Château Pontet-Canet

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend

9.5102 ratings
9.519 pro ratings
Pauillac, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.6

Pontet Canet tasting and dinner with Alfred Tesseron.

What a great vintage. Its tannin structure will outlive the 09 and anyone 45 and older. The 2010 is a forever vintage and while different than 09, it will undoubtedly be just as great. It’s just going to take a lot more bottle age than the 09.

The body is full and round. The tannins have rounded but are still big and chewy. It’s more concentrated than 09. The fruit is really beautiful and again perfectly ripe. Dark currants, blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, dark plum, poached strawberries with hints of raspberries. Soft soil structure; dry top soil, moist clay, medium intensity dark spice, fresh tobacco, dry herbs, crushed rock powder, with dark, withering florals with violets. The texture is velvety. The structure and tension are big. The length and balance are worthy of its perfect score. For me, it’s just not there, yet! The acidity is really good. The long, lush, ripe, well balanced, polished finish is deliciously persistent.

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.

What a great vintage. Its tannin structure will outlive the 09 and anyone 45 and older. The 2010 is a forever vintage and while different than 09, it will undoubtedly be just as great. It’s just going to take a lot more bottle age than the 09.

The body is full and round. The tannins have rounded but are still big and chewy. It’s more concentrated than 09. The fruit is really beautiful and again perfectly ripe. Dark currants, blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, dark plum, poached strawberries with hints of raspberries. Soft soil structure; dry top soil, moist clay, medium intensity dark spice, fresh tobacco, dry herbs, crushed rock powder, with dark, withering florals with violets. The texture is velvety. The structure and tension are big. The length and balance are worthy of its perfect score. For me, it’s just not there, yet! The acidity is really good. The long, lush, ripe, well balanced, polished finish is deliciously persistent.

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 van den Besselaar

Vintage 2010 /classic smell, rich smell, cassis leather tobacco

Vintage 2010 /classic smell, rich smell, cassis leather tobacco

Jan 25th, 2019
Willem Jan Withagen

Cassis blackberry. Cedar, ashes, forest mist. Pencil lead. Still a bit dry and enough tanine to keep it for a while.

Cassis blackberry. Cedar, ashes, forest mist. Pencil lead. Still a bit dry and enough tanine to keep it for a while.

Jan 25th, 2019
DE
9.3

Amazing finish and layered..

Amazing finish and layered..

1 person found it helpfulFeb 11th, 2018
Lisa O

So smooth... incredible. Full bodied.

So smooth... incredible. Full bodied.

1 person found it helpfulJan 18th, 2018
David Harder

25th anniversary it is simply amazing

25th anniversary it is simply amazing

1 person found it helpfulOct 24th, 2017
Tom Kobylarz

WOTN #NYWE13

1 person found it helpfulOct 31st, 2013
Marc On

Writer Originalverkorkt, Lobenbergs Gute Weine

9.2

What a monster. So much tannins, fruit and acid. Needs another 20 years to really come around.

What a monster. So much tannins, fruit and acid. Needs another 20 years to really come around.

Nov 23rd, 2016
Eddie Gilbert

phucking phenomenal! crushed gravel, purple flowers and pipe tobacco are all on full display. just another day at the office.

phucking phenomenal! crushed gravel, purple flowers and pipe tobacco are all on full display. just another day at the office.

Aug 7th, 2014
Austin Beeman

Dark tannic tight and awesome. Black cherry hard tannins. Long lingering finish with melted tannins. Amazing bottle of Pontet Canet 2010.

Dark tannic tight and awesome. Black cherry hard tannins. Long lingering finish with melted tannins. Amazing bottle of Pontet Canet 2010.

May 12th, 2014