Sunday, December 12, 2010

1994 Château Pontet-Canet (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac)

Definitely a different wine that the Leoville Barton that we had before this, but would have been a great representation in the difference between St. Julien and Pauillac had the vintages been identical.  This however showed that I think the '90 Bordeaux are drinking far superior than the '94's like this one.

Decanted for sediment, and this didn't show as dark in the decanter as the Leoville.  The nose on this wine was a bit more floral than the previous, with some hints of lavendar.  On the fruit side, some nice cherry, currants, cigar box, cassis, spice, and wet slate.

On the palate, this was a bit sour at first, with some sour plum, black cherry, and ripe currants.  No idea what the final blend was here, but you could really tell there was a good amount of merlot in this wine.  Not a bad thing in the least!

Nice tannins, and a lingering finish made this really nice to drink.  This wine is still very youthful, and has plenty of years left in front of it.  Huge thanks to Dee for opening up some of these fun wines tonight!  92 points!  Cheers!

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