Château Pontet-Canet 2011

Château Pontet-Canet (Pauillac)


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Château Pontet-Canet produces this Château Pontet-Canet 2011 (£72.17), a red wine from the region of Pauillac vinified with petit verdot, merlot, cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc from 2011 and has an alcoholic content of 13.5%. The Château Pontet-Canet 2011 is the ideal red to combine with magret and lamb. At Drinks&Co, this red wine scores an average rate of 4 of 5 points while renowned wine guides give the following ratings: robert parker: 93 and wine spectator: 93.
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Château Pontet Canet 2011 is a great wine from Pauillac fruity and elegant but well structured and with a great aging potencial.

Technical sheet · Château Pontet-Canet

Type Of Wine: red wine
Vintage: 2011 Other vintages
Appellation:Pauillac (Bordeaux,France)
Winery: Château Pontet-Canet
Volume: 75cl Other volumes
Score: RP93WS93JR17.5RVF17.5B+D18
Grapes: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Pairing: StartersMeatDuckCheeseRed meatLambMagret
Allergens: Contains Sulfites
Alcohol Vol.: 13.5%
Conservation Temp.: 14ºC
Consumption Temp.: 16-18ºC
Ending Year For Optimal Consumption: 2030
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Description · Château Pontet-Canet

Château Pontet-Canet 2011 (Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot)


  • View: Château Pontet-Canet 2011 is very dark purplish red, high-density
  • Nose: Aromas of creme de cassis and wild red fruit, hiding aromas of coals of charcoal and incense, hue of minerality.
  • Mouth: Large variety and intensity of flavors, which include black currants, raspberry and coffee tones. Finishes with dusty tannins and excellent imposing lingering sweetness.


VINEYARD: Château Pontet-Canet

GRAPES: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot

AGING: 16 months in French oak barrels, 60% new oak each year

PREPARATION: Fermentation for 2 to 3 weeks in concrete vats and barrels

PAIRING: Meat, game and duck breast


ALCOHOL: 13.5%

Château Pontet-Canet

Jean-François de Pontet, royal governor of the Médoc, combined several vineyard plots in Pauillac in the early 18th century. Years later, his descendants added neighbouring vines in a place named Canet. This was the beginning of one of the largest estates in the Médoc, which quite naturally added...

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Posted on at 17.14


Château Pontet-Canet 2011

Spring came early suggested to the vine to grow with ardor
These warm and dry conditions gave the winemaker a smile by making the diseases very discreet and the esport of a precocious harvest; Which is often a guarantee of a very good vintage
The flower occurred particularly early, around mid-May, and took place under very dry conditions

However, too much is often the enemy of good and this flowering often generated clusters little provided and small berries
Then nature changed its plans and sent a summer in demiteinte; Which can give hope for a true Bordeaux vintage, ripe but fresh and balanced
A few rains throughout September caused concern about a decline in the health status of the clusters
Fortunately, a welcome Indian summer stabilized the situation.

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Posted on at 21.07

4 /5

Château Pontet-Canet Château Pontet Canet 5Eme Cru 2011

It had a deep colour at first sight. Aromas of cherry, licorice.In the mouth it is thick enough.
Needs to be drunk with the right food.
I enjoyed with a good friend.

Posted on at 07.06

4 /5

Château Pontet-Canet Bordeaux 2011

It had a very deep colour. It resembles a red fruit compote. This Bordeaux has a very good acidity.
The Château Pontet-Canet Bordeaux even grades up pairing it with a delicious Iberian ham.
I opened this wine with my best friend.

Posted on at 03.45

4 /5

Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot

Country: France - Bordeaux

Contents: 0, 75 l

Posted on at 14.59

4 /5

Forget everything, start afresh and erase old habits in order to re-connect with nature, be born anew… Alfred Tesseron and his team, led by Jean-Michel Comme, Pontet-Canet's régisseur (estate manager) since 1989, have completely transformed both the vineyard and the identity of Château Pontet-Canet. Leaving behind conventional vinegrowing techniques in order to embrace organic and biodynamic methods, they have allowed the terroir to reclaim its origins. The vines seem liberated and the grapes have never been more beautiful. The wines of Pontet-Canet have progressed so much that they are now among the most prestigious in Bordeaux.

Posted on at 17.10

4 /5

History of Chateau Jean-François de Pontet Grand Ecuyer of Louis XV, bought land in 1705 with the aim of creating a vineyard. He adds plots in the locality Canet, which it associates its name, as it was customary at the time. A century later, the prosperous Château Pontet-Canet and enters the Grand Ranking of 1855. For the first time in 1865, the area changed hands and became the property of Herman Cruse, whose family will keep the property for 110 years. In 1975, Guy Tesseron bought the Château Pontet-Canet, which will be known three families in three centuries. Terroir Château Pontet-Canet vine has experienced a cultural revolution, since the domain was fully converted to biodynamics in 2004. The soil is well maintained with great care, the grapes harvested are born wines certified organic by Ecocert. Note tasting of Château Pontet-Canet (2011 Vintage) 'The green is at the top of the vintage, one of the greatest wines made. Energetic and with a fabulous subject, it offers a mouth of a sovereign balance, with a magical glow and feel taffeta. Fruit, tannins, acidity blend with a sumptuous harmony. A new masterpiece. '

Posted on at 11.29

4 /5

Château Pontet Canet 2011 Pauillac - Grand Cru

Posted on at 13.42

4 /5

- Allergens: contains sulfites

Posted on at 15.05

4 /5

Château Pontet Canet is located in the Pauillac appellation. The richness of its soil consists of gravely soil and sub soil clay and limestone. Château Pontet Canet Tesseron belongs to the family since 1975. After a gradual restructuring of the area, they opened in 2005, a unique winery in Médoc, both modern and respectful of winemaking traditions. The passion and meticulous work in the vineyards as the winery offers quality wines in the image of this grand cru.

Posted on at 04.45

4 /5

Château Pontet Canet, 5th GCC in 1855, vintage 2011 in 75 cl Red wine from Pauillac in Bordeaux

Posted on at 05.14

4 /5

The Château Pontet-Canet is the result of the meeting in the eighteenth century of several parcels of land located in Pauillac, under the aegis of Jean-François de Pontet, equerry of the King became governor of the Médoc. A few years later, his descendants are added the terraced vineyards of the place said Canet. One hundred years later, the famous 1855 classification does not forget Château Pontet-Canet, which integrates the elite of the Médoc wine. Herman Cruse, merchant in Bordeaux, bought the property in 1865 and built new cellars, modernized the facilities, and makes this wine worldwide. The Cruse family kept Pontet Canet for 110 years, until Guy Tesseron get acquires in 1975. It is the son of Guy Tesseron today Tesseron Alfred and Gérard, who own the land in the area Château Pontet-Canet are at the heart of the Pauillac appellation, south of the nearby vineyards of Mouton Rothschild and Armailhac. The floor seems composed only of gravel and sand. The 80 hectares of vineyard of Château Pontet-Canet see the rule of Cabernet Sauvignon, well known signature of the great wines of Pauillac. This demanding and difficult grape is perfectly adapted to the climatic and geological conditions of Pauillac. It gives structured wines, structured, suitable for long aging, known for their finesse and elegance. According to the Médoc tradition, it is blended with Merlot and Cabernet Franc, which add a touch necessary flexibility and charm. In certain vintages, Petit Verdot adds a touch of complexity to this assembly. Château Pontet-Canet The displayed philosophy is to intervene as little as possible but as naturally as possible in the vineyard. It is under these conditions that the wines of Château Pontet-Canet continue to participate in the legend of the Medoc.
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The history of the Château Pontet-Canet Grand Cru Classé of Pauillac, begins in the eighteenth century when Jean-François de Pontet, equerry of the royal governor of the Médoc, Pauillac are a few plots in order to produce his wine. If descendants will acquire nearby vineyards of the locality Canet. After belonging to the Cruse family for 110 years, Pontet Canet is now owned by Guy Tesseron Cognac producer.

The 80 hectares of vineyards are located south of Mouton Rothschild and Armailhac on serious ridges Garonne. The planting of the vineyard is composed of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot.

The wines are vinified for nearly 4 weeks period may vary depending on the variety, the plot and the age of the vines. Directly put in barrels (60% new), they will be high for 16 to 20 months.

This 2012 vintage is brilliant, a remarkable and captivating fruity. Pontet Canet offers incredible purity and will once again must.

Pontet Canet produces a second wine, Les Hauts de Pontet-Canet.

Note that Pontet-Canet student nearly a third of its crop in amphorae.
Other notations:
Decanter: 18/20

James Suckling 94-95 / 100

Drink or keep: 10 to 30 years
PAIRING: Beef fillet with truffle

Reviews about Château Pontet-Canet 2016

Andrea Sanders
Andrea Sanders


Very light flavour. It uncurtains a scent of red and yellow roses.Well-balanced, with a good end.
A wine to be paired with "Tapas".
An ideal wine to give as gift.

Reviews about Château Pontet-Canet 2015

Hayley Thompson
Hayley Thompson


This Château Pontet-Canet does not need food to accompany. With snobby guys.
Cherry red colour. Fantastic smell of roses. I liked the acidity of 2015.

Reviews about Château Pontet-Canet 2014

Lizz Cubbert
Lizz Cubbert


Dark cherry colour, medium opacity. Aromas of violets. Nice,dense, warm in the mouth.
A wine to be accompanied with "Tapas".
My friends loved Château Pontet-Canet.

Reviews about Château Pontet-Canet 2013

Peter Samuels
Peter Samuels


Pauillac Château Pontet Canet 5Ème Cru Classé 2013
Balsamic aromas. It had smokey aromas.
Great now, maybe even greater in a few weeks.

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