2015 Le Pontet



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Average critic rating : 92.0 points

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An addition to the range, the 2015 Le Pontet is one of the more delicate wines in this range. Silky and gracious on the palate, but with plenty of the house's signature intensity, the 2015 offers good overall balance and length, but also less mid-palate depth than the other wines in the lineup. Apr 2016, www.Vinous.com

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The maiden 2015 Le Pontet was hitherto blended into Laforge. "It is the only block on the côte that we didn't have as a single vineyard," Jonathan Maltus told me. "We had wanted to do it for a while." A blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc, and matured in 80% new oak, it has a bright, well-defined bouquet with blackberry and bilberry fruit, demonstrating more precision than the 2015 Le Carré at this stage. The palate is medium-bodied with silky smooth tannin, very well-balanced with touches of blueberry and black cherry, fine delineation towards the finish that lingers long in the mouth. I think Maltus was correct: 2015 was the perfect way to introduce Le Pontet - this is splendid. Apr 2016, www.eRobertParker.com, Drink: 2019-2035

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91

A new release from Jonathan Maltus (Le Dôme) from a parcel on the limestone plateau. More elegant style; fresh and well defined. Juicy, persistent and dry on the finish. Apr 2016, James Lawther MW, www.Decanter.com, Drink: 2022-2030

94

94

One of three single vineyard wines from Jonathan Maltus, all of them on limestone, this is intense and highly perfumed with blueberry and blackberry fruit and notes of Asian spice. Oaky and powerful, it needs considerable time in bottle to reach its peak. Apr 2016, www.timatkin.com, Drink: 2022-2030

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