Name Vintage Region Case Size Price/Case Qty. Score Select
Pontet Canet 2000 Bordeaux (Red) 12 x 75cl £990 1 94+ WA
Notes: 
Upgraded in score over my original rating, which was several points lower, Alfred Tesseron has done a remarkable job since 1994 with Pontet-Canet, which has been hitting first-growth levels since 2003. But the 2000 also shows exceptionally well. In need of another decade of cellaring, this dense purple wine has a classic nose of incense, charcoal, creme de cassis, and subtle new oak. Full-bodied, powerful, still very tannic, and shockingly backward, this is a big, rich wine that has put on weight and seems to need more time than I originally predicted.
Score: 
94+ WA
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