Online-Only Auction, 12 - 19 October 2020

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ZAR 12 898
Lot 583
  • Rauzan-Segla; Pichon Baron; Pontet Canet; Médoc Collection; 2010; 3 (3 x 1); 750ml

Lot Estimate
ZAR 11 000 - 12 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
ZAR 12 898
Location
Wine Storage

About this Item

Rauzan-Segla; Pichon Baron; Pontet Canet
Médoc Collection, 2010
3 (3 x 1) 750ml
Château Rauzan-Ségla's history dates back to 1661 when it was founded by Pierre de Rauzan. Apart from Rauzan-Ségla, Pierre de Rauzan was also involved in Château Margaux, Château Latour, Pichon Lalande and Pichon Baron. Rauzan-Ségla became famous world-wide, even having Thomas Jefferson purchases several cases of the wines. After changing hands through various owners, Rauzan-Ségla was sold in 1994 to, the Wertheimer brothers – the owners of Chanel.

Château Pichon Baron, Second Grand Cru Classé in 1855, is one of the great historic vineyards of Bordeaux. A rigorous selection policy in the vineyard and in the cellars ensures the production of a Grand Vin, Château Pichon Baron, which is the pure expression of our unique terroir.

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.
This 3 bottle lots consists of the following wines: 

  • Rauzan-Segla 2ème Cru Classé 2010
  • Pichon Baron 2ème Cru Classé 2010
  • Pontet Canet 5ème Cru Classé 2010

Critics Ratings

Rauzan-Segla 2ème Cru Classé 2010

'Dense purple, with hints of menthol, blueberry, black currant and sweet, earthy notes, the wine is full-bodied and displays terrific purity, texture, and overall precision. The tannin levels are high, but the wine balances them out with its impressive level of concentration. This wine will probably need 5-10 years of cellaring when released and drink well for 30 or more years, given the fact that the 1986, at age 25, is still an adolescent.' - Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, 92-94/100

Pichon Baron 2ème Cru Classé 2010

'A prodigious, blockbuster effort from Pichon Longueville Baron, the 2010 is reminiscent of this estate’s titanic offerings in 1989 and 1990, but may be even greater with 30 years of longevity. Kudos to proprietor AXA and general director Christian Seeley. It was absolutely compelling on each of the three times I tasted it. Black/purple-colored with super concentration and richness as well as full body, it offers an awesome display of creme de cassis, blackberry liqueur, licorice, camphor and spring flowers. Stunningly pure and unctuously textured with high but sweet, well-integrated tannins, this superstar of the vintage is definitely a wine to purchase as a future. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2040.' - Robert Parker, Wine Advocate May 2011, 97-99/100 

Pontet Canet 5ème Cru Classé 2010

'An absolutely amazing wine, from grapes harvested between the end of September and October 17, this blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot has close to 15% natural alcohol. It comes from one of the few biodynamic vineyards in Bordeaux, but you are likely to see many more, given the success that Tesseron seems to be having at all levels, both in his vineyards and in his fermentation/winemaking. An astounding, compelling wine with the classic Pauillac nose more often associated with its cross-street neighbor, Mouton-Rothschild, creme de cassis, there are also some violets and other assorted floral notes. The wine has off-the-charts massiveness and intensity but never comes across as heavy, overbearing or astringent. The freshness, laser-like precision, and full-bodied, massive richness and extract are simply remarkable to behold and experience. It is very easy, to become jaded tasting such great wines from a great vintage, but it is really a privilege to taste something as amazing as this. Unfortunately, it needs a good decade of cellaring, and that's assuming it doesn't close down over the next few years. This is a 50- to 75-year wine from one of the half-dozen or so most compulsive and obsessive proprietors in all of Bordeaux. Is there anything that proprietor Alfred Tesseron is not doing right? Talk about an estate that is on top of its game! Pontet-Canet's 2010 is a more structured, tannic and restrained version of their most recent perfect wine, the 2009. Kudos to Pontet-Canet. ' - Robert Parker, Wine Advocate 2013 - 100/100

Provenance

Private Client


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