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The January 2021 Auction: Part 3

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Auction Ends: 1/14/2021 6:00:00 PM PST

Lot #169. Pontet-Canet 2012

Description: Consists of 5 Bottles, 0.75L
Score: 94-96 NM.
"A blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot and 30% Merlot, the latter was cropped from 4th October and the Cabernet Sauvignon from 11th October, finishing six days later. The 50% of the crop once aged in new oak and one-year old barrels are now matured in concrete vats whilst 35% of the crop is aged in clay amphora quarried from their own vineyard. There is certainly great purity and terroir expression on the nose: blackberry, briary and background scents of fresh raspberry and cold stone. The definition is very impressive. The palate is interesting – quite different from the previous vintages. I love the tannins here – very fine but lending the Pontet-Canet great backbone It is utterly harmonious but I feel more understated, perhaps more controlled than recent vintages. The finish is much more introspective – a Pauillac politely informing you to go away and wait before bottling before making any judgement! This is a divine Pontet Canet - very succinct." Neal Martin, Wine Journal, May 2013
Provenance: The Multitude Cellar
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $425

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