2016 Grand Pontet

Grand Pontet

91Average Score
0 Immediate | 110 Marketplace
0 Immediate | 9 Marketplace
0 Immediate | 300 Marketplace
0 Immediate | 11 Marketplace
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No. 5 in Top 10 Great Value 2016 Bordeaux. This is an attractive St Emilion red that has the right balance between intensity, power, detail and freshness. A generous wine with wonderful freshness, lifted flavors and ripe, dense tannins. Apr 2017, www.jeanniecholee.com

Score: 94-/100Jeannie Cho Lee MW

Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2016 Grand-Pontet features bright, vibrant kirsch, warm redcurrants, blackberries and wild blueberries notions with hints of tobacco, tilled soil and underbrush. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is built like a brick house, with firm, grainy tannins and a lively line lifting the fruit to a long minerally finish. Nov 2018, www.robertparker.com

Score: 94-/100Lisa Perrotti-Brown

Tight and concentrated with very pretty fruit concentration and ripe and polished tannins. Just a raw beauty that will be tempered with time. Mar 2017, www.jamessuckling.com

Score: 92-93/100James Suckling

Very sweet and thick. Drying tannins. Juiceless! Apr 2017, www.jancisrobinson.com, Drink: 2023-2033

Score: 15.5-/20Jancis RobinsonDrinking Window: 2023-2033

Tight and a little old-school, this is one of the very few St-Émilions this year where I feel the tannins are tugging me down through the liquorice and black cherry fruit, not leading me upwards. Clear power, but pulls up short on the pleasure. The blend is 75% Merlot, 17.5% Cabernet Franc and 7.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, cropped at a good yield of 50hl/ha. Apr 2017, www.decanter.com, Drink: 2023-2038

Score: 87-/100DecanterDrinking Window: 2023-2038
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Saint Emilion
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