“In my opinion, Sherlock’s in Atlanta has one of the best selections of top Bordeaux in America. Sherlock’s is one of the very top stores for Bordeaux wines that I have visited, with a great selection of Grand Cru Classe and many vintages of each.”
Jean-Louis Carbonnier / Chateau Palmer Director of the Americas
Forget everything, start afresh and erase old habits in order to reconnect with nature, be born anew! Alfred Tesseron and his team, led by Jean-Michel Comme, Pontet-Canet’s régisseur (estate manager) since 1989 have completely transformed both the vineyard and the identity of Château Pontet-Canet. Leaving behind conventional vine growing techniques in order to embrace organic and biodynamic methods, they have allowed the terroir to reclaim its origins; the vines seem liberated and the grapes have never been more beautiful. The wines of Pontet-Canet have progressed so much that they are now among the most prestigious in Bordeaux.
The family’s avowed ambition is to pass on the history of Château Pontet-Canet and secure its future. Today, it is Guy Tesseron’s descendants who own the estate: Alfred and his nieces Mélanie and Philippine, daughters of his late brother Gérard. Together, they have the same outlook. Alfred shares his vision of the estate with Mélanie, passing on to her its traditions, his outlook on vine growing and his passion for wine.
A shared state of mind and a particular sensitivity are the key factors which have propelled Château Pontet-Canet to the summit of Bordeaux wines in recent years. They are the expression of the Tesseron family’s quiet determination to ensure continuity over the long term.
2010 Chateau Pontet-Canet Pauillac $249.99*
~Quantities are limited~
Robert Parker 100 Points An absolutely amazing wine, from grapes harvested between the end of September and October 17, this blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot has close to 15% natural alcohol. It comes from one of the few biodynamic vineyards in Bordeaux, but you are likely to see many more, given the success that Tesseron seems to be having at all levels, both in his vineyards and in his fermentation/winemaking.
An astounding, compelling wine with the classic Pauillac nose more often associated with its cross-street neighbor, Mouton-Rothschild, creme de cassis, there are also some violets and other assorted floral notes. The wine has off-the-charts massiveness and intensity but never comes across as heavy, overbearing or astringent. The freshness, laser-like precision, and full-bodied, massive richness and extract are simply remarkable to behold and experience. It is very easy, to become jaded tasting such great wines from a great vintage, but it is really a privilege to taste something as amazing as this.
Case Price (15% Off) $2,549.89*/$212.49* bottle
6 Pack Price (10% Off) $1,349.94*/$224.99* bottle
Individual bottle purchases are welcome!