Château Pontet-Canet

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend

9.22037 ratings
9.3386 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
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.3

Tasting Group. My 4th, group 2nd. BD distanced tasting @ Corison Winery. Spice, cassis, anise. Darkest. Layered, full, resolved. Long

Tasting Group. My 4th, group 2nd. BD distanced tasting @ Corison Winery. Spice, cassis, anise. Darkest. Layered, full, resolved. Long

Aug 11th, 2020
Sipping Fine Wine

A blend of 65% Cab Sauv, 30% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot. Dark Ruby with ripe fruit aromas & herb notes. On the palate black cherry & blackberry, currant-like, with tobacco, cacao and smoky oak notes. Dusty fine tannins, long finish ending with fruit and earthy mineral tones, just starting to drink well but will last for then next decade+. Tasting Sample!

A blend of 65% Cab Sauv, 30% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot. Dark Ruby with ripe fruit aromas & herb notes. On the palate black cherry & blackberry, currant-like, with tobacco, cacao and smoky oak notes. Dusty fine tannins, long finish ending with fruit and earthy mineral tones, just starting to drink well but will last for then next decade+. Tasting Sample!

Jul 31st, 2020
LM Segal

A solid showing for a tough vintage Pontet-Canet. Benefitted from a 1.5 hr decant, rich cedar on the nose, brambly strawberry and red cherry fruit mixed with saddle leather notes, bit of barnyard. Quite nice, feels like it could get a bit better.

A solid showing for a tough vintage Pontet-Canet. Benefitted from a 1.5 hr decant, rich cedar on the nose, brambly strawberry and red cherry fruit mixed with saddle leather notes, bit of barnyard. Quite nice, feels like it could get a bit better.

Jul 22nd, 2020
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2008 | classic, blackberries, confiture, autumn leaves, chocolate, humus, still tannins, could have had a bit more refinement in my opinion

Vintage 2008 | classic, blackberries, confiture, autumn leaves, chocolate, humus, still tannins, could have had a bit more refinement in my opinion

Jun 9th, 2020
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2013 | blackberry, rosehip, cherries, too young, very concentrated, a beast!

Vintage 2013 | blackberry, rosehip, cherries, too young, very concentrated, a beast!

Jun 9th, 2020
Web Bond

Classic for era/time period. Wines are arguably a step up in more recent vintages with Bio farming and all the additional knowledge and experience time provides.

Classic for era/time period. Wines are arguably a step up in more recent vintages with Bio farming and all the additional knowledge and experience time provides.

Mar 22nd, 2020
Alex Lallos

Owner No Limit Fine Wines, Private Wine Consultant

9.6

Beautifully dark and rich. So typically pontet canet and to that extent, typically pauillac in style. Beautiful example of the pontet style and the ripe 2003 vintage. I personally love where the 03s are right now. Very hedonistic but starting to show some secondary aromas and flavors. The 03s never seem to shut down and just continue to get better and better

Beautifully dark and rich. So typically pontet canet and to that extent, typically pauillac in style. Beautiful example of the pontet style and the ripe 2003 vintage. I personally love where the 03s are right now. Very hedonistic but starting to show some secondary aromas and flavors. The 03s never seem to shut down and just continue to get better and better

Feb 25th, 2020
Rick Baumgarten

Thanks, Roseann for this and the tab at Joe’s, our fave restaurant. This was what you want and expect in a fine, mature, vintage Bdx. Elegant and subtle while being mouth filling with rich, complex flavors.

Thanks, Roseann for this and the tab at Joe’s, our fave restaurant. This was what you want and expect in a fine, mature, vintage Bdx. Elegant and subtle while being mouth filling with rich, complex flavors.

Jan 12th, 2020
Daniel P. Drake

Christmas-Eve we had family over so it was time to enjoy some nice wine. Out of my wine room I started us out with this gem the 2008 Château Pontet-Canet a beautiful expression of Pauillac on the Left Bank. Totally a reason why I have come to love Bordeaux.

On the nose there is black cherry, red raspberry, black currant, licorice, chocolate, some pencil lead and earth.

The palate is still very expressive with black cherry, raspberry, black currant, green bell pepper, graphite, soft oak notes, cassis and earth.

This is a medium to full bodied wine with a smooth velvety mouthfeel, medium + acidity and medium + polished smooth tannins that lead right into a long dark fruit finish. What a lovely wine this is from the 2008 vintage. Happy Holidays to everyone, enjoy your time off with loved ones and stay safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

Christmas-Eve we had family over so it was time to enjoy some nice wine. Out of my wine room I started us out with this gem the 2008 Château Pontet-Canet a beautiful expression of Pauillac on the Left Bank. Totally a reason why I have come to love Bordeaux.

On the nose there is black cherry, red raspberry, black currant, licorice, chocolate, some pencil lead and earth.

The palate is still very expressive with black cherry, raspberry, black currant, green bell pepper, graphite, soft oak notes, cassis and earth.

This is a medium to full bodied wine with a smooth velvety mouthfeel, medium + acidity and medium + polished smooth tannins that lead right into a long dark fruit finish. What a lovely wine this is from the 2008 vintage. Happy Holidays to everyone, enjoy your time off with loved ones and stay safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

Dec 25th, 2019
Alex Lallos

Owner No Limit Fine Wines, Private Wine Consultant

9.5

Absolutely awesome in every way. Youthful and dark with a lot of fruit. Starting to show some secondary flavors and aromatics but still so young. 00, 03 and 05 Pontet canet are amazing right now but heck 04, 06 and pretty much every vintage since 2000 are amazing. What a top notch producer. This is showing beautifully. My favorite Bordeaux of the night

Absolutely awesome in every way. Youthful and dark with a lot of fruit. Starting to show some secondary flavors and aromatics but still so young. 00, 03 and 05 Pontet canet are amazing right now but heck 04, 06 and pretty much every vintage since 2000 are amazing. What a top notch producer. This is showing beautifully. My favorite Bordeaux of the night

Dec 15th, 2019