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2015 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1253292 98 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark So much floral and dark-fruit character with almonds and walnut shell. Full body and ultra-fine tannins. Powerful. Classic style with a harmony and energy. Goes on for minutes. A superb wine with great fruit. Real Bordeaux. Inner quote mark (1/2018)

97 points Decanter

Outer quote mark A vindication of Jean-Michel Comme’s obsession with detail. A true Pauillac powerhouse, exploding with aromas of wild blackberries and Lapsang Souchong tea before the voluptuous, expressive palate unfolds. Peerless definition and gravitas, but have patience. Part matured in amphora. (SW) Inner quote mark (7/2019)

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2015 Pontet-Canet comes charging out of the glass with fantastically expressive notes of black cherry preserves, black raspberries and blackcurrant pastilles plus touches of kirsch, wilted roses, tobacco, camphor and cinnamon stick with a waft of fragrant soil. Full bodied, the palate is laden with black and red fruit layers, supported by very firm, very finely grained tannins and provocative freshness, finishing with incredible length and stunningly perfumed. (LPB) Inner quote mark (5/2020)

97 points Vinous

Outer quote mark Proprietor Alfred Tesseron and winemaker Jean-Michel Comme produced an absolutely stellar Pontet-Canet in 2015. Sumptuous, racy and totally inviting, the 2015 is all class. Super-ripe dark cherry, plum, spice and exotic floral notes build as the 2015 shows off its alluring personality. Even with all of its raciness, the 2015 speaks with authority and power. Fine tannins extend the persistent, highly nuanced finish. (AG) 97+ Inner quote mark (2/2018)

97 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark Succulent fruits, rich tannins and juicy acidity are in perfect harmony in this wine produced from biodynamic grapes. It has a rich, velvet texture and dense structure, sumptuous and already balanced and delicious. However do not be fooled, this is a serious wine for aging. *Cellar Selection* (RV) Inner quote mark (4/2018)

95 points Jeb Dunnuck

Outer quote mark The 2015 Pontet Canet is 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot brought up in 50% new oak, and 35% in amphora. With textbook Pauillac notes of lead pencil shavings, tobacco leaf, smoke, and licorice, as well as a core of pure crème de cassis fruit, this beautiful, full-bodied, impeccably balanced is one of the few 2015s that’s going to demand cellaring. The tannin are high, yet sweet, and like its bright acidity, nicely integrated into the wine. Forget bottles for 5-7 years and enjoy over the following three decades. I don’t put this as the level of the 2009 and 2010, but it’s still a beautiful wine. Tasted three times. 95+ Inner quote mark (11/2017)

94 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark This sports a lovely core of gently steeped plum, blackberry and black currant fruit, carried by velvety structure, while smoldering tobacco and charcoal notes fill in through the finish. Fleshes out steadily in the glass, revealing more juniper, bay leaf and loam accents. (JM) Inner quote mark (3/2018)


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By: Ralph Sands | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/20/2016 | Send Email
Pontet Canet- The lively bright purple fruit is so very pure and tasty! Lots of blueberry and black currant fruit with great freshness and delicious taste. Nice elegance, no hard tannins, perfect extraction. Claret style; which means crisp and fresh! 2 Stars

By: David Driscoll | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/18/2016 | Send Email
This is a dark and decadent wine with lush black fruits and oak influence that turn into earthier elements and tannic structure on the finish. It's also a powerful wine with a massive finish compared to its 2015 counterparts. There's a flurry of pepper and herbs on the finish that come out to play once the fruit fades away. Could be the wine of the vintage for those in search of big, structured, cellar-worthy wines.

By: Clyde Beffa Jr. | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/18/2016 | Send Email
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A perfect score for quality vs price for this beauty. Unfortunately production was done almost 50%, so our allocation is not great. 65% Cabernet and 30% Merlot with the rest CF and PV. Deep, dark blue-black color. Very spicy aromas and flavors. Great depth of flavor here-not a monster (only 13.5 alcohol)but on elegant side. Perfect balance and long, lingering finish. Compare this to the 2009 at $299 or the 2010 at $279. Should go to $200 by release time.
Drink from 2020 to 2045

By: Philip Bohorfoush | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/18/2016 | Send Email
**Don’t Miss** Inky color. Deep, pure, and large scaled with black and blue fruits, exotic spice, and a firm but unctuous mid-palate with smoky oak. Moderate plus body with a long and intense finish. One for the cellar and will reward the patient.

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