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FourCorks , floober , davidjohnson98 , coffeemuse , ScandiaJim

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2004 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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91
JR ...
IWC ...
Drink Dates
Comm: 2012-2026 VF: 2014-2024
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6 for sale
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IWC ...
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 132
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Source Jancis Robinson
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Source Vinfolio

Author rnorberto
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96.923%
Tasted On 12/06/2014
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Author Stephen G41
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96.165%
Tasted On 10/21/2014

Just ok, even for a Bordeaux

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Author ShakySteve
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Tasted On 12/02/2013

seemed passee

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coffeemuse commented (383 days ago)
This wine won't be ready to drink in about 4-6 years. It is shut down now. Way too early
Author Stefan N
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.139%
Tasted On 06/01/2012

unbelievably sweet, complex, powerful -- perfection. ready to drink but many years left.

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Author Tato
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.63%
Tasted On 01/08/2011
Drink Dates 2012-2014

I was expecting more from Pontet Canet at this price (USD 60) in spite of the vintage. Still young thoug, it tastes like a light-weight Pauillac in my view. Try again next year.

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Author cinnamon
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.989%
Tasted On 03/19/2010
Drink Dates 2010-2025

From halfbottle. After opening up, which requires at least an hour of caraffe-time, this shows ripe plum and cherry fruits of the sweeter kind and definite wood notes. Not complex at this stage but very attractive nontheless. Palate brings good attack of cassis and cherry. Very fresh and not without elegance. Clearly young and primary with most aromas of fruit but not too young to enjoy. Lacking in length still. Very good aging potential. A lot happening in glass and caraffe.

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Author alphajet
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 89.474%
Tasted On 03/12/2010
Drink Dates 2010-2030
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Author Toby Thomas
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 91.163%
Tasted On 02/27/2010
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Author cmin
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.571%
Tasted On 02/07/2010

Full-bodied with dark fruits of berries and currant. Well balanced with good tannin and acidity to pamper your palate with velvety smooth texture. Still a bit early even with 2+ hours of decanting but watch out in couple of years. Very good value for the money.

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Author Miguel L
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Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 01/25/2010
Drink Dates 2015-2035

In a lineup of 10 PC wines, the 2004 acquits itself with respect. It is the most closed of the night (along with the 2006), but the full-bodied, tannic and acidic profile is in balance, and will track along a nice, predictable track. A hint of lushness is welcome here. Nice finish. Great for the vintage, and still a good value. Hold.

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Author Vinocholic
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 88.55%
Tasted On 12/06/2009
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Author Vinner
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 02/14/2009
Drink Dates 2014-2024

Still very young but everything is there to make it a great wine in several years. Had a 375ml at a restaurant so didn't have time to decant. Definitely could have used it though. Classic pauillac. Black fruit and chocolate. Great value too.

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Author dwilson
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.917%
Tasted On 09/26/2008
Drink Dates 2012-2030

Big & sweet; tough; dense; clamped on finish. This ends with a very cool crème-de-mûre note that reminds me of the '02. The extreme density of this wine reminds me of the '04 Pavie. It feels like it needs a lot of age.

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Author AdamSmith
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 12/05/2007
Drink Dates 2014-2025
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Pontet Canet Vertical - Kevin Zraly Sherry-Lehmann Master Class
Kevin Zraly Sherry-Lehmann Master Class featuring wines from Chateau Pontet-Canet, Grand Cru Classé, Pauillac. Director and Owner Alfred Tesseron brought the wines directly from Chateau and was on hand to offer commentary....


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