A reasonably priced Pontet Canet. This château has been on the run since 2010 vintage. Highly priced in top vintages so 2013 vintage is a good and affordable intro to find out how great it is. Biodynamic certified.
WA 92, JS 93, Rene Gabriel 17/20 (founder of Gabriel Glas and No. 1 Swiss wine critic)
Wine Advocate-Parker 92 pts:
A blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, this biodynamically farmed vineyard (a rarity, but increasing in the Bordeaux viticulture), had tiny yields of only 15 hectoliters per hectare. This doesn't translate into super concentration, but this is certainly an outstanding effort in an extremely difficult vintage. The wine has a dense purple color, and classic creme de cassis, licorice and mocha and espresso roast notes that Pontet-Canet has displayed recently. The wine is medium-bodied, possesses excellent purity, equilibrium and sweet, but noticeable tannin. This is by no means at the level of the great vintages that have been so common of late from this incredible property on the Plateau of Pauillac across from Mouton Rothschild, but it's certainly one of the vintage's more noteworthy efforts. Give it 2-3 years of bottle age and drink it over the following 15 or so years