128 Ratings
Chateau Pontet-Canet Pauillac
$249.00 USD
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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

Explosive, superripe aromas of black raspberry, lead pencil and sweet oak. Velvety-sweet and pungently oaky in the mouth, with a firm supporting spine of acidity giving the wine a vibrant, sappy quality. Finishes very long, with substantial but lush tannins. Potentially the finest vintage yet from this estate.

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    nose. manure. earthy and green. taste. red berries. silky finish

    over 4 years
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    drinking enjoyably now

    about 5 years
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    Rockin Bdx

    7 months
Expert Reviews
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  • 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 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
  • Robert Parker
    (From 2009 Vintage) Rating: 100/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 02/21/2012