Château Pontet-Canet, 2005

Pauillac, Bordeaux, France

Château Pontet-Canet, 2005

Pauillac, Bordeaux, France



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Grape Varietes: Cabernet Sauvignon 60%, Merlot 33%, Cabernet Franc 5%, Petit Verdot 2% Wine Style: Sophisticated Spicy Reds Winemaker: Jean-Michel Comme Optimum Drinking: 2018-2045 Reviewer Rating: 97 Reviewer: Robert Parker Code: 101739 Alcohol: 13%
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Château Pontet-Canet 2005 is "...unquestionably a stunning effort," according to Robert Parker, in what was a great Bordeaux vintage. It was purchased in its original wooden case and is in excellent condition.

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. The 2005 vintage has the potential to be a sound investment for your wallet or your palate.


“Possibly the youngest wine of all the 2005 Médocs in terms of its evolution, at age 10 the inky purple 2005 Pontet-Canet tastes more like a two-year-old wine. Loads of pure blueberry, blackberry and cassis fruit are present along with a hint of licorice and background oak. It is full-bodied, ripe, and excruciatingly fresh, vigorous and exuberant. This is a tour de force, and a sensational effort that rivals the first growths. Give it another 5-10 years of cellaring, and drink it over the following 30-40 years.” Robert Parker

"Black in color, with aromas of blackberry, black licorice, tar, mineral and fresh flowers. Full-bodied and powerful, with ultrafine tannins that last for minutes on the palate. A polished, thought-provoking wine. Shows wonderful purity of Cabernet Sauvignon." Wine Spectator

"Best ever?" Michael Broadbent MW

"The work that Alfred Tesseron and his winemaking team have done at this estate since 1994 is remarkable. At this fabulous terroir just south of Mouton-Rothschild, Tesseron has made major investments, and instituted incredibly severe selections in both the vineyard and winery."