Pont des Arts 2010 'Zao Wou-Ki' Rive Droite Bordeaux

Pont des Arts 2010 'Zao Wou-Ki' Rive Droite Bordeaux

With Margaux pedigree
2010 Under $20???
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With Margaux pedigree
2010 Under $20???

Mission Codename Cross the bridge

This wine has NO business being this good for the price. A perfectly aged Bordeaux powerhouse made under the auspices of THE Château Margaux’s Paul Pontallier!

For a monumental 75% OFF!! At $19 this sort of quality from Bordeaux is unheard of. Can’t think of a more impressive discovery from France this year.

First, the bottle. It’s a heavy one - sorry delivery people who have to haul this around. And that beautiful label? It’s a joint venture between Zao Wou-Ki and Pont des Arts, a high-end French wine venture meant to merge art and wine. The 85-year-old artist’s work is impressive and beautiful, no doubt - but let’s be honest… what matters is the wine inside.

And WOW. The 2010 vintage was one for the books in Bordeaux, so obviously that helps here.

Mostly made from Merlot with a balance of Cabernet Franc, it shows the Right Bank but still, we were not prepared for the level of complexity and sky-high towering structure inside. Still packed with ripe fruit but starting to show a nice layer of tertiary notes. It’s a fantastic voyage into the aging potential with some incredible complexity that’ll make your head spin. Dried mixed berries. Tar and graphite. Black licorice, dusty forest floor. Tobacco and black olives. All pieced together like an intricate puzzle.

Serious money-wine feel through and through. Once cost a reasonable $75. Now for how much??!

Take a flyer on a few cases or bottles - you’ll be very impressed for the price.

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Tasting Profile Dried berries, tar, graphite, licorice, forest floor

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Pont des Arts 2010 'Zao Wou-Ki' Rive Droite Bordeaux 750ml Wine Label
Look

Striking garnet with ruby reflections and a broad crimson edge

Smell

Dried mixed berries, tar, graphite, black licorice, dusty forest floor

Taste

Still packed with ripe fruit but starting to show a nice layer of tertiary notes

Finish

Tobacco, black olives too, complexity, and sky-high towering structure

Pairing

Delicate and saucy roasted beef, game or poultry, or with cigars after dinner

What the Winery Says 2010 'Zao Wou-Ki' Rive Droite Bordeaux

Pont des Arts
Pont des Arts
Winemaking consultant
Paul Pontallier
Varietals
90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc
Vintage
2010
Alcohol
14%
Appellation
Right Bank, Bordeaux
Vineyards
Undisclosed
Aging
20 months
Barrels
70% new French oak

About the Winery Pont des Arts

Pont des Arts Winemaker Paul Pontallier
Pont des Arts Winemaker Paul Pontallier
Pont des Arts 2010 'Zao Wou-Ki' Rive Droite Bordeaux 750ml Wine Bottle
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Pont des Arts 2010 'Zao Wou-Ki' Rive Droite Bordeaux 750ml Wine Bottle
Offer Expired Dec 28, 2021 at 11:59 pm
$00.00
Price Redacted
$75.00
Elsewhere