Chateau Grand Pontet Saint Emilion Grand Cru (Grand Cru Classé) 2017

79.90 SGD
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Sommelier's Notes

Located a few metres from the village of St-Emilion, Château Grand-Pontet is surrounded by three premier grand cru classé estates: Château Canon, Clos Fourtet and Château Beau-Séjour Bécot, on the western plateau of St-Emilion.


Its has a plateau and featuring north, west and south facing slopes comprising limestone soils that is especially well-suited for planting the best grapes from the Merlot and Cabernet Franc varieties.


Chateau Grand Pontet was purchased by the Becot family in 1980 from the Barton (owners of Chateau Leoville Barton in Saint Julien and Chateau Langoa Barton) and Guestier families. The Becot family also own the well known Right Bank estates, Chateau Beau-Sejour Becot, as well as La Gomerie in St. Emilion and Joanin Becot in Cotes de Castillon.


The Becot family purchased Chateau Grand Pontet because it’s on good terroir that is located not too far from their other vineyards. Sylvie Pourquet, the sister of Gerard Becot and Dominique Becot manage Chateau Grand Pontet today.


The 2017 Château Grand Pontet is a red wine made by Château Grand Pontet from the region of Saint-Emilion that is based on 2017 merlot.


Intense aroma with floral and fruity notes. Fruity flavor, it is round on the palate and has notes of wood from maturing in oak barrels.


Awards:

92/100 James Suckling

91/100 Vinous

90/100 Jeff Leve, The Wine Cellar Insider

90/100 Jean-Marc Quarin

89/100 Wine Decider

88/100 Parker Wine Advocate

1/3 Le Guide Hachette

Usually Bought Together

REGION: Bordeaux - AOC Saint Emilion
Appellation: Saint Emilion
Region: Bordeaux - AOC Saint Emilion
Estate: Chateau Grand Pontet
Grapes: Merlot 75% Cabernet Franc 15% Cabernet Sauvignon 10%
Did you know?: The average age of the vines are 40 years old
Specifications
Violaceous
Delicate scent, pure red fruit, smooth texture, silky, energy, vitality, raspberry, redcurrant.
It has a persistent, medium weight, long finish. Juicy cassis and cream on the nose. Good weight on the palate with lovely, cool red fruit, and a good explosion of acidity giving this a really good balance of fruit and freshness. There is a very good grip of finely integrated tannins, with great length.
16 C
Perfect with meats, legumes, vegetables, rice, semi hard cheeses and desserts.
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