Château Grand-Pontet: Tasting & Drinking
Having checked in on Château Grand-Pontet over a few years I came to expect a wine of polished style and good quality, but very much in the modern vein. They were typically dark, concentrated and full of flavour, but they also tend to be very rich in tannin and extract. My notes tend to be peppered with words such as kirsch, cherry, extract and occasionally chocolate.
Despite the quality of the wines, and a good-sized vineyards of 14 hectares, it still seemed to me that the wines were too easily and frequently overlooked. There are so many châteaux vying for our attention in St Emilion, even if we restrict ourselves to only the grand cru classé châteaux, that it is not impossible for some properties to slip between the cracks, the estates and their wines passed over in favour of more famous names. Château Grand-Pontet was perhaps one of those properties, but it did not deserve to be disregarded.
Of course, today such concerns are no longer relevant, the domaine having been absorbed into Château Quintus. I expect my tasting note on the 2020 barrel sample below will be my final addition to this profile. (29/7/20, updated 3/11/21)Please log in to continue reading: