Château Pontet-Canet

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend

9.5135 ratings
9.427 pro ratings
Pauillac, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.8

Pontet Canet tasting and dinner with Alfred Tesseron.

Mind numbingly gorgeous. Believe the hype on the great Bordeaux producer’s 2009 vintage.

It is simply one of the best Bordeaux’s this young I’ve ever had. It’s is silky on the palate. The structure, tension, length and balance are stunning and this vintage is just getting started in its better evolution. The fruits are some of the very best Bordeaux fruits I’ve had. Ripe, ruby, lush; blackberries & dark cherries. Both chocolate, soft, layered baking spice, soft soils, understated; leather, tobacco, graphite, ruby, candied purple, blue/dark fresh and withering florals. The acidity is dead on. The finish is well balanced & glorious. This is an amazing wine that will blow your hair back at 25 years of age.

Photos of; our dinner group, tasting room at Pontet Canet, the horse plows they still use in the fields and Chateau Pontet Canet.

Pontet Canet tasting and dinner with Alfred Tesseron.

Mind numbingly gorgeous. Believe the hype on the great Bordeaux producer’s 2009 vintage.

It is simply one of the best Bordeaux’s this young I’ve ever had. It’s is silky on the palate. The structure, tension, length and balance are stunning and this vintage is just getting started in its better evolution. The fruits are some of the very best Bordeaux fruits I’ve had. Ripe, ruby, lush; blackberries & dark cherries. Both chocolate, soft, layered baking spice, soft soils, understated; leather, tobacco, graphite, ruby, candied purple, blue/dark fresh and withering florals. The acidity is dead on. The finish is well balanced & glorious. This is an amazing wine that will blow your hair back at 25 years of age.

Photos of; our dinner group, tasting room at Pontet Canet, the horse plows they still use in the fields and Chateau Pontet Canet.

Sep 8th, 2019
Peter Alig

Wine Educator Robert Mondavi Winery, Von Holt Wines

8.8

Just learned that Mr. Parker gave this 100 points. Nose is stunningly perfumed, exotic, complex. Palate fades a bit too quickly. Alcohol seems higher than stated 14%. Not a perfect wine, but very good.

Just learned that Mr. Parker gave this 100 points. Nose is stunningly perfumed, exotic, complex. Palate fades a bit too quickly. Alcohol seems higher than stated 14%. Not a perfect wine, but very good.

9 people found it helpfulJun 10th, 2014
Mike R
9.6

Brilliant example of what the 09 Bordeaux are doing - two hour decant and little more in the glass and wow - explosions occurring simultaneously in my mouth - massive fruit and huge dark color - what a smile what a smile what a really big smile

Brilliant example of what the 09 Bordeaux are doing - two hour decant and little more in the glass and wow - explosions occurring simultaneously in my mouth - massive fruit and huge dark color - what a smile what a smile what a really big smile

2 people found it helpfulMar 11th, 2018
Bret Barker

We switched gears at dinner and went French. This wine was up for WOTN. Raspberry, limestone - intense flavor but not overly tannic- really impressive with the balance. Smoke licorice with such a deep color. This went fast, wish I had more

We switched gears at dinner and went French. This wine was up for WOTN. Raspberry, limestone - intense flavor but not overly tannic- really impressive with the balance. Smoke licorice with such a deep color. This went fast, wish I had more

2 people found it helpfulDec 30th, 2017
Lawrence Solum

Amazing. Great, fruit forward.. many layers.

Amazing. Great, fruit forward.. many layers.

1 person found it helpfulJan 1st, 2018
Scott Munro

Beautiful, balanced, black as night. Treat to have this second growth for new years!

Beautiful, balanced, black as night. Treat to have this second growth for new years!

1 person found it helpfulJan 1st, 2018
Kevin Ortzman

RP 100 💯 point wine. Can I just say “spectacular”? We double decanted for two hours and still tight. Black berries and currant, smokey violets, graphite, anise. Big tannins, long finish, yet highly refined structure. Did I say “spectacular”? 😜🍷

RP 100 💯 point wine. Can I just say “spectacular”? We double decanted for two hours and still tight. Black berries and currant, smokey violets, graphite, anise. Big tannins, long finish, yet highly refined structure. Did I say “spectacular”? 😜🍷

1 person found it helpfulDec 26th, 2017
Arnold Ha

Opens up well, sour grape finish

Opens up well, sour grape finish

1 person found it helpfulDec 19th, 2017
Hao Feng

Balanced, elegant, long finish

Balanced, elegant, long finish

1 person found it helpfulJul 25th, 2017
John Kanellopoulos

Speechless

Speechless

1 person found it helpfulJun 13th, 2017