Original
176 Ratings
Chateau Pontet-Canet Pauillac

Wine Details

Region

BordeauxFrance

Wine Description

A nose in which violet and red fruit predominate over distinguished woodiness. The full attack is followed by a very fleshy structure with plenty of volume and breeding. The high quality tannins reveal no trace of roughness. Impressive length.

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    tasted at Pappas/Texsomm

    over 6 years
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  • International Wine Cellar
    Ruby-red. Roasted blackberry, coffee and mocha on the nose, along with a grapey quality. Fat, superripe and sweet; wonderfully full, sexy and broad. Just this side of exotic, but sound natural acidity gives shape to the thick, mellow dark berry and chocolate flavors. Finishes with substantial tannins and resounding length. This will be drinkable several years earlier than the 2005.
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    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.
  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/31/2006
  • Robert Parker
    Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 08/21/2014