Château Pontet-Canet

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend

9.440 ratings
9.39 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
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It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a beautiful one from Bordeaux.

Dark ruby in color with a short reddish rim.

Fruity nose with black currants, plums, cooked cherries, cedar, vanilla, spices, espresso, earth, tobacco leaf, herbs and black pepper.

Dry on the palate with black currants, plums, cooked cherries, oak, light vanilla, earth, wet leaves, herbs, peppercorn, pencil lead, dark coffee, dark chocolates and tobacco leaf.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.


This 7 year old, from the great 2015 vintage, is drinking very nice right now.

This Fifth growth Bordeaux is showing nice complexity, with a soft and elegant mouthfeel.

Good right out of the bottle, and better after 3 hours in the decanter.

Young, but already delicious, and will continue to age nicely in the next 20 years.

Robert Parker 97 points.

Good by itself as a sipping wine, and good with food too. Will pair nicely with a nice piece of steak.

A Delicious wine that drank better than the 1996 I had 4 years ago.

A blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and a touch of Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Aged in French oak barrels (50% new) for 16 months.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

$130.

It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a beautiful one from Bordeaux.

Dark ruby in color with a short reddish rim.

Fruity nose with black currants, plums, cooked cherries, cedar, vanilla, spices, espresso, earth, tobacco leaf, herbs and black pepper.

Dry on the palate with black currants, plums, cooked cherries, oak, light vanilla, earth, wet leaves, herbs, peppercorn, pencil lead, dark coffee, dark chocolates and tobacco leaf.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.


This 7 year old, from the great 2015 vintage, is drinking very nice right now.

This Fifth growth Bordeaux is showing nice complexity, with a soft and elegant mouthfeel.

Good right out of the bottle, and better after 3 hours in the decanter.

Young, but already delicious, and will continue to age nicely in the next 20 years.

Robert Parker 97 points.

Good by itself as a sipping wine, and good with food too. Will pair nicely with a nice piece of steak.

A Delicious wine that drank better than the 1996 I had 4 years ago.

A blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and a touch of Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Aged in French oak barrels (50% new) for 16 months.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

$130.

May 6th, 2022
Craig Stanfield

Too young, but hey, that’s why I bought a few. So I could try over time. On opening, it’s quite saline with high acid. It’s refined with blue and red fruit. After a few hours, it starts to integrate more. Can’t wait to taste it on day 2.

Too young, but hey, that’s why I bought a few. So I could try over time. On opening, it’s quite saline with high acid. It’s refined with blue and red fruit. After a few hours, it starts to integrate more. Can’t wait to taste it on day 2.

Aug 29th, 2018
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.3

Tasting Group. My 4th, group 2nd. BD distanced tasting @ Corison Winery. Spice, cassis, anise. Darkest. Layered, full, resolved. Long

Tasting Group. My 4th, group 2nd. BD distanced tasting @ Corison Winery. Spice, cassis, anise. Darkest. Layered, full, resolved. Long

2 people found it helpfulAug 11th, 2020
Atsuo Nakata

Atsuo had this 4 years ago

Atsuo had this 4 years ago

1 person found it helpfulAug 25th, 2018
Nathan Renfro

Dark ruby with red rim. Fruity on the nose, black and red fruit, cedar, black pepper, tobacco. Upon opening dry, fruit, earthy. Nice mouthfeel, chewy tannins, with a great long finish. Softened up in the glass. Drinking very well now but with many years left.

Dark ruby with red rim. Fruity on the nose, black and red fruit, cedar, black pepper, tobacco. Upon opening dry, fruit, earthy. Nice mouthfeel, chewy tannins, with a great long finish. Softened up in the glass. Drinking very well now but with many years left.

Aug 10th, 2022
Christian Fischer

At $85 I bought every bottle they had. Initially closed but opening up after an hour. Still very young and great potential. Black currents, red fruits and leathery goodness. Really enjoyable and looking forward to the remaining bottles in a few years.

At $85 I bought every bottle they had. Initially closed but opening up after an hour. Still very young and great potential. Black currents, red fruits and leathery goodness. Really enjoyable and looking forward to the remaining bottles in a few years.

Sep 26th, 2021
Stephen Mavroghenis

Jammy, and fruit forward. Tannins have settled. Enjoyable.

Jammy, and fruit forward. Tannins have settled. Enjoyable.

Jul 25th, 2021
David meijer

Dit is voorlopig de laatste die we openen. 3u luchten is nodig om dit aantrekkelijk te maken. Het bal opent met kersenyoghurt in de neus. That’s a first. Maar dan is het klassiek Bordeaux met veel cassis, zwarte bessen, bramen, grafiet, eucalyptus (wat voor mij niet zou hoeven). Zuren verdwijnen met het luchten. Maar dit gaat toch eerst wat jaren achterin de kast, ouderen.

Dit is voorlopig de laatste die we openen. 3u luchten is nodig om dit aantrekkelijk te maken. Het bal opent met kersenyoghurt in de neus. That’s a first. Maar dan is het klassiek Bordeaux met veel cassis, zwarte bessen, bramen, grafiet, eucalyptus (wat voor mij niet zou hoeven). Zuren verdwijnen met het luchten. Maar dit gaat toch eerst wat jaren achterin de kast, ouderen.

May 16th, 2021
Jan de Weerd

Nice intriguing smooth and balanced Bordeaux. Soft, fine, rounded tannins embedded in dark blackberry, cherry, prune fruit. Had expected to leave a slight bigger impact than it did.

Nice intriguing smooth and balanced Bordeaux. Soft, fine, rounded tannins embedded in dark blackberry, cherry, prune fruit. Had expected to leave a slight bigger impact than it did.

Jan 12th, 2021
Guillermo Gonzalez

Deep purple color. Red and blue fruits, floral undertones. Big and dense with black and red currants. Fine tannins and medium acid. Had with wedge, filet and au gratin. Very enjoyable, prob needs a few more years to mature.

Deep purple color. Red and blue fruits, floral undertones. Big and dense with black and red currants. Fine tannins and medium acid. Had with wedge, filet and au gratin. Very enjoyable, prob needs a few more years to mature.

Aug 30th, 2020