Pontet-Canet 2020 En Primeur: “highly recommended!”

  • The wine has been released internationally at £890 (12×75).
  • “luxuriously rich from start to finish,” according to Antonio Galloni.
  • The 2020 looks Fair Value when taking Wine Advocate scores into account.

The 2020 Pontet-Canet has been released for €74.4 per bottle ex-négociant, up 28.3% on the 2019 release.

The international trade is offering the wine for £890 per 12×75, 1.1% more than the current Market Price of the 2019 (£880).

Critical opinion

Antonio Galloni awarded the wine 95-97 points. He said, “the 2020 Pontet-Canet is a captivating effort from the Tesseron family.”

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW said the wine is a “fascinating expression of the vintage and highly recommended!” Perrotti-Brown awarded the wine 96-98+.

James Suckling awarded 98-99 points and Jane Anson gave a 97.

Fair Value

Prices for Pontet-Canet correlate best with Wine Advocate scores, as seen in the chart below.

The outlier however, is 2019 which falls well below the fair value line having been scored 99-points and released at a large discount last year. The wine has since risen 20.2% in price from release but still looks good value.

Today’s release has been priced fairly when using Wine Advocate scores. Buyers using scores from the Benchmark Critic (lead chart, above) may wish to consider the 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2017 vintages, all with 93-points and all at significant discounts to the 2020.

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