat primary fruit, with touches of root liquorice. Developing. Clearly a very good, age-worthy vintage.
(Chateau Pontet-Canet Pauillac) Again a young, rich, red-purple hue. A little more approachable on the nose, with the blackcurrant fruit sitting alongside notes of curry spices. A fat, round yet elegant and stylish palate. Mineral fruit, with good balance and underlying structure. Clean finish.
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