Château Pontet-Canet

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend

9.21588 ratings
9.2307 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
Antonio Galloni

Founder, Vinous

9.4

Exotic, deep bouquet of mulling spices, orange peel, sweet pipe tobacco and rose petal. Beautifully layered on the palate, with remarkable persistence and balance. Superb! 1947 Pontet Canet (recorked in 1986).

Exotic, deep bouquet of mulling spices, orange peel, sweet pipe tobacco and rose petal. Beautifully layered on the palate, with remarkable persistence and balance. Superb! 1947 Pontet Canet (recorked in 1986).

Dec 23rd, 2017
Yoon Ha

Master Sommelier/Wine Director Benu

9.2

Sweet maturing fruit, lovely balance. At 15 years old, the 5th growth '99s are in full stride.

Sweet maturing fruit, lovely balance. At 15 years old, the 5th growth '99s are in full stride.

10 people found it helpfulAug 7th, 2014
Peter Alig

Wine Educator Robert Mondavi Winery, Von Holt Wines

8.8

Just learned that Mr. Parker gave this 100 points. Nose is stunningly perfumed, exotic, complex. Palate fades a bit too quickly. Alcohol seems higher than stated 14%. Not a perfect wine, but very good.

Just learned that Mr. Parker gave this 100 points. Nose is stunningly perfumed, exotic, complex. Palate fades a bit too quickly. Alcohol seems higher than stated 14%. Not a perfect wine, but very good.

9 people found it helpfulJun 10th, 2014
Rob Landsness

Brand Ambassador/Agent Jeffrey Davis Signature Selections

8.8

Bright nose, jumps out of the glass, fresh. Balanced with a long finish, fine integrated tannins, not a deep dark wine, but lively and delicate

Bright nose, jumps out of the glass, fresh. Balanced with a long finish, fine integrated tannins, not a deep dark wine, but lively and delicate

5 people found it helpfulApr 1st, 2014
Jordan Mackay

Wine Editor San Francisco Magazine

9.0

Lovely.

Lovely.

5 people found it helpfulMar 23rd, 2014
Andrew Lampasone

Owner Wine Watch Selections

9.0

2000 nice evolution fresh earth red currants and cassis very complex bouquet cigar box. Very smooth and balanced but still has a good hand of tannins red currant exotic spice sand a long layered finish 50+ most excellent 2006 very forward and fruity bouquet light smoke cigar box and fresh earth smooth and evolved on the palate very smooth drinking nicely right now. Finish 45+ excellent + 2010 first certification year lovely complexity toasty oak spice dark currant and coffee fresh earth very well endowed tannins are a bit hard but lots of everything and a long finish 50+ killer

2000 nice evolution fresh earth red currants and cassis very complex bouquet cigar box. Very smooth and balanced but still has a good hand of tannins red currant exotic spice sand a long layered finish 50+ most excellent 2006 very forward and fruity bouquet light smoke cigar box and fresh earth smooth and evolved on the palate very smooth drinking nicely right now. Finish 45+ excellent + 2010 first certification year lovely complexity toasty oak spice dark currant and coffee fresh earth very well endowed tannins are a bit hard but lots of everything and a long finish 50+ killer

5 people found it helpfulFeb 25th, 2013
Kristie Tacey

Lovely nose of violets, cranberry, red currant, mocha, petrichor, and charcoal. The pallet is muted comparatively, but enjoyable.

Lovely nose of violets, cranberry, red currant, mocha, petrichor, and charcoal. The pallet is muted comparatively, but enjoyable.

2 people found it helpfulJan 11th, 2018
Brian Shaw

Beyond description. The 04 vintage is where it's at. Sure, 2005 was massive but so was the fruit. It was short lived in terms of aging. 2004 allowed for character and depth and flavor of fig, bright red fruit and spice. This wine has another half decade or more before it really comes alive. Honestly, it blew my mind.

Beyond description. The 04 vintage is where it's at. Sure, 2005 was massive but so was the fruit. It was short lived in terms of aging. 2004 allowed for character and depth and flavor of fig, bright red fruit and spice. This wine has another half decade or more before it really comes alive. Honestly, it blew my mind.

2 people found it helpfulAug 27th, 2016
Fredrik Johansson

Winemaker Staglin Family Vineyard

9.5

Great balance, concentration and energy. A lively Medoc wine with great verve. There is grace to the power. Impressive.

Great balance, concentration and energy. A lively Medoc wine with great verve. There is grace to the power. Impressive.

2 people found it helpfulAug 4th, 2016
Yoon Ha

Master Sommelier/Wine Director Benu

9.1

25 year-old 5th growth displaying staggering finesse.

25 year-old 5th growth displaying staggering finesse.

2 people found it helpfulFeb 12th, 2015