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Château Pontet-Canet is no ordinary Bordeaux winery.
Situated to the north of the village of Pauillac, the winery can trace its origins to the 18th century and was one of the few producers to be selected for Napoleon III’s famous classification of 1855.
But it was Château Pontet-Canet’s purchase by cognac merchant Guy Tesseron in 1975 that led to its celebrated status today.
Tesseron introduced biodynamic viticulture using horses and installed fermentation vessels shaped like ancient Greek jars a few years ago.
The approach has clearly paid off.
“It is widely agreed that the quality of Pontet-Canet’s wines has never been higher,” noted wine critic Jancis Robinson back in 2014.
Critic James Suckling was similarly glowing in his review of Pontet-Canet’s 2010 vintage.
“It’s difficult to think of a Bordeaux wine estate that has improved the quality of its wines more than Château Pontet-Canet,” he wrote. “Situated next to first-growth Mouton Rothschild, the fifth-growth Pauillac property is making some of the most exciting reds in the world. In some vintages, its wines can even rival those of first growths.”
During this not-to-be-missed, four-course dinner in March, Pontet-Canet’s David Ornon will pour that vintage as well as those of 2003, 2008 and 2013.
Tesseron’s aptly named Lot 53 XO Perfection cognac caps the evening.
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