Château Pontet Canet, 2008

Pauillac, Bordeaux, France

Château Pontet Canet, 2008

Pauillac, Bordeaux, France



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Grape Varietes: Cabernet Sauvignon 60%, Merlot 33%, Cabernet Franc 5%, Petit Verdot 2% Wine Style: Left Bank Bordeaux Winemaker: Jean-Michel Comme Optimum Drinking: 2018-2050 Reviewer Rating: 96 Reviewer: Robert Parker Code: 101833 Alcohol: 13%
Estate Notes

Château Pontet-Canet 2008 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 that soars above its 5th growth status in the Bordeaux classification. While Pontet-Canet’s wines are not quite in the same league as its neighbour, Mouton Rothschild, they're not that far off.


“A candidate for the “wine of the vintage,” Pontet Canet’s 2008 boasts an opaque purple color as well as copious aromas of sweet blueberries, blackberries and black currant fruit intertwined with lead pencil shavings, subtle barbecue smoke and a hint of forest floor. Full-bodied, with fabulous richness, texture and tremendous freshness, this first-growth-like effort is more developed than the uber-powerful 2010. Bravo!” Robert Parker

"One cannot say enough about the labors of proprietor Alfred Tesseron, who has personally overseen the dramatic increase in quality of the wines at Pontet-Canet which started in a significant manner with 1994. This is a classic Pauillac-styled wine (meaning oodles of cassis flavors), as one might expect from a vineyard on the plateau of Pauillac, across the street from Mouton-Rothschild." Robert Parker