Chateau Grand Pontet Saint Emilion Grand Cru (Grand Cru Classe) 2012

98.00 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.


"Deep garnet in colour, the 2012 Pontet-Canet gives up a profound earthy/savory nose, revealing notes of tilled soil, woodsmoke, mossy tree bark, fungi and bouquet garni with a core of raspberry preserves, boysenberries and dried cherries plus a hint of warm cassis. Medium-bodied, it has a firm grainy texture and a softly spoken, savory character in the mouth, finishing with lingering oolong tea and dried herbs notes."


Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, RobertParker.com, May 2020


Award:

93 James Suckling

89 Jeff Leve, The Wine Cellar Insider

89 Tim Atkin

14.5/20 Bettane et Desseauve

VIVINO 4.1

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 17.50% Cabernet Sauvignon 7.50%
Did you know?: The average age of the vines are 40 years old
Specifications
Ruby purple-coloured
Notes of dark plum, blackcurrant, licorice and almost a hint of truffle
Full-bodied, supple tannins, and beautiful, expensive mouthfeel. Complex and deep.
16 C
Perfect with meats, legumes, vegetables, rice, semi hard cheeses and desserts.
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