Chateau Pontet Canet Pauillac 1995
|Region||France, Bordeaux, Pauillac|
|Brand||Chateau Pontet Canet|
Very slightly tile red, heralding the start of a change in colour. The complex, expressive nose reveals hints of fruit and tobacco. The balance of this wine on the palate makes it stand out. Its fine, long, delicious structure is made up of very elegant tannins. After 10 years in the bottle, this vintage still shows all its youthful qualities.
Fabulous nose of crushed currants, blackberries and forest flowers. Full-bodied, with plenty of ripe fruit and silky tannins. This is really holding back. Best after 2010. 23,000 cases made.
An old style Pauillac, yet made with far more purity and richness than the estate's ancient vintages, this broad-shouldered, muscular, classic wine exhibits a saturated purple color, and sensationally dense, rich, concentrated, cassis flavors that roll over the palate with impressive purity and depth. The wine is tannic and closed, but powerful and rich. It appears to possess length and intensity similar to the 1996. This is a great young Pauillac. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2025.