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 12 Bottles
price shown is under bond
duty paid price: £812.14
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"There is plenty of black fruit on the nose laced with graphite. The cedar component is less prominent than the previous bottled tasting. The palate is medium-bodied, a little drier and more austere than recent vintages, yet clearly well balanced with a surfeit of freshness on the slightly herbaceous finish. Drinking perfectly now, this will give another two decades of drinking pleasure." Neal Martin
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