Château Pontet-Canet

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend

9.2112 ratings
9.117 pro ratings
Pauillac, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.1

Pontet Canet tasting and dinner with Alfred Tesseron.

The fruits are dark & muted. Blackberries, black raspberries, dark cherries, blue fruits, plums with strawberries come on late. Lots of moist clay, dry soils, deep dark spice, crushed, rock powder, graphite, black, dry soils, hints of green bell pepper, dry herbs with blue, dark withering flowers. The acidity is round but could be better. The long finish is balanced but, for me, comes up short and a little flat.

Photos of; our dinner group, The K&L Bordeaux Buyer-Ralph Sands and Alfred talking about the wines, Clyde Beffa Jr. -Owner of K&L Wine Merchants and Chateau Pontet Canet.

Pontet Canet tasting and dinner with Alfred Tesseron.

The fruits are dark & muted. Blackberries, black raspberries, dark cherries, blue fruits, plums with strawberries come on late. Lots of moist clay, dry soils, deep dark spice, crushed, rock powder, graphite, black, dry soils, hints of green bell pepper, dry herbs with blue, dark withering flowers. The acidity is round but could be better. The long finish is balanced but, for me, comes up short and a little flat.

Photos of; our dinner group, The K&L Bordeaux Buyer-Ralph Sands and Alfred talking about the wines, Clyde Beffa Jr. -Owner of K&L Wine Merchants and Chateau Pontet Canet.

Sep 8th, 2019
Shay A
9.3

Heck of a hosting by @Weston Eidson last night for the City Club wine group. All wines were tasted blind.

Tart and youthful. Underripe black cherry, blackberries and herbal on the nose. Leather, cassis, cherry tobacco and crunchy cranberry on the palate with gripping tannins. Decanted 4hrs and needed it. I called this mid 2000s left bank Bordeaux.

Heck of a hosting by @Weston Eidson last night for the City Club wine group. All wines were tasted blind.

Tart and youthful. Underripe black cherry, blackberries and herbal on the nose. Leather, cassis, cherry tobacco and crunchy cranberry on the palate with gripping tannins. Decanted 4hrs and needed it. I called this mid 2000s left bank Bordeaux.

Jun 22nd, 2019
Alex Lallos

Owner No Limit Fine Wines, Private Wine Consultant

9.1

Still very good but not as rich as I expected it. I liked it more in 2009. At this point I would wait for that pauillac terroir to shine through (5-10years from now) pleasant but didn’t show the way some of the other Pontet canet has recently

Still very good but not as rich as I expected it. I liked it more in 2009. At this point I would wait for that pauillac terroir to shine through (5-10years from now) pleasant but didn’t show the way some of the other Pontet canet has recently

Feb 20th, 2019
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
Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

9.3

In the beginning of the new era, favoured by a great vintage. No rush here. Lovely, plush fruit and silky tannins dominate the giving finish.

In the beginning of the new era, favoured by a great vintage. No rush here. Lovely, plush fruit and silky tannins dominate the giving finish.

2 people found it helpfulAug 31st, 2017
Derek Cohen

Wine sales, The Wine Shoppe at Green Hills

9.3

Beautiful, elegant, and complex. Prob the perfect time to drink it. #agedbordeaux #pauillac

Beautiful, elegant, and complex. Prob the perfect time to drink it. #agedbordeaux #pauillac

1 person found it helpfulNov 14th, 2018
Michael Skarke

Going bad?

Going bad?

1 person found it helpfulMay 6th, 2018
Patrice Conxicoeur

Complex and pleasant, powerful without excess. Can age a lot more.

Complex and pleasant, powerful without excess. Can age a lot more.

1 person found it helpfulMar 4th, 2018
Stanislav Lobanov

17/20 (92/100) Вино с ароматами спелых ягод вишни и красной смородины с нотами ванили, ментола и молочного шоколада. Тельное с довольно высокой кислотностью и интенсивными, чуть вяжущими танинами.

17/20 (92/100) Вино с ароматами спелых ягод вишни и красной смородины с нотами ванили, ментола и молочного шоколада. Тельное с довольно высокой кислотностью и интенсивными, чуть вяжущими танинами.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 20th, 2018
Terence Hsu

Everyone is surprised how well this is drinking including the somm. Soft tannin, med body. In a good place.

Everyone is surprised how well this is drinking including the somm. Soft tannin, med body. In a good place.

1 person found it helpfulNov 25th, 2017