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93 Ratings
Château Pontet-Canet Pauillac 5ème Grand Cru Classé

Wine Description

The 2005 vintage of this wine was ranked #7 on the Wine Spectator's Top 10 Wines of 2008

Very intense color. Very strong nose, dominated above all by fruity notes and a high mineral content. Cultivation methods add a touch of additional complexity. Strong palate and full-flavored. The wine is structured, with very smooth tannins. The finish is long and savory.

Cabernet Sauvignon 62%, Merlot 33%, Cabernet Franc 3%, Petit-Verdot 2%

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    Actually had the 2008 which was decent but not as good a 2006.

    about 8 years
Expert Reviews
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  • International Wine Cellar
    Saturated medium ruby. Inky cassis, black raspberry, graphite and pungent minerality on the very ripe nose. Dense, rich and silky, with a brooding inky minerality and an almost liqueur-like dark fruit sweetness leavened by a savory peppery element. This very ripe, deep and concentrated wine boasts wonderful lushness without any undue weight thanks to its sheer energy. Like its neighbor Mouton-Rothschild, Pontet-Canet's 2006 conveys a powerful impression of soil character. Finishes with serious du...
  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 92-94 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 4/07
  • Wine Advocate
    Rating: 93-95+ - As reviewed by Wine Advocate on 5/07
  • James Suckling
  • Wine Enthusiast