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Château Pontet-Canet Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2012

Ratings on Delectable

David T Delectable Pro

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

Pontet Canet tasting and dinner with Alfred Tesseron. 2012 was an ok vintage. Certainly, better than 2011. The body is bigger and fruits are deeper & darker. Ripe; blackberries, dark cherries, baked strawberries and black raspberries. Lots of loamy soil and clay, tobacco, leather, a little graphite, dark spice but, not nearly as much as the 11. Dry stone, crushed dry rocks and bright, withering & fresh dark red florals. The acidity is good as is the balanced polished finish. Still needs to be cellared another 8 years or so. Photos of, Clyde Beffa Jr., Owner of K&L pouring at the bar in the SF store. Their Amphora style cement tanks they ferment part of each vintage now, road signs of the good neighbors they keep and Chateau Pontet Canet.

Pontet Canet tasting and dinner with Alfred Tesseron. 2012 was an ok vintage. Certainly, better than 2011. The body is bigger and fruits are deeper & darker. Ripe; blackberries, dark cherries, baked strawberries and black raspberries. Lots of loamy soil and clay, tobacco, leather, a little graphite, dark spice but, not nearly as much as the 11. Dry stone, crushed dry rocks and bright, withering & fresh dark red florals. The acidity is good as is the balanced polished finish. Still needs to be cellared another 8 years or so. Photos of, Clyde Beffa Jr., Owner of K&L pouring at the bar in the SF store. Their Amphora style cement tanks they ferment part of each vintage now, road signs of the good neighbors they keep and Chateau Pontet Canet.

9.3

Tobin Trevarthen Delectable Pro

This was the winemakers favorite year, even though the 09 got

This was the winemakers favorite year, even though the 09 got

9.7

Cathy Corison Delectable Pro

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

Green notes, chocolate

Green notes, chocolate

9.1

Matt Trader Delectable Pro

1/2 off premium wines - Wino-Wednesday!

1/2 off premium wines - Wino-Wednesday!

9.3

Tobin Trevarthen Delectable Pro

Recommended by the wine maker as her favorite, aside from the recent 100 pt. versions. After an hour decant, this vintage delivered big plum, blackberry, spicy nirvana. Excellent.

Recommended by the wine maker as her favorite, aside from the recent 100 pt. versions. After an hour decant, this vintage delivered big plum, blackberry, spicy nirvana. Excellent.

9.4

Al Shikoh Delectable Pro

deep ruby purple/fruit forward, blackberry jam, violet, mint/plush, juicy, sweet dark fruit, somewhat raw tannin/blend of 65% cabernet sauvignon, 30% merlot, 4% cabernet franc, 1% petit verdot

deep ruby purple/fruit forward, blackberry jam, violet, mint/plush, juicy, sweet dark fruit, somewhat raw tannin/blend of 65% cabernet sauvignon, 30% merlot, 4% cabernet franc, 1% petit verdot

9.5

Florent Peyre

I've never been disappointed by Pontet Canet. No exception tonight

I've never been disappointed by Pontet Canet. No exception tonight

9.4

Rick Billups

Very good. Big fruit flavors. Wouldn't pay $90 for it though

Very good. Big fruit flavors. Wouldn't pay $90 for it though

8.9

Srikumar Chari

Excellent wine!

Excellent wine!

9.5

Pierre Costa Delectable Pro

Excellent nose, intense and perfumed. Lots of ripe black fruit. Outstanding quality.

Excellent nose, intense and perfumed. Lots of ripe black fruit. Outstanding quality.

9.7

Location

  • 1003 4th Avenue East
    Olympia, WA 98506

  • Hours:
    Customer Service Hours: Monday - Friday 8am to 5pm PST

    Store Hours (Curbside Pickup only): Monday - Friday 3pm - 5pm

WARNING: DRINKING DISTILLED SPIRITS, BEER, COOLERS, WINE AND OTHER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES MAY INCREASE CANCER RISK, AND, DURING PREGNANCY, CAN CAUSE BIRTH DEFECTS.