(From 2005 Vintage) Black in color, with aromas of blackberry, black licorice, tar, mineral and fresh flowers. Full-bodied and powerful, with ultrafine tannins that last for minutes on the palate. A polished, thought-provoking wine. Shows wonderful purity of Cabernet Sauvignon.
(From 2003 Vintage) Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2006!"One of the great successes of the vintage and certainly one of the most profound Pontet-Canets made over the last decade is the 2003. Deep purple to the rim with a glorious nose of scorched earth, black currant jam, smoke, licorice, and roasted meats, it is full-bodied, incredibly powerful, dense, with low acidity but high tannin, broad-shouldered, and savory. This is a stunning, pure, classic Pontet-Canet that should be at its best between 2010 and 2035."-Wine Ad...
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(From 2003 Vintage) This vintage, which may be a little uneven in Pomerol and St. Emilion, is going to rate as very good to excellent in Pauillac as it does in neighboring St. Julien. We taste Chateau Lynch-Bages at 88-90 points and rate its local peers even higher in this vintage with Pontet-Canet jumping out at 89-91 points and Chateau Grand-Puy-Lacoste in the same range.
Wine Spectator(From 2002 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/31/2005
Robert Parker(From 2002 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/25/2005
Robert Parker(From 2009 Vintage) Rating: 100/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 02/21/2012
Wine Spectator(From 2009 Vintage) Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/11/2012