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Average (96) Ratings: 4.0 Hearts

Expert Ratings: 90.0/100 points

Tasting Note

This property, located adjacent to Mouton in Paulliac, has been in top form in recent years and now routinely produces wines of near-first growth class, with rich, concentrated cassis fruit and lush texture. Prices for this Fifth Growth estate have yet to catch up with quality. Vineyards date to the early eighteenth century, and the soil is extremely gravelly and drains well, characteristic of the best growing sites in Bordeaux. Pontet-Canet has one of the largest productions of any classified growth in the Medoc with a production of nearly 20,000 cases of its grand vin. Another 20,000 cases come from the estate's second wine: Les Hauts de Pontet.