1999 Ch. Pontet Canet

This is a wine of deep purple colour having quite pronounced aromas of blackcurrant, plum, menthol, vegetal, violet, smoke, earth and a touch of leather. It is dry with medium acidity and alcohol. Tannin is quite high but ripe and fine-grained in nature. Medium intensity flavours of plum, black cherry, licorice and spice. Barely fuller than medium body. Fairly long length with plummy and spicy finish (91) Complex and well structured but tannin sticks out slightly. Those who want to have a silkier wine should wait for some more time.

Tasted on 31 December 2011