Château Pontet-Canet

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend

9.3118 ratings
9.323 pro ratings
Pauillac, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Gregory Fulchiero

Perfect pour from this beauty. Tobacco, cedar, sweet spice and blackberries.

Perfect pour from this beauty. Tobacco, cedar, sweet spice and blackberries.

Apr 6th, 2019
Rob Brobst III

Boom

Nov 1st, 2018
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
Mark Flesher

Poured from a 375. This wine, even from 375, was really firing on all cylinders and maybe even a bit locked up for the first hour, just shows you that any vintage in the 21st century really should be locked up in the vault, not seeing the light of day for another 10 years from 375. This wine had a classic Pauillac nose. My initial thought was a young Pichon however even Pichon young seems to have more mushroom, more earthy loam and gravel and this one was just so damn smooth in its earthy notes. The wine was robust on the front, lots of earth, mushroom enhancing the youthful blackberry notes. Finished with some peppery notes. Great terroir notes. This wine was awesome, and I think I probably drank half of this while Walter drank the Spoto :)

Poured from a 375. This wine, even from 375, was really firing on all cylinders and maybe even a bit locked up for the first hour, just shows you that any vintage in the 21st century really should be locked up in the vault, not seeing the light of day for another 10 years from 375. This wine had a classic Pauillac nose. My initial thought was a young Pichon however even Pichon young seems to have more mushroom, more earthy loam and gravel and this one was just so damn smooth in its earthy notes. The wine was robust on the front, lots of earth, mushroom enhancing the youthful blackberry notes. Finished with some peppery notes. Great terroir notes. This wine was awesome, and I think I probably drank half of this while Walter drank the Spoto :)

1 person found it helpfulMay 6th, 2018
Mono Head

Chateau Pontet canet-smell is of fungi. Very French. Dry and sour but not in a bad way. There really isn’t much to this wine in my opinion. Not my style. Way too expensive in my opinion. 8.7

Chateau Pontet canet-smell is of fungi. Very French. Dry and sour but not in a bad way. There really isn’t much to this wine in my opinion. Not my style. Way too expensive in my opinion. 8.7

1 person found it helpfulMar 20th, 2018
Alexandre Shehata

Bottle was opened in 2017. Outstanding vintage. Perfectly balanced

Bottle was opened in 2017. Outstanding vintage. Perfectly balanced

1 person found it helpfulDec 29th, 2017
MRM
9.2

Not bad for a relatively young wine

Not bad for a relatively young wine

1 person found it helpfulNov 18th, 2017
Stephen Jackshaw

This is a beautiful wine. Tannins shed, drinking like velvet and pure. Berries, cherries, some leather, and a long finish. I could sit with this and a charred steak every night.

This is a beautiful wine. Tannins shed, drinking like velvet and pure. Berries, cherries, some leather, and a long finish. I could sit with this and a charred steak every night.

1 person found it helpfulNov 12th, 2017
Jeremy Wong

Drank on 19 Aug 2017 in HK at Iroha TST. Great balance and length on the palate.

Drank on 19 Aug 2017 in HK at Iroha TST. Great balance and length on the palate.

1 person found it helpfulAug 19th, 2017
Emil Vold

Powerful with structure and acidity. Wonderful dark berries on the nose, together with tobacco and leather. Great wine that will develop beautifully the next decade.

Powerful with structure and acidity. Wonderful dark berries on the nose, together with tobacco and leather. Great wine that will develop beautifully the next decade.

1 person found it helpfulJul 5th, 2017