Pontet-Canet is a large Pauillac estate
that can trace its origins back to 1725, when Jean-François Pontet gave his
name to the estate he had acquired. The wine was not château-bottled until 1972
and in 1975 the property was sold to Guy Tesseron, of the Tesseron family, one
of the finest exponents of luxury, very old, aged Cognacs.
The Tesserons have vastly improved the quality of the
Pontet-Canet wines which are now full-bodied and packed with ripe, chewy, black
fruits and finely integrated tannins. The wines posseses marvellous ageing