Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
75cl * 14.5% ABV * Bordeaux, France
Undoubtedly, the wine of the vintage, if you ask me - and many of the wine cognoscenti. Not least because its vineyards adjoin first growth Mouton-Rothschild. Chateau Pontet-Canet is one of Pauillac’s top estate and one of its largest at 81 hectares. Although classified as a Fifth Growth, these days it consistently competes with the First Growths. The origins of Pontet-Canet can be traced back to 1725 when it was purchased by Jean-Francois Pontet. Since then, the estate has only had two other owners, the most recent of which is the Tesserons family, who made their fortune as a Cognac producer and merchant, before expanding to Bordeaux and buying Pontet-Canet in 1975.
Both organic and biodynamic, this wine has a voluptuous and magnificent structure. Richly layered, with seductive ripe fruit. The quality and texture of the brambled blackberries, cassis and bilberries is striking. Integrated tannins add to the suppleness, but the richness is balanced by brambly fruit and herbs – a highly complex and layered experience.
Taurus Wines sourced this wine from our negociant in Bordeaux. It has been kept in ideal cellar conditions and offers the perfect provenance.
Wine Enthusiast Magazine awarded this an Editors' Choice and a perfect 100 point score. "A voluptuous wine, this is rich and fruity yet properly balanced by a magnificent structure. Pure, crisp and packed with a black currant flavor, this will be a remarkable wine as it develops. Still young, it needs many years to develop. Don’t think about drinking before 2025." Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast 100/100
Pair with classic roast beef, game, lamb roasts, stews, or cheeses such as Camembert, Brie or Roquefort. Decant and filter carefully to remove sediment and leave for 2-3 hours. Serve at 16-17 degrees.
Drinking window 2026 - 2066