Pontet-Canet - an object lesson
In Berry Bros' premises in St James's, London, towards the end of last year, Alfred Tesseron presented a range of vintages designed to display all the work he has invested in Ch Pontet-Canet since taking over in 1982. This is a property that has become hugely popular with many bordeaux lovers, encroaching on Ch Lynch Bages's status as a beloved and over-performing Pauillac fifth growth. My tasting notes on all the vintages of this century and a few significant ones from the 1990s are below but first, a few bons mots from M Tesseron. Pontet-Canet was certified biodynamic but Tesseron abandoned it in the very trying 2007...
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