Château Pontet-Canet

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend

9.159 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
Nathan Rogers

Love the smell of Bordeaux in the morning...smells like victory! Paired with Cheerios, yogurt, and a banana. Simply sublime!

Love the smell of Bordeaux in the morning...smells like victory! Paired with Cheerios, yogurt, and a banana. Simply sublime!

1 person found it helpfulJul 27th, 2017
Yoon Ha

Master Sommelier/Wine Director Benu

8.9

'95 Bordeaux are showing well right now. Beautiful, clean, pure fruit here. Tannins just a tad drying.

'95 Bordeaux are showing well right now. Beautiful, clean, pure fruit here. Tannins just a tad drying.

1 person found it helpfulJan 30th, 2016
Ted Rutledge

Youthful and energetic. A truly great paulliac. Not even close to maturity.

Youthful and energetic. A truly great paulliac. Not even close to maturity.

1 person found it helpfulNov 24th, 2015
Yoon Ha

Master Sommelier/Wine Director Benu

9.0

Hard to believe that a 1995 is already 20 years old. Anyway this is drinking very well. A top 5th growth Pauillac to be sure.

Hard to believe that a 1995 is already 20 years old. Anyway this is drinking very well. A top 5th growth Pauillac to be sure.

1 person found it helpfulNov 21st, 2015
William Meznarich

Texas distributor

9.4

Love 95s

Love 95s

Dec 13th, 2014
Scott T

VP/Senior Wine Specialist Christie's

9.3

Sexy. Served against 1995 Dominus. Much more elegant than the elegant Napa red...not surprising, but the exercise was fun.

Sexy. Served against 1995 Dominus. Much more elegant than the elegant Napa red...not surprising, but the exercise was fun.

Sep 18th, 2014
Tom Kobylarz

Some fierce tannins still, good think there is still flesh on them bones as those tannins don't seem to be going anywhere.

Some fierce tannins still, good think there is still flesh on them bones as those tannins don't seem to be going anywhere.

Mar 16th, 2014
Benoit Duhamel

Encore agréable mais ce vin a deja été meilleur. Faut aimer les Bordeaux bien fondu. Manque un peu de profondeur...

Encore agréable mais ce vin a deja été meilleur. Faut aimer les Bordeaux bien fondu. Manque un peu de profondeur...

Oct 10th, 2020
Martijn

My only advice do not battle with it, dont compare. Simply enjoy old school smooth BDX!!! With good company or alone!!

My only advice do not battle with it, dont compare. Simply enjoy old school smooth BDX!!! With good company or alone!!

Oct 2nd, 2020
Steve Messinger

1995, fantastic great bouquet cedar box salt air aromas elegant w great depth drinking at peak lovely

1995, fantastic great bouquet cedar box salt air aromas elegant w great depth drinking at peak lovely

Mar 23rd, 2019