Château Pontet-Canet 2022 Released

Another big wine released yesterday. Château Pontet-Canet 2022 is being offered by the international trade for £1,077 per 12×75, an 21% increase on the 2021’s opening price (£890 a case). With very high critic scores this year compared to other vintages and still at a discount to 2016 it could be a popular wine on the secondary market a few years down the line due to it’s definite popularity.

Neal Martin (Vinous) awarded the wine a barrel range of 94-96 points, praising the ‘fine balance’ and ‘long residual peppery note’ on the finish. Admitting that he has ‘not pulled any punches’ for recent vintages that have strayed from the style of Pauillac, he notes that the 2022 Pontet-Canet is ‘safely within the appellation’.

Other critics were also interested in regional style, with Lisa Perrotti-Brown (Wine Independent) calling the wine ‘Pauillac in all its powerful, energetic glory’. She scored it at a range of 97-99 points.

Jane Anson (Inside Bordeaux) rated the wine at 94 points, highlighting the ‘vivid plum colour, violet reflections [and] chewy tannins’, that hit the palate immediately.

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