dark ruby red. Raspberries on the nose, leather with hints of graphite. Sweet, delicate red fruit on the palate. Fine tannins. Well balanced, medium bodied. Graphite and cedar in the background. Starting to develop secondary flavours.
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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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