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.
(PLEASE NOTE: This is a part case - six bottles remaining from a case of 12)
Case of 12 Bottles
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duty paid price: £1,096.85
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"The Pontet-Canet 2003 has a very pure, quite alluring bouquet with blackberry and a touch of blueberry, mint and cedar. It is quite refined compared to recent vintage with very good focus. The palate is medium-bodied with a very supple, harmonious entry. This Pontet Canet is silky smooth and very composed, though it is missing a little complexity and ambition on the finish. But otherwise this is a lovely Pauillac that is drinking beautifully now. Tasted March 2013." Neal Martin
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