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1994 Ch Pontet-Canet

July 14, 2010

Double decanted for an hour and shared purely between myself and PS at Foo House this evening over an excellent steak, as well as a glass with chef Robert Foo for the outstanding dinner. The 1994 Ch Pontet-Canet was a dull “dirty-looking” purple, but the nose was immediately recognisable as Pauillac, the cedar, ash, tobacco and dried leaves were quite unmistakable. Medium-bodied on the palate with a much gentler entry than a bottle tasted at See Lim’s some 3 years back (where it was dense and monolithic), revealing excellent fruit concentration marked by fairly intense supple tannins, already developing deep secondary flavours of cassis, cinnamon and old leather against a background of plums and dark berries. This is probably the best of several of this same wine that I’ve had over the years. Drinking really well now. Excellent. My last bottle.

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