After 25 years of overseeing his family's prized Pauillac estate, Alfred Tesseron has just released a range of beautifully curated vertical sets spanning two decades from what many consider the most popular wine of the appellation. That's right - Three 750ml bottles from four superb vintages in a custom box. The 2010 sure is showing well:
" The 2010 Pontet-Canet offers a very deep garnet color. Whoa—the nose explodes with a vast array of black fruit preserves and savory nuances: plum preserves, blackcurrant cordial, black cherry coulis and licorice with wafts of dried lavender, melted chocolate, charcuterie, black olives, truffles and camphor plus a hint of sandalwood. The full-bodied palate is completely filled with black fruits, exotic spices and earthy nuances with a firm foundation of ripe, grainy tannins and bold freshness, finishing with epic length and depth. So much more expressive and seductive than a lot of 2010s at this stage, and yet it is still incredibly youthful! 100 points." - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
This mighty vertical contains three bottles of each vintage: 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2012 all in a custom wood box. Arrival date is sometime around December 8th. I expect these to sell out pretty fast as Potet-Canet is one of the blue chip chateau that I look at when investing in futures. I still have several bottles from the '89 vintage that are aging much more graceful than most Hollywood elite with the same age!
If the price scares you, look at it this way...tell your spouse that this is an "investment" and all will be forgiven. Least that's what I do. Better yet...get three friends together and split the case three ways. This is the best way to really experience what Pauillac has to offer without having to drop the cash on Lafite.
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