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Chateau Pontet-Canet Pauillac

Wine Details

Region

BordeauxFrance

Wine Description

(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.

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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)

    almost 5 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.

    about 4 years
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    산도 적당, 부드러운 감촉. 파워가 약하고 빨리 꺽임

    about 7 years
Expert Reviews
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  • International Wine Cellar
    (2004 Vintage) Deep medium ruby. Precise aromas of cassis, black cherry, licorice and flowers. Sweet, broad, dense and focused, with terrific purity and depth of fruit. Finishes with noble, broad tannins and outstanding persistence. Like the 2003 version, this wine really saturates the entire palate with flavor.
  • Robert Parker
    (2004 Vintage) Rating: 90+/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 06/01/2007
  • Wine Spectator
    (2004 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 00/00/0
  • Robert Parker
    (2009 Vintage) Rating: 100/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 02/21/2012
  • Wine Spectator
    (2009 Vintage) Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/11/2012