Château Pontet-Canet

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend

9.1149 ratings
9.419 pro ratings
Pauillac, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Daniel P. Drake

Christmas-Eve we had family over so it was time to enjoy some nice wine. Out of my wine room I started us out with this gem the 2008 Château Pontet-Canet a beautiful expression of Pauillac on the Left Bank. Totally a reason why I have come to love Bordeaux.

On the nose there is black cherry, red raspberry, black currant, licorice, chocolate, some pencil lead and earth.

The palate is still very expressive with black cherry, raspberry, black currant, green bell pepper, graphite, soft oak notes, cassis and earth.

This is a medium to full bodied wine with a smooth velvety mouthfeel, medium + acidity and medium + polished smooth tannins that lead right into a long dark fruit finish. What a lovely wine this is from the 2008 vintage. Happy Holidays to everyone, enjoy your time off with loved ones and stay safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

Christmas-Eve we had family over so it was time to enjoy some nice wine. Out of my wine room I started us out with this gem the 2008 Château Pontet-Canet a beautiful expression of Pauillac on the Left Bank. Totally a reason why I have come to love Bordeaux.

On the nose there is black cherry, red raspberry, black currant, licorice, chocolate, some pencil lead and earth.

The palate is still very expressive with black cherry, raspberry, black currant, green bell pepper, graphite, soft oak notes, cassis and earth.

This is a medium to full bodied wine with a smooth velvety mouthfeel, medium + acidity and medium + polished smooth tannins that lead right into a long dark fruit finish. What a lovely wine this is from the 2008 vintage. Happy Holidays to everyone, enjoy your time off with loved ones and stay safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

Dec 25th, 2019
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.3

Pontet Canet tasting and dinner with Alfred Tesseron.

The fruits are ripe, ruby. Blackberries, black raspberries, black plum skin, raspberries & strawberries. Dark rich soils, dark spice, crushed dry rocks, black licorice, tobacco, soft leather, graphite, Great balance fruit and earth. The body is velvety and statin. The structure, length, tension and balance are just coming around. The texture is gorgeous. The acidity is round and excellent. The finish delicious and persists nicely.

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 ripe, ruby. Blackberries, black raspberries, black plum skin, raspberries & strawberries. Dark rich soils, dark spice, crushed dry rocks, black licorice, tobacco, soft leather, graphite, Great balance fruit and earth. The body is velvety and statin. The structure, length, tension and balance are just coming around. The texture is gorgeous. The acidity is round and excellent. The finish delicious and persists nicely.

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
Bret Barker

I was expecting a tannic bomb but instead a well balanced wine that was deep purple, blueberry and graphite. This wine a was a big hit with the family. Well rounded and hit all the notes.

I was expecting a tannic bomb but instead a well balanced wine that was deep purple, blueberry and graphite. This wine a was a big hit with the family. Well rounded and hit all the notes.

2 people found it helpfulFeb 21st, 2018
David Langstaff

Just beautiful. Decanted for 4 hrs to soften tannins. Beautiful fresh bouquet, can franc earthiness comes through, with dark berries and cedar. Beautifully balanced. And best of all .... with friends!

Just beautiful. Decanted for 4 hrs to soften tannins. Beautiful fresh bouquet, can franc earthiness comes through, with dark berries and cedar. Beautifully balanced. And best of all .... with friends!

2 people found it helpfulDec 4th, 2017
Helene Mingot

Helene had this 6 years ago

Helene had this 6 years ago

2 people found it helpfulJan 16th, 2014
Tai Liwei

smooth, but seems to lack character

smooth, but seems to lack character

1 person found it helpfulApr 2nd, 2018
DLynn Proctor

Penfolds Ambassador

9.5

1.5

1.5

1 person found it helpfulNov 27th, 2017
Jordan Franceschini

Drinking beautifully

Drinking beautifully

1 person found it helpfulSep 4th, 2017
Dean Bernal Sr.

Tropical storm special.
Crystal clear with luscious fruit. Rock slate, lead finish. Needs time to breathe and open up but well worth the wait.

Tropical storm special.
Crystal clear with luscious fruit. Rock slate, lead finish. Needs time to breathe and open up but well worth the wait.

1 person found it helpfulJun 22nd, 2017
Joseph Locke

Mineral tasting. Good bouquet. Lacks vibrant fruit flavor

Mineral tasting. Good bouquet. Lacks vibrant fruit flavor

1 person found it helpfulJun 18th, 2017