1981 Chateau Pontet-Canet Pauillac
126 Ratings
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126 Ratings
1981 Chateau Pontet-Canet Pauillac

Wine Description

(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.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 1990 Vintage) Diffuse, weedy, red and black currant notes along with hints of earth and licorice emerge from this mid-weight Pauillac.

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Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
    (From 2004 Vintage) Rating: 90+/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 06/01/2007
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2004 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 00/00/0
  • 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
  • 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.