Grand Pontet 2019 (1.5L)
Critic Scores, Reviews & Descriptions
92 - 94 JD / 92 DE / 91 -93 VM / 91-92 JS / 88-90 WA
Lots of pure cassis, spring flowers, spice, and cedar pencil notes emerge from the 2019 Château Grand-Pontet, a medium to full-bodied, elegant 2019 delivering silky tannins and a great finish. Shining more for it elegance and purity than power, with a terrific sense of minerality, it's going to drink beautifully for two decades.- Jeb Dunnuck
Dark fruit and rich concentration clear from the first nose, this is certainly trying hard to make an impact. It takes its foot off the pedal just before going over the top, and has a lovely crushed mint leaf finish that is extremely seductive. Impressive, as long as you sit with it for long enough for the minerality and austerity to come through. A yield of 51hl/ha. Owned by the Pourquet-Bécot family, Jean-Philippe Fort consultant. 55% new oak. 5% Malbec completes the blend.- Jane Anson, Decanter
The 2019 Grand-Pontet is a very pretty Saint-Émilion. Floral notes, cedar, mint and sweet tobacco give the 2019 lovely aromatic complexity. Medium in body, with gorgeous red berry fruit, the 2019 has a lot to offer. All the elements meld together nicely in this mid-weight, juicy Saint-Émilion that speaks to balance above all else.
Blackberry, sliced-mushroom and wet-earth character. It’s medium-to full-bodied. Flavorful finish.- James Suckling
The 2019 Grand-Pontet has a deep garnet-purple color and notes of crushed red and black plums, mulberries and blackberry pie with wafts of nutmeg and forest floor. The medium-bodied palate is packed with juicy, straightforward black berry flavors, framed by chewy tannins and finishing with appealing freshness.- Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate