Château Pontet-Canet

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend

9.220 ratings
9.24 pro ratings
Pauillac, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2013 | blackberry, rosehip, cherries, too young, very concentrated, a beast!

Vintage 2013 | blackberry, rosehip, cherries, too young, very concentrated, a beast!

Jun 9th, 2020
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.0

Pontet Canet tasting and dinner with Alfred Tesseron.

The 13 was a brutal tannin vintage when I tasted it at En Premier. The tannins are still bitty but, nothing like they were out of barrel.

The fruit in the 13 shows the difficulty in the vintage. They are duller and it’s really stands out from other vintages and not in a good way.

It’s lean and there is nothing that really draws you in. Fruits are; dark cherries, rhubarb, blackberries, some blueberries@and the strawberries show some ripeness the other do not. Lots of dry earth, dry stones, some herbs, dark withering florals, decent acidity and a uneventful dry finish.

Photos of; Clyde and Alfred at the bar, their Amphora style cement tanks they ferment part of each vintage now, road signs of the good neighbors they keep and Chateau Pontet Canet.

Pontet Canet tasting and dinner with Alfred Tesseron.

The 13 was a brutal tannin vintage when I tasted it at En Premier. The tannins are still bitty but, nothing like they were out of barrel.

The fruit in the 13 shows the difficulty in the vintage. They are duller and it’s really stands out from other vintages and not in a good way.

It’s lean and there is nothing that really draws you in. Fruits are; dark cherries, rhubarb, blackberries, some blueberries@and the strawberries show some ripeness the other do not. Lots of dry earth, dry stones, some herbs, dark withering florals, decent acidity and a uneventful dry finish.

Photos of; Clyde and Alfred at the bar, their Amphora style cement tanks they ferment part of each vintage now, road signs of the good neighbors they keep and Chateau Pontet Canet.

Sep 8th, 2019
Jimmy Vo

Not liking the markup on wine in Asia but had to end my trip right... gravel and soft ...

Not liking the markup on wine in Asia but had to end my trip right... gravel and soft ...

1 person found it helpfulMar 25th, 2018
Rob Landsness

Brand Ambassador/Agent Jeffrey Davis Signature Selections

9.7

Wow. Wine of the day. After Montrose, Calon Segur, and Cos D'Estournel, this is simply outstanding.

Wow. Wine of the day. After Montrose, Calon Segur, and Cos D'Estournel, this is simply outstanding.

Apr 1st, 2014
Andreas Isler

2013 mit Domeisens & Bidi in Fällanden: Men’s evening

2013 mit Domeisens & Bidi in Fällanden: Men’s evening

Feb 18th, 2021
Paul Jakubowski

Having to work down our bottles in the London wine fridge, so drinking some very young vintages. Last vintage of a six bottle vertical.

Almost 2hr decant. Dark red color. Classic Pontet Canet nose with a little ammonia. Wine is definitely young and green. Fruit forward with cherries as expected but lacks the typical depth. Medium finish. Rounding up to 94.

Having to work down our bottles in the London wine fridge, so drinking some very young vintages. Last vintage of a six bottle vertical.

Almost 2hr decant. Dark red color. Classic Pontet Canet nose with a little ammonia. Wine is definitely young and green. Fruit forward with cherries as expected but lacks the typical depth. Medium finish. Rounding up to 94.

Jan 2nd, 2021
Rob Sternthal

Those who follow me will know that this is a rare one for me, but I don’t have too many half bottles and my alcoholism took over late tonight and made me open something. This is one of the lightest Cabernet Merlot blends I’ve ever had. It’s still quite tannic but the winemaking is there. Seems to open a little over time and you can taste the French terroir.

Those who follow me will know that this is a rare one for me, but I don’t have too many half bottles and my alcoholism took over late tonight and made me open something. This is one of the lightest Cabernet Merlot blends I’ve ever had. It’s still quite tannic but the winemaking is there. Seems to open a little over time and you can taste the French terroir.

Sep 1st, 2020
Martijn

Used 8 hours of decant.

Used 8 hours of decant.

Jun 9th, 2020
Martijn

Using Coravin and this is my first glass.
Great nose with chocolate and almond paste. Some cherries and dried fruit even. Drinking however is something else. It is way too young for My personal liking. It is still fresh from acidity (as 2013 can be due to the weather) and has disturbing tanins. Next glass next month.....?
Next bottles? From 2022 onwards.....?

Using Coravin and this is my first glass.
Great nose with chocolate and almond paste. Some cherries and dried fruit even. Drinking however is something else. It is way too young for My personal liking. It is still fresh from acidity (as 2013 can be due to the weather) and has disturbing tanins. Next glass next month.....?
Next bottles? From 2022 onwards.....?

Jan 21st, 2020
Scott Soren

Not my favorite year for this. Still quite nice. Black fruit and plum with some earth tones on the pallet. Low acidity and a short finish. Tannins still firm as to be expected.

Not my favorite year for this. Still quite nice. Black fruit and plum with some earth tones on the pallet. Low acidity and a short finish. Tannins still firm as to be expected.

Apr 29th, 2019