1982 Château Pontet-Canet
Pontet-Canet has always been a legendary Médoc. It is deep ruby-red, crimson, and sometimes almost black colour and has a characteristic bouquet of black fruit (especially blackcurrant), liquorice, and prune as well as fig, cedar, and sometimes cocoa overtones. Pontet-Canet combines power and elegance, as well as concentration and fullness on the palate. Rather sinewy in style, Pontet-Canet is clearly a classical wine with a tannic structure that provides excellent ageing potential.
International Wine CellarRed-ruby. Quintessential Pauillac aromas of redcurrant, shoe polish and roast coffee. Chunky and warm, with limited personality. Firm acids give the finish a slight tartness.