Château Pontet-Canet

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend

9.145 ratings
9.011 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
Greg Gregory

Don't even think about it. Seriously. Do NOT pop the cork. 10 more years. Maybe.

Don't even think about it. Seriously. Do NOT pop the cork. 10 more years. Maybe.

Oct 17th, 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
George Chen

Fleshy, graphite, lead pencil...great P!

Fleshy, graphite, lead pencil...great P!

1 person found it helpfulMay 12th, 2017
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9.0

A fantastic 2002, this lovely wine shows once more that today there aren't really bad years in Bordeaux, this Pontet Canet was well structured rich and tempting. Deep red, tempting rich multi layered nose ripe cherries, black current, coffee, cigar box, and tea leaves, full rich body, dry tannins, full of black fruit, high acidity and a long chewy finish. Was worth the wait, my score 90. Drink to 2022

A fantastic 2002, this lovely wine shows once more that today there aren't really bad years in Bordeaux, this Pontet Canet was well structured rich and tempting. Deep red, tempting rich multi layered nose ripe cherries, black current, coffee, cigar box, and tea leaves, full rich body, dry tannins, full of black fruit, high acidity and a long chewy finish. Was worth the wait, my score 90. Drink to 2022

Oct 23rd, 2016
Peter Yeung

Smells awesome, cedar, spice, and everything nice. Palate loses something.

Smells awesome, cedar, spice, and everything nice. Palate loses something.

Dec 24th, 2014
Karen Chen

Leathery, chewy, full body, in good drinking window, classic Pauillac wine

Leathery, chewy, full body, in good drinking window, classic Pauillac wine

Oct 31st, 2017
Todd Anderson

Drinking at prime. Solid claret but nothing worth noting.

Drinking at prime. Solid claret but nothing worth noting.

Jan 22nd, 2017
David Wiegel

So tasty! Not as deep as some years but really good tonight. Dark berry black fruits with nice structure and mineral....tannins are softening and with an hour in the decanter piped open and tasted great with a beef tenderloin....family is diggin it and so am I....not half bad!!!!

So tasty! Not as deep as some years but really good tonight. Dark berry black fruits with nice structure and mineral....tannins are softening and with an hour in the decanter piped open and tasted great with a beef tenderloin....family is diggin it and so am I....not half bad!!!!

Dec 25th, 2016
Stephane Barthod-Malat

Un beau ht médoc... Bcq de fraîcheur, tanins encore un peu fermés, trop végétale à mon goût... Et si on se donnait RDV dans 10 ans???
Gros potentiel, belle quille...

Un beau ht médoc... Bcq de fraîcheur, tanins encore un peu fermés, trop végétale à mon goût... Et si on se donnait RDV dans 10 ans???
Gros potentiel, belle quille...

Jun 5th, 2016
Robert Simkins

Given the price this wasn't bad. Not terribly well integrated, but still seems like it could age a bit. Will see how it is on day 2.

Given the price this wasn't bad. Not terribly well integrated, but still seems like it could age a bit. Will see how it is on day 2.

Apr 4th, 2016