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2005 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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94
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Drink Dates
Comm: 2015-2048
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4 for sale
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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 138
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Source Jancis Robinson
Author Steve Y
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 94.34%
Tasted On 11/04/2013

Shipping 25.38 Tax .57

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Author Stephen G41
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96.108%
Tasted On 07/05/2013

Still lots of time, starting to knit now.

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Author Mayo
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.61%
Tasted On 06/16/2013
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Author raphaelmatias
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 76.471%
Tasted On 11/22/2011

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Author NC
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.889%
Tasted On 10/08/2011
Drink Dates 2015-2020

Full bodied, rich, ruby red-colored with a classic Pauillac aroma. Magnificent concentration with disticntive tannins. This wine will require patience. Although very good now I would hold until at least 2015. Consider buying more and holding until the 2020's

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Author Miguel L
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Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 01/25/2010
Drink Dates 2015-2055

Go to the head of the class. While the 1996 for me was the wine of the night, this wine is clearly on a different level from everything else this evening. A nose that makes you close your eyes and breathe deep. This 2005 has a lift, an elevation, and a silkiness that is simply stunning. So well balanced, and not nearly putting all its moves on the field yet. Still, obvious to everyone: in a lineup of excellent wines, classic wines from P-C, and in the presence of the owner and an expert taster, the 2005 is the pedigree. It IS a cut above the rest, it DOES deserve its reputation. It WILL be one of the most amazing wines you will ever have. Hoard and hold! And what a gauntlet thrown down for 2009!

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Author Pitts Steven
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 12/31/2009

Opened at Hal's during New Year's dinner with Chris and Johnny. Wow, very good. Deep, complex with fruit and licorice flavors including a long finish! Decanted the bottle for nearly 2 hours before drinking.

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Author gd10102
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 81.457%
Tasted On 09/30/2009
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Author JMC22
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Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.301%
Tasted On 07/17/2009
Drink Dates 2015-2040

Cali cab under a Bordeaux label, this wine was hot, heavy, full of blueberry and plum, and out of balance. Check back in 10 years.

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Author David W294
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96.613%
Tasted On 06/21/2009
Drink Dates 2017-2050
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Author Brad Coelho
Site / Blog Unidentified Appellation Trust Rating 97.154%
Tasted On 06/18/2008
Drink Dates 04/01/2008

I've enjoyed just about every 21st century Pontet Canet, with the 2003 perhaps stealing my heart more so than any other, but the 2005 makes me think twice about my previous favorite. This is as chiseled a wine as any, as if it were cut from a Cabernet based stone on Mount Olympus. Defined, but polished flavors of cedar, black currant and spice cascade along a sinewy backbone that is flat out admirable. While the ?03 may be a touch more exotically loaded w/ fruit, this 2005 may please palates that value traditional structure over sensuality

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Author Daniel F397
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.538%
Tasted On 01/18/2008

Ultra rich, dark fruit with a hint of flint.Oppulent would be the best way to describe this over the top masterpiece.

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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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