Chateau Grand Pontet Saint Emilion Grand Cru (Grand Cru Classe) 2016

88.00 SGD
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Delivery within 3 days (*)

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.


"Medium to deep garnet-purple in colour, the 2016 Grand-Pontet features bright, vibrant kirsch, warm red-currants, blackberries and wild blueberries notions with hints of tobacco, tilled soil and underbrush. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is built like a brick house, with firm, grainy tannins and a lively line lifting the fruit to a long minerally finish. (LPB) "


Robert Parker's Wine Advocate


Awards:

94 Robert Parker

93 Jeb Dunnuck

92 Wine Enthusiast

91 Vinous

90 Jeff Leve, The Wine Cellar Insider

16/20 La Revue du Vin de France


Usually Bought Together

REGION: Bordeaux - AOC Saint Emilion
Appellation: Saint Emilion
Region: Bordeaux - AOC Saint Emilion
Estate: Chateau Grand Pontet
Grapes: Merlot 80% Cabernet Franc 13% Cabernet Sauvignon 7%
Did you know?: The average age of the vines are 40 years old
Specifications
Medium to deep garnet-purple in color
The 2016 Grand-Pontet features bright, vibrant kirsch, warm redcurrants, blackberries and wild blueberries notions with hints of tobacco, tilled soil and underbrush.
Medium to full-bodied, the palate has firm, grainy tannins and a lively line lifting the fruit to a long minerally finish.
16 C
Perfect with meats, legumes, vegetables, rice, semi hard cheeses and desserts.
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