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Ch Grand Pontet 2005**** 750ml 2005
Sku: 42974
Product Rating
Critics Ratings:   (1)
Product Information
Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Sub-Region: Saint Emilion
Grape Varietal: Bordeaux Blend
Type: Still wine
 
Reg. $79.99

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Wine Advocate 93 points - Kudos to proprietress Sophie Porquet, who also makes the sensational Cotes de Castillon, Joanin-Becot. From this 35-acre vineyard she has fashioned a sensational blend of 70% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Her finest effort since taking over this property in 1999, the 2005 boasts a saturated purple color followed by notes of ripe blackberries, black currants, licorice, incense, chocolate, and espresso. Thick, highly-extracted flavors nearly obscure the elevated tannins. This big, serious, rich claret is meant to last for three decades or more. A great wine for the vintage, it is also a sleeper of the vintage given the fact that this estate remains under (Apr 2008)

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