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Château Pontet-Labrie, 2017

Château Pontet-Labrie, 2017

JCP Maltus | Bordeaux, France | 75cl
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Pontet Labrie is a single vineyard Grand Cru Saint-Émilion, owned by one of the original Bordeaux ‘garagistes’, 100-point winemaker Jonathan Maltus OBE. Jonathan has evolved his winemaking philosophy pioneering a Burgundian approach, unusual in Bordeaux, focussing on small production, single site cuvées (rather than blending his various blocks, like everyone else). In 2014 he approached us as he owned a single 1ha of vines on a prime site of the prestigious plateau of Saint-Émilion, with vines pre-dating the frost of 1957, which he believed had the potential to be the Merlot-based equivalent to his famous Le Dôme.

The six vintages produced have attracted excellent 94/96+ point reviews and, given the exceptionally limited production, are immediately collector’s items, even featuring in the Robb Report’s “Hard To Get” feature on the world’s most elusive bottles. Pontet Labrie has been produced across the greatest six vintage run in Bordeaux’ history – 2015-2020, every year a winner and showing the individual character one would expect from a single vineyard wine. In August 2022 Prince Robert of Luxembourg’s Domaine Clarence Dillon (owner of First Growth Haut Brion and La Mission Haut Brion) bought the other 14ha of the vineyard from the owner, convinced of the quality of the terroir. This only helps to enhance the allure of Pontet Labrie.

The vineyard produces a maximum 300 cases of this exceptional Merlot/Cabernet Franc and allocations are available exclusively through Honest Grapes.

Read about a Club Pontet Labrie membership.

What the critics say:

94/100Antonio Galloni, Vinous

"The 2017 Pontet Labrie is distinguished in this range by its bright, floral-infused aromatics and red-toned fruit. Gracious and silky, but with plenty of the richness that is characteristic of these wines, the 2017 is positively stellar. Big, ample and rich, this dark-fruited, floral wine finishes with tremendous depth and a good deal of grip, too."

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About JCP Maltus

From benchmark St Émilion Grand Cru Château Teyssier to icons Pontet Labrie and Le Dôme, Jonathan Maltus (with help of head winemaker Neil Whyte) has one of the most formidable ranges in Bordeaux and beyond, yet the wines always bear the Maltus stamp: his trademark “cashmere” tannins wrapped around a core rich, succulent fruit.

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