Château Pontet-Canet Pauillac 5ème Grand Cru Classé
(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.
International Wine CellarGood 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 & SpiritsInternational Wine Cellar - Stephen Tanzer (2004) - 90 February 2010
Wine AdvocateRating: (89-91) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 146 on Apr-03
Wine SpectatorRating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 3/04