One of the most popular wines of the last few campaigns, Pauillac’s Chateau Pontet Canet’s 2022 has just been released and with scores of up to a potential high of 100 points, will continue that trend.
Propelled into the spotlight after Robert Parker gave perfect scores to the 2009 and 2010 vintages, the opulent and luxuriously styled Pontet Canet has won an army of admirers in recent years. The 2019 was one of the single biggest-selling wines by volume in that year’s campaign, as was the 2020 last year. This excellent 2022 is, therefore, likely to see strong demand.
For James Suckling, this is a 99-100 point superstar that is “full-bodied yet so tight and focused with superb fruit and transparency”. Jeb Dunnuck thinks it “has the purity, richness, and structure that makes this vintage so compelling” and Lisa Perrotti-Brown notes, “This is Pauillac in all its powerful, energetic glory.”
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2022 Chateau Pontet Canet
SGD $970 ($1,047.60 inc GST) per case (6*75cl OWC)
SGD $980 ($1,058.40 inc GST) per case mags (3*150cl OWC)
What a finish on this Pontet-Canet. So much energy and brightness. It’s full-bodied yet so tight and focused with superb fruit and transparency. It is racy and fine with super fine texture. It’s like crushed cabernet sauvignon with cassis, tobacco and cigar box. Licorice and spices. Freshness of the seed. 57% cabernet sauvignon, 35% merlot, 4% cabernet franc, and 4% petit verdot. (2023) www.jamessuckling.com
99-100 points James Suckling
The 2022 Château Pontet-Canet is brilliant and should easily be up with the crème de la crème from the Médoc. Based on 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, and 4% each of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, it was vinified mostly in concrete (there’s a small part in wood), and the aging is in 50% new French oak, 35% in amphora, and the rest in once-used barrels. It has an incredibly pure bouquet of cassis, graphite, lead pencil, and scorched earth. This carries to a full-bodied Pauillac with a deep, layered mid-palate, building tannins, and a great finish. It has the purity, richness, and structure that makes this vintage so compelling and is going to be drinkable with just 4-6 years of bottle age but have an incredibly long life.
97-99+ points Jeb Dunnuck
The 2022 Pontet-Canet is a blend of 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, and 4% Petit Verdot, aging 50% in new oak barrels, 35% in amphoras, and 15% in used barrels. Deep garnet-purple in color, it needs considerable swirling and coaxing to reveal aromas of damp earth, fragrant soil, crushed rocks, and underbrush, giving way to a profound core of blackcurrant cordial, juicy black plums, and fresh blackberries. The full-bodied palate is laden with nuanced black fruits, slowly releasing earthy and mineral-laced flavors, framed by firm, ripe, grainy tannins and seamless freshness, finishing on a lingering fragrant earth note. Talk about tasting the place! This is Pauillac in all its powerful, energetic glory.
97-99 points Lisa Perrotti-Brown
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