Chateau Pontet Canet 2021

Chateau Pontet Canet


Now fully biondynamic, Chateau Pontet Canet is now one of the leading names of Bordeaux and the 2021 is absolutely delicious, albeit in an earlier drinking package

Chateau Pontet Canet 2021
Ready, but will improve

Bright berry red in colour, blackberry and cranberry with bitter black chocolate notes from the first attack. Lovely precision, good level of spice, earthy and unfussy. according to international critic Jane Anson

This was the third vintage with mildew pressure, but the team are now experienced, and we can attest to seeing the vines during harvest and remarking on how healthy they looked, with no-till farming helping concentration. Plenty of tannins give structure and are shot through with sinew and juice, this is an impressive wine from technical director Mathieu Bessonet, with Pauillac typicity.

Grapes are manually sorted by a team of 30 people on specially made sorting tables. The vineyard has been organic and biodynamic for 10 years and is worked by horses. A part of the maturation is now done in egg-shaped concrete amphoras. The vineyard is planted with 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot. Spring 2020 saw the departure of long-standing technical director Jean-Michel Comme, who oversaw the conversion to biodynamics and other technical innovations.

International Ratings:

99/100 Wine Enthusiast

95/100 Jane Anson

96/100 James Suckling