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96 Ratings
Château Pontet-Canet Pauillac 5ème Grand Cru Classé

Wine Description

(1998 Vintage) Pure blackcurrant nose with a touch of pencil lead. Tight now but fine powerful black fruits underneath. Well-defined. Cigar-box. Good grip and depth. Excellent effort.

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    (2002 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/31/2005
  • Robert Parker
    (2002 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/25/2005
  • International Wine Cellar
    (2001 Vintage) Good red-ruby color. Sexy, highly aromatic nose combines black raspberry, licorice, mint, minerals and flowers. Classy, bright Pauillac, with suave dark berry and mineral flavors nicely shaped by firm acidity. Offers early sex appeal but has the structure for a long life in bottle. Finishes with ripe, spreading tannins and excellent grip and length.
  • Wine & Spirits
    (2001 Vintage) International Wine Cellar - Stephen Tanzer (2004) - 90 February 2010
  • Wine Advocate
    (2001 Vintage) Rating: (89-91) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 146 on Apr-03