2002 Chateau Pontet-Canet Pauillac
126 Ratings
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126 Ratings
2002 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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    92 points Wine Spectator A solid wine with berry, currant and mineral character. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a long finish. Racy. Alfred Tesseron is making excellent wine nearly every year now. One of the few 2002s better than 2001. (3/ 2005) 91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar Red-ruby. Cool aromas of blackcurrant, espresso and menthol. Then sweet and pliant in the mouth, with concentrated, very pure currant, chocolate and mint flavors. Wonderfully smooth for the vintage. Broadens out impressively on the back end, finishing with firm, ripe tannins. (6/ 2005) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate As most well-informed insiders in Bordeaux know, proprietor Alfred Tesseron has been doing everything right since 1994 in order to fully develop the enormous potential of this vineyard adjacent to Mouton-Rothschild. Some serious work is done in the vineyard including de-budding, de-leafing, and crop-thinning. The harvest usually takes place in several attempts trying to maximize ripeness and there are two separate sorting tables. Yields have dropped dramatically, and of course there is a severe selection. (4/ 2005)

    over 2 years
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    Pontet Canet 2002 - Robert Parker Tasting Notes 88 points This wine has seemingly gone to sleep and is in a dormant, ungracious stage, exhibiting notes of green tea leaves intermixed with red and black currants in its dusty nose. A medium-bodied wine with moderately high tannin and a certain austerity, it seems to be a much less impressive effort than I thought from barrel or is it just impossibly closed’ There is still substantial size and tannic clout to the wine, but the fruit seems to have gone into hiding. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2020+. * As most well-informed insiders in Bordeaux know, proprietor Alfred Tesseron has been doing everything right since 1994 in order to fully develop the enormous potential of this vineyard adjacent to Mouton-Rothschild. Some serious work is done in the vineyard including de-budding, de-leafing, and crop-thinning. The harvest usually takes place in several attempts trying to maximize ripeness and there are two separate sorting tables. Yields have dropped dramatically, and of course there is a severe selection.

    over 1 year
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    산도 적당, 부드러운 감촉. 파워가 약하고 빨리 꺽임

    over 4 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/31/2005
  • Robert Parker
    Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/25/2005