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.
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
Wine Spectator(1995 Vintage) "Fabulous nose of crushed currants, blackberries and forest flowers. Full-bodied, with plenty of ripe fruit and silky tannins. This is really holding back.--'95/'96 Bordeaux retrospective. Best after 2010."
International Wine Cellar(2001 Vintage) Good 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 & Spirits(2001 Vintage) International Wine Cellar - Stephen Tanzer (2004) - 90 February 2010