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Château Pontet-Canet 2005

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RP  96
JMQ  16.5
JR  15.5
WS  100
B&D  100
DC  18
The winery : Château Pontet-Canet
Appellation: Pauillac (Médoc, Bordeaux, France)
Varietal(s): Cabernet Sauvignon
Price range :  75.00 - 104.99 €   
Other vintages: 2013, 2012 **** Very good, 2011, 2010
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Pontet-Canet has always been a legendary Médoc. It is deep ruby-red, crimson, and sometimes almost black colour and has a characteristic bouquet of black fruit (especially blackcurrant), liquorice, and prune as well as fig, cedar, and sometimes cocoa overtones. Pontet-Canet combines power and elegance, as well as concentration and fullness on the palate. Rather sinewy in style, Pontet-Canet is clearly a classical wine with a tannic structure that provides excellent ageing potential. The château team is conscious of the fact that they are following in the footsteps of more than three centuries of tradition, with each period contributing its technical innovations in the interest of quality and in order faithfully to reflect the terroir. Château Pontet-Canet and the estate's second wine, Les Hauts de Pontet-Canet, are sold exclusively via the Bordeaux wine trade.


Top 100 Wine Spectator 2008: Rank 7, score 96
Wine Advocate # 176


Winemaker: "Very intense colour. Very intense nose, marked by notes of cherry, blackberry and redcurrant with traces of vanilla, liquorice and cedar. The attack is full to the palate. The tannins of great smoothness reveal a fine elegance. The finish, with no trace of aggressiveness, is marked by a good length."

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Consumer Reviews - Château Pontet-Canet 2005

Meditrina Vino  Vinostarter - from 1 to 20 reviews    Orlando  (United States)
**** Very good 
2005 Pontet Canet
What an outstanding effort by this Chateau. While the 2003's are drinking fantastic right now, the 2005 needs more time in the cellar. Even after 6 hours of decanting, the wine still isn't at it's prime. It brings in the classic Pontet Canet's fruit, it also has underlying tones of cedar and pencil. I think this wine needs at least another 5 years of cellaring before it comes all the way through. Drink this wine in 2013, and see what Pontet Canet is all about.
Reviewed 6 years ago

Professionals’ opinions
Millé    Millé
Château Pontet-Canet's estate finds itself in the heart of Pauillac's Appelation. In 1975, the reputable cognac collector and me r chant , Guy Tesseron, became its new owner and today, his sons Alfred and Gérard have carried on his legacy and have progressively restructured the estate. Starting with a model vat house: influenced by the Eiffel style and constructed at the end of the nineteenth century, the oak vat room was revolutionary for its time as it was designed on two floors enabling the harvest to be received on the top floor and thus to be poured by gravity into the vats below. Inspired by its innovation, 2005 has given way for a new vat room unique to the Médoc, still respecting the gravity concept yet modern. The Inox vats have moved on and left room for smaller cone-shaped cement vats, enabling a vinification in smaller volumes and therefore a better selection thus more precision.

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