Château Pontet-Canet

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend

9.3228 ratings
9.336 pro ratings
Pauillac, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.4

One of the better older Bordeaux I’ve had in quite some time. Absolutely at peak with so many layers. It outshined an ‘03 Grand Puy Lacoste (which showed thin), ‘03 Montelena (sadly corked), and an ‘03 BV Georges de LaTour (rich/sweet).

Absolutely on fire from pop, this 20yr old left bank Bordeaux showed none of the overripe/too hot characteristics of the vintage. Deep purple/black in the glass with no bricking. Full-bodied. Mocha, truffle, roasted blackberries and raspberries, graphite on the nose. Ripe (but not overly so) dark berries, plum, cassis with vanilla pipe tobacco and even some iron. Still a good bit of tannin on the finish. This shows as a “modern” style due to the warmth, but balanced. Wish I had more. Pop the corks and enjoy!

One of the better older Bordeaux I’ve had in quite some time. Absolutely at peak with so many layers. It outshined an ‘03 Grand Puy Lacoste (which showed thin), ‘03 Montelena (sadly corked), and an ‘03 BV Georges de LaTour (rich/sweet).

Absolutely on fire from pop, this 20yr old left bank Bordeaux showed none of the overripe/too hot characteristics of the vintage. Deep purple/black in the glass with no bricking. Full-bodied. Mocha, truffle, roasted blackberries and raspberries, graphite on the nose. Ripe (but not overly so) dark berries, plum, cassis with vanilla pipe tobacco and even some iron. Still a good bit of tannin on the finish. This shows as a “modern” style due to the warmth, but balanced. Wish I had more. Pop the corks and enjoy!

Apr 11th, 2023
Alex Lallos

Owner No Limit Fine Wines, Private Wine Consultant

9.6

Beautifully dark and rich. So typically pontet canet and to that extent, typically pauillac in style. Beautiful example of the pontet style and the ripe 2003 vintage. I personally love where the 03s are right now. Very hedonistic but starting to show some secondary aromas and flavors. The 03s never seem to shut down and just continue to get better and better

Beautifully dark and rich. So typically pontet canet and to that extent, typically pauillac in style. Beautiful example of the pontet style and the ripe 2003 vintage. I personally love where the 03s are right now. Very hedonistic but starting to show some secondary aromas and flavors. The 03s never seem to shut down and just continue to get better and better

Feb 25th, 2020
Kevin Sidders

President VinConnect

9.5

This is drinking absolutely beautifully. Big, ripe and delicious. Gobs of dark fruit, yet complex and balanced. Like a top flight Napa bottle, in a good way.

This is drinking absolutely beautifully. Big, ripe and delicious. Gobs of dark fruit, yet complex and balanced. Like a top flight Napa bottle, in a good way.

Jan 19th, 2019
Martin G Rivard

OMG! Thank you to my brother from another mother for sharing this Rockstar with me!!!!! I don’t just like it.........,,,,I Love it! 🎤 🤜😉❤️❤️😉🤜.
Love you bud!! I owe you one!!!!
@Ron R

OMG! Thank you to my brother from another mother for sharing this Rockstar with me!!!!! I don’t just like it.........,,,,I Love it! 🎤 🤜😉❤️❤️😉🤜.
Love you bud!! I owe you one!!!!
@Ron R

Aug 18th, 2018
Conrad Green

Very dense, lush and ripe. Intense blackberry with notes of graphite and tobacco. Not over-ripe but pushing the edges. Lovely plush mouthfeel and long. Still young

Very dense, lush and ripe. Intense blackberry with notes of graphite and tobacco. Not over-ripe but pushing the edges. Lovely plush mouthfeel and long. Still young

Jun 16th, 2018
Stefan Dolhain

2003 vintage kosher version. Classic Pauillac nose with lead pencil and cassis. Dense and layered with very good acidity in this very hot vintage. Impressive.

2003 vintage kosher version. Classic Pauillac nose with lead pencil and cassis. Dense and layered with very good acidity in this very hot vintage. Impressive.

1 person found it helpfulJun 20th, 2022
Stephen Mandy

Surprisingly enjoyable for a 15 year old wine from a hot vintage. Classic Pauilliac cedar and leather mild tannins and lovely finish.

Surprisingly enjoyable for a 15 year old wine from a hot vintage. Classic Pauilliac cedar and leather mild tannins and lovely finish.

1 person found it helpfulMar 13th, 2018
Ron R
9.3

Just cracked opened the case, which was purchased en premieur from the winery. AG nailed this note, too. Needs lots of air, but exhibits a textbook Bdx expression. Fresh coffee roast notes, co-mingle with black fruits. This has another 20 years of runway ahead of it as the tannins are robust. This will further improve with more cellaring.

Just cracked opened the case, which was purchased en premieur from the winery. AG nailed this note, too. Needs lots of air, but exhibits a textbook Bdx expression. Fresh coffee roast notes, co-mingle with black fruits. This has another 20 years of runway ahead of it as the tannins are robust. This will further improve with more cellaring.

1 person found it helpfulMar 6th, 2018
Julie Lanning

A little young, but quite delicious

A little young, but quite delicious

1 person found it helpfulJan 20th, 2018
Brian Messineo

3 hour decant. Heavy notes of cherry, raspberry, and blackberries. A little hint of mushrooms and earth on the backend with some nice silkiness thrown in for good measure. Nice wine to end the long weekend.

3 hour decant. Heavy notes of cherry, raspberry, and blackberries. A little hint of mushrooms and earth on the backend with some nice silkiness thrown in for good measure. Nice wine to end the long weekend.

1 person found it helpfulNov 27th, 2017