1998 Chateau Pontet-Canet Pauillac
126 Ratings
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126 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 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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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.

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    drank june 2012. cigar box!! great length. fantastic. 3 hours after decanting the cigar aroma is coming though much more strongly.

    almost 3 years
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.