Château Pontet-Canet

Les Hauts De Pontet Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend

9.1152 ratings
9.117 pro ratings
Pauillac, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Tom Higgins

Owner/Winemaker Heart & Hands Wine Company

9.3

Aromas of raw meat and iron with a touch of integrated va. The flavors pop with plum, currant, cassis and a tight acid core. The medium weight tannins carry this wine nicely and it will probably age gracefully for another 5-8 years.

Aromas of raw meat and iron with a touch of integrated va. The flavors pop with plum, currant, cassis and a tight acid core. The medium weight tannins carry this wine nicely and it will probably age gracefully for another 5-8 years.

1 person found it helpfulApr 23rd, 2015
Isaac Pirolo

I was mentally prepared for a wine that had begun its slow descent. Instead, like a United security officer, it immediately punched me in the face, but in a sort of stately, gentlemanly sort of way. The broad-shouldered structure still manages to contain the pungent damp clay, fresh cherry, tea leaf, underbrush, tobacco, cedar, and worcestershire. For a second wine from a fifth growth, this seems to defy its age. Superb.

I was mentally prepared for a wine that had begun its slow descent. Instead, like a United security officer, it immediately punched me in the face, but in a sort of stately, gentlemanly sort of way. The broad-shouldered structure still manages to contain the pungent damp clay, fresh cherry, tea leaf, underbrush, tobacco, cedar, and worcestershire. For a second wine from a fifth growth, this seems to defy its age. Superb.

Apr 13th, 2017
Phil Stice

Shows so sweet. Weirdly sweet. I don't know if it's bc it's at the end of the tasting but tastes modern and forced

Shows so sweet. Weirdly sweet. I don't know if it's bc it's at the end of the tasting but tastes modern and forced

Dec 4th, 2015
Aaron Horton

A baby, could use a few more years.

A baby, could use a few more years.

Oct 17th, 2015
Kyle Pallischeck

Out of a large lineup of 2000's, the only Bordeaux that caught my favor.

Out of a large lineup of 2000's, the only Bordeaux that caught my favor.

Apr 9th, 2015
Parag Lalit

5th growth? Really!?

5th growth? Really!?

Mar 31st, 2015
Beau Carufel

Winemaker/Owner Random Wine Company

9.3

Woot! Showed well, also, was bretty. Yet, I loved this wine.

Woot! Showed well, also, was bretty. Yet, I loved this wine.

Aug 7th, 2014
Luiz Alberto

Founder TheWineHub.com, #winelover

9.1

Complex with layers of flavors... Amazingly fresh for a 1998! This bottle made this #winelover #happy!! :)

Complex with layers of flavors... Amazingly fresh for a 1998! This bottle made this #winelover #happy!! :)

Apr 14th, 2014
RustyR

Cinimon

Cinimon

Sep 9th, 2018