1998 Chateau Pontet-Canet Pauillac
115 Ratings
Detail
115 Ratings
1998 Chateau Pontet-Canet Pauillac

Wine Description

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.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2004 Vintage) Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2007! "Shows beautiful aromas of crushed berries and currant, with hints of mineral. Full-bodied, with lovely currant, licorice and mint. Long and caressing. Very refined and balanced. Another winner from Pontet-Canet. Best after 2011." Wine Spectator93 points "Backward and powerful for the vintage, this blue/purple-colored 2004 exhibits classic creme de cassis, smoke, incense, and spring flower characteristics. Medium to full-bodied, dense, and excruciatingly tannic, t...

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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 & Spirits
    (From 2001 Vintage) International Wine Cellar - Stephen Tanzer (2004) - 90 February 2010
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 2001 Vintage) Rating: (89-91) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 146 on Apr-03
  • Robert Parker
    (From 2001 Vintage)
  • 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.