Live Auction, 14 September 2019

Sold for

R 19 346
Lot 142
Pontet-Canet; Pauillac; 1996; 6 (1 x 6); 750ml

Lot Estimate
R 14 000 - 16 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
R 19 346
Location
Item in Wine Storage

About this Item

Pauillac, 1996
6 (1 x 6) 750ml
Chateau Pontet-Canet is a large Pauillac estate that can trace its origins back to 1725 and is today owned by the Tesseron family whom also own Lafon Rochet. Pontet-Canet's 78 hectares of vineyards adjoin those of Mouton Rothschild and are planted with Cabernet Sauvignon (63%), Merlot (32%) and Cabernet Franc (5%). The Tesserons have vastly improved the quality of the Pontet-Canet wines which are now full-bodied and packed with ripe, black fruits and finely integrated tannins.
The Tesserons have vastly improved the quality of the Pontet-Canet wines which are now full-bodied and packed with ripe, black fruits and finely integrated tannins. During the 1990s it was more classically medium bodied in style.

Critics Ratings

Mulberry, blackberry and cedar on the nose that still lacks the panache of more recent vintages. I noticed how meaty it became in the glass, slightly ferrous. The palate is medium-bodied and at 20 years fully mature. Cedar and dried herbs dominate the opening but unlike the 1982 Pontet-Canet there is decent substance here and a slightly medicinal finish. - Neal Martin eRobert Parker 89/100 (2016)

Provenance

Private Client


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