Purchased with other Bordeaux from a local vendor (Tempe) several years ago, purchased cases of other fine Bordeaux and Pontet, however this case of 95 (and unfortunately the case of 95 purchased by the Phx Commanderie chapter) is bad, not spent, bad, herbal, quick loss of fruit. Not sure how they became , but the sink is about to own them.
Absolutely divine. Terrier or forest floor on the nose with a hint of fruit. Deep garnet color. Soft and velvety on the palate, well balanced earth tones and blackberry and plum. Long finish. A fantastic wine.
The last of my 6 bottles. All of the previous bottles I have drunk over the recent years were to young. This bottle however was finaly good. Sorry not good it was the wow factor. Extremely elegant, long finish, and forest fruit. 93 pionts definetly! This is 25 years+ wine.
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(Chateau Pontet-Canet Pauillac) Nice colour with maturity at the rim. This has a Cabernet dominated blackcurrant nose. Like the 1993 this too seems a little hollow on entry but things quickly pick up. Overall the palate is impressive, silkily textured, sweet and structured, with fine-grained tannins behind a depth of glossy fruit. Balanced acidity. Just a touch more tannic on the finish. Needs another year, maybe two.
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