Thursday, 24 January 2013

Les Hauts de Pontet-Canet, 2004, Pauillac, Medoc, Bordeaux

Property of Mr Flabby Less
Les Hauts de Pontet-Canet, 2004, Pauillac, Medoc, Bordeaux

Don't be deceived by the fifth growth label attached to this wine. You'll be pleasantly surprised with its rounded, robust, clear and powerful taste. Produced using organic grapes, this wine is good to drink between 2009-2015. I find this wine has a strong structure, a wine with character to say the least. Ruby in colour and with good legs and long notes, I enjoy the wine's strong and long fruit (mostly red berries) finishing. The initial sips can be slightly edgy but overall the tannins are rounded and gives a warm after taste of spicy mild oak.

Although the grapes are grown on first growth soil, price wise it is no where near the first growth crown jewels of Lafite, La Tour and Mouton. Prices are approximately <10% of that of Lafite and the likes.

Value for money? Most definitely! Who says good French wine needs to be expensive?

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