Club Pontet Labrie - Château Pontet Labrie 2016-2020
Jonathan Maltus started in Saint Emilion in 1994 with a small vineyard - Château Teyssier, which he has added to over the years, so that he now has 50 hectares under vines. He was early and significant in the garagiste movement with the introduction of Le Dôme in 1996, a remarkable expression of Cabernet Franc that Robert Parker frequently rates in the top 90’s, including scores of 99 and 100 points for 2009 and 2010. Meanwhile, his last single vineyard release - Vieux Château Mazerat (VCM) in 2008 was, alongside Cheval Blanc and Ausone, the only Saint Emilion to be awarded five stars from Decanter.
As Will Lyons of The Wall Street Journal and the Sunday Times commented ‘What Jonathan has achieved in Bordeaux is nothing short of remarkable’.
Jonathan has one last boutique vineyard (just over a hectare) on the plateau in Saint Emilion up his sleeve, planted on some of the best soils in the region, with old vines (some pre-'56), surrounded by Grand Cru Classé châteaux. He approached Tom in Summer 2014 as wanted to offer the wine on a strict allocation-only basis directly to an exclusive clientele - our own Grand Crew and affiliates. And so an exciting new collaboration was born with a project title "Le Chapeau" which has come to fruition with the 'Pontet Labrie'.
Club Pontet Labrie
One of the most thrilling parts of Honest Grapes is our exclusive project with the illustrious 100-point, OBE awarded winemaker Jonathan Maltus. Situated on one of the best Grand Cru sites on the limestone plateau of St Emilion, with an annual production of just 300 cases and critic scores into the high 90s, Pontet Labrie is one of the world’s rarest and most coveted fine wines.
Club members receive two annual cases of each vintage of a 96+ point rated Grand Cru Saint Emilion from one of Bordeaux’ most famous winemakers, that only 150 people globally have access to (personalised large formats available).
The Events & Network
Access to a programme of great wine-based experiences, across Europe, with a fascinating bunch of successful fellow bon viveurs, including “at home” fine wine dinners and tastings in London and Bordeaux, with the winemaker himself and other luxury partners.
Investing in Pleasure
The accompanying prestige with production moving into the new Norman Foster designed winery (due for completion 2021), and expectation of subsequent upgrade in the 2022 Saint Emilion re-classification, is very likely to result in a positive upward market re-positioning of Jonathan Maltus’s wines.
to allocations of our most sought-after fine wines and discounts to market on specifically chosen wines.