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2002 Pontet-Canet Bordeaux Blend - France - Bordeaux - Pauillac - Red - Fifth Growth

France - Bordeaux - Pauillac

Red Bordeaux Blend - Fifth Growth
Producer Notes

One of eighteen Fifth Growth estates, Chateau Pontet-Canet is located in the northern end of the Pauillac appellation, and has one of the largest production volumes in the region. The vineyards date to the early 18th century, and are planted on extremely gravelly, well-draining soil, typical of the best vineyards in Bordeaux. Plantings are predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet... More »

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90
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Drink Dates
Comm: 2010-2020
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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 120
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Source Jancis Robinson
Author cmin
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.571%
Tasted On 10/02/2011
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Author dpio
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.203%
Tasted On 03/04/2011
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Author GordonSze
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 01/12/2011
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Author Miguel L
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Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 01/25/2010
Drink Dates 2010-2020

Surprise of the night (on the upside!). Cassis and blueberries, earthy component. A little leaner than the 2001, showing a little more oak backbone in a positive manner. Tannins are silky. A sleeper waking up from a good dream. Go for it.

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Author dwilson
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.917%
Tasted On 08/17/2009
Drink Dates 2012-2020

Another '02 that is just beginning to turn the corner and show well. Right now this is reminding me a lot of 1998 Sociando Mallet when that wine was the same age (7 yrs old). This wine is a brooding one, with just a whiff of vanilla, cassis extract, black tea, a hint of red fruit to keep it lively, and good acidity. The way the wine has just soaked up its oak is probably a good indication of its depth. It's still too early to drink, but it has begun to be "drink-able."

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Author Spike Ngai
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 92.683%
Tasted On 04/28/2009
Drink Dates 2011-2020

Young

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Author Jeffrey M989
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.29%
Tasted On 08/03/2008
Drink Dates 2009-2012

Disappointing. Highly rated wine, but tasted thin and tannic. Maybe too young, but not so much there.

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Pontet Canet Vertical - Kevin Zraly Sherry-Lehmann Master Class
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