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Ch. Pontet Canet Pauillac 1996

Ch. Pontet Canet Pauillac 1996 - Rockwood & Perry (en-US)

Ch. Pontet Canet Pauillac 1996

Rating: 89 rp

Size: 750ML | Item No. 17

Bottle Price: $125.00 -- IN STOCK

Case Price: $1,500.00 -- IN STOCK

"Tasted at the Pontet-Canet vertical in London, the 1996 Château Pontet-Canet was tasted from three different bottles. Two of them didn't pass muster and seemed a little bretty on the nose. A third was much better with mulberry, blackberry and cedar on the nose that still lacks the panache of more recent vintages. I noticed how meaty it became in the glass, slightly ferrous. The palate is medium-bodied and at 20 years fully mature. Cedar and dried herbs dominate the opening but unlike the 1982 Pontet-Canet there is decent substance here and a slightly medicinal finish. Hopefully your bottle will mirror the best of the three that I tasted. Good luck. Tasted February 2016. Drink 2016-2022." Neal Martin 89 Robert Parker Wine Advocate, February 2016

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