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.
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A good, dark and pure nose, a touch smoky, plus a loam-like mineral note. This is medium weight and cool, showing some incisive tannin that starts early, pushing through to the long finish. There's really adminrable weight and the finish is well structured. The tannins are a touch woody at the end; acidity is juicy. Good wine here. Bowes Wine original note
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