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WTN: Chateau Pontet-Canet, 2002 (Kosher Edition)

by Daniel Rogov » Fri Aug 08, 2008 11:26 am

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Chateau Pontet-Canet, Paullac, 2002 (Kosher Edition): Dark ruby towards garnet, full-bodied, with generous but soft tannins and aromas and flavors of currants and wild berries. Gentle smoky wood and nice hints of minerals throughout, leading to a long, lightly spicy finish. Best from 2007-2015. Score 90. K (Tasted 15 Jan 2005)
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Re: WTN: Chateau Pontet-Canet, 2002 (Kosher Edition)

by David M. Bueker » Fri Aug 08, 2008 4:32 pm

Interesting. I didn't know PC did a kosher version. I've heard of Poyferre's. I wonder how many classed growths have kosher versions.
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Re: WTN: Chateau Pontet-Canet, 2002 (Kosher Edition)

by Menach N » Fri Aug 08, 2008 5:26 pm

David M. Bueker wrote:Interesting. I didn't know PC did a kosher version. I've heard of Poyferre's. I wonder how many classed growths have kosher versions.


i think that about it :cry:

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Re: WTN: Chateau Pontet-Canet, 2002 (Kosher Edition)

by Daniel Rogov » Fri Aug 08, 2008 6:33 pm

David, Hi....

Many Bordeaux chateaux do kosher wines, some classed, others not, some consistently excellent, others not. A few that come to mind....

Smith-Haut-Lafitte
Labegorce
Labegorce-Zede
Barrail de Zede
Giscours
Lafon Rochet
Chateau Tertre Daugay
de Valandraud
Peyrat-Fourthon
Fonbadet
Tour Des Agasseaux
Le Crock
Malartic Lagraviere
Rollan de By
Royaumont
La Tonnelle
Malmaison



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Re: WTN: Chateau Pontet-Canet, 2002 (Kosher Edition)

by Billy M » Mon Aug 11, 2008 4:59 pm

I would add
Ch Patris
Chateau De La Tour Clos - Vougeot and
Ch Yon Figeac (although the latest kosher version was the 2001 I believe)
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Re: WTN: Chateau Pontet-Canet, 2002 (Kosher Edition)

by Ryan M » Mon Aug 11, 2008 5:07 pm

Doesn't Lafite do a Kosher edition as well?
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Re: WTN: Chateau Pontet-Canet, 2002 (Kosher Edition)

by Daniel Rogov » Mon Aug 11, 2008 5:26 pm

Ryan, Hi.....

Neither Chateau Lafite Rothshchild or Chateau Mouton Rothschild have ever released a kosher edition. Nor, if my guess is correct, will they.

The Rothschild name does, however, appear on several kosher wines - Edmond de Rothschild, Malmaison of Nadine de Rothschild and others, but those wines have no direct connections to the two great Rothschild estates. To add to the confusion perhaps, there is a kosher wine from Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte. Notice though the difference in spelling, as the first represents a family of bankers while the second is related to the well-known pirate.

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Re: WTN: Chateau Pontet-Canet, 2002 (Kosher Edition)

by Billy M » Tue Aug 12, 2008 12:23 am

Daniel Rogov wrote: while the second is related to the well-known pirate.

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I knew there was some thievery involved when I saw the price tag :mrgreen:
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Re: WTN: Chateau Pontet-Canet, 2002 (Kosher Edition)

by Menach N » Tue Aug 12, 2008 2:53 am

David M. Bueker wrote:Interesting. I didn't know PC did a kosher version. I've heard of Poyferre's. I wonder how many classed growths have kosher versions.


is the Leoville Poyferre and the Pontet Canet the only classed growths in a kosher edition ? are any more, pehaps the Giscours Mrgx ? (actually maybe the Smith Haute Laffite ??)

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