Jean-François de Pontet was Master of the Horse) to Louis XV, subsequently Governor of the Médoc. At the start of the 18th century he bought a plot of land north of Pauillac and planted vines. Later, he added more vineyard in Canet, combining his surname with the place-name to label his wine. In the mid-19th century, Pontet-Canet was acquired by Herman Cruse, a local wine merchant and it remained in the Cruse family hands until 1965, when it was purchased by Guy Tesseron, a cognac merchant. So Pontet-Canet has only ever been in the hands of three families in its entire history. Since the early 1990s, the property has moved increasingly towards sustainable viticulture and the vineyards are now worked by horse, rather than tractor.
Case of 6 Bottles
price shown is under bond
duty paid price: £340.07
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60% Cab Sauv; 35% Merlot; 3% Cab Franc; 2% Petit Verdot. A lovely, richly aromatic nose of spiced blackcurrant and tangy plum fruit, with blackcurrrant very much uppermost. Hint of violet and the wood. Entry is cool and satin smooth, the palate quickly becoming fresh, showing excellent purity. Straight, the super-fine tannin is well integrated. A very, very long and elegant wine: a feminine Pontet-Canet…and none the worse for that! Bowes Wine original note
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