Moncharm | Château Pontet Canet 2006
A beautiful, intensely colored blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit-Verdot, the Château Pontet Canet 2006 might just be one of the absolute best, garnering critical acclaim for the previous vintages from 2002 to 2005. It has an exquisitely strong nose, and this opaque bluish-purple colored wine bursts onto the palate with graphite, charcoal, sweet crème de cassis, dark fruits and a hint of scorched earthiness.
Known for their dependence on classic methods and swearing by the ‘handmade’ philosophy, Château Pontet Canet is one of the most popular Bordeaux wines of the appellation. Under the more than able leadership of Alfred Tesseron and Jean-Michel Comme, Château Pontet Canet has grown from strength to strength. The name Pontet Canet comes from Jean-François de Pontet, a former owner and also royal governor of Medoc, as well as from the portion of land which they used from the Canet area.
Neighbouring Saint-Estephe and Saint-Julien, the Pauliac region is a known for its exemplary wines and vineyards. It boasts three first growth estates and many legendary winemakers including Châteaux Lafite-Rothschild, Mouton Rothschild and Latour. It has a gravel-rich soil which allows the roots to reach deeper than all the other regions in Medoc, this adds an efficacious quality to the fruit and leads to complex and concentrated wines.