Château Pontet-Canet, 2000

Pauillac, Bordeaux, France

Château Pontet-Canet, 2000

Pauillac, Bordeaux, France



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Grape Varietes: Cabernet Sauvignon 60%, Merlot 33%, Cabernet Franc 5%, Petit Verdot 2% Wine Style: Full Bodied Red Winemaker: Jean-Michel Comme Optimum Drinking: 2016-2035 Reviewer Rating: 94 Reviewer: Code: 100443 Alcohol: 13% Label Quality: Good condition bottle, loose capsule.
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Château Pontet-Canet 2000 comes from one of Bordeaux's greatest ever vintages.

Pontet-Canet is a fifth growth on paper, yet not in reality, and produces classic left bank Bordeaux of quality well above its 5th growth status in the Bordeaux classification. While Pontet-Canet's wines are not in the same league as its neighbour Château Mouton Rothschild, they are really not very far off.


"Extremely pretty aromas of mineral, blackberry and raspberry. Full-bodied, with well-integrated tannins and a medium finish. Well-crafted red. The best Pontet-Canet ever." Wine Spectator

“Upgraded in score over my original rating, which was several points lower, Alfred Tesseron has done a remarkable job since 1994 with Pontet-Canet, which has been hitting first-growth levels since 2003. But the 2000 also shows exceptionally well. In need of another decade of cellaring, this dense purple wine has a classic nose of incense, charcoal, creme de cassis, and subtle new oak. Full-bodied, powerful, still very tannic, and shockingly backward, this is a big, rich wine that has put on weight and seems to need more time than I originally predicted.” 

"Nut-sweet, slightly gamy aromas; gentle sweetness on the palate with savoury, cigar-box notes and an initial silkiness to the texture before some tight-grained tannins take hold."