2006 Château Pontet-Canet (Pauillac) Bordeaux - France
Availability: Limited. Private wine stores special order
Cost: Average $144 CDN as per Wine-Searcher.com
Date Tasted: October 30th, 2016
Tasting Notes: From the cellar. Following the much heralded 2005 vintage, the 2006 Pauillacs may be under the radar for many. This was an exquisite vintage for Pontet-Canet and for a (relatively speaking) bargain price. At 10 years of age, this blend of 62%, Merlot 33%, Cabernet Franc 3% and Petit-Verdot 2% is still youthful but headed in the right direction with burgeoning graphite and iron notes integrating seamlessly with the pure black fruit profile and silky smooth tannins. So elegant and long with lingering spice on the finish.
As good as it was, we opened this beauty too early and I would look for a 2020-2024 window to sip this one in its prime.
- Liam Carrier ©copyright 2016 IconWines.ca