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2006 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 »

Score
89
JR 16.5
IWC 94
WS 93
WA 95+
Drink Dates
Comm: 2016-2031 WA: 2018-2050 WS: 2014+
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IWC 94
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 144

($95) Saturated medium ruby. Inky cassis, black raspberry, graphite and pungent minerality on the very ripe nose. Dense, rich and silky, with a brooding inky minerality and an almost liqueur-like dark fruit sweetness leavened by a savory peppery element. This very ripe, deep and concentrated wine boasts wonderful lushness without any undue weight thanks to its sheer energy. Like its neighbor Mouton-Rothschild, Pontet-Canet's 2006 conveys a powerful impression of soil character. Finishes with serious dusty tannins and superb lingering sweetness. Should be long-lived.

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JR 16.5
Source Jancis Robinson
Drink Dates 2014-2024

Dark. Very cassis nose, not especially complex. Thick and dense with some oak tannin. Ambitious though it doesn't have quite the fruit weight for all the tannin, I fear.

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WA 95+
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 181
Drink Dates 2018-2050

The 2006 is a wine to stockpile, especially for those in their thirties and forties as it needs another decade to reach maturity, after which it should keep for 30+ years. This vineyard, just south of Mouton Rothschild, has produced an opaque bluish/purple-colored 2006 with an extraordinarily pure nose of graphite, charcoal, sweet creme de cassis, and a hint of scorched earth. Incredible concentration, stunning richness, and a 60-second finish result in a wine that transcends the vintage as well as this estate's 1855 classification. This enormously endowed, modern day classic is a legend in the making

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WS 93
Source Wine Spectator
Drink Dates 2014+

Blackberry, currant and plum tart aromas lead to a full body, with a solid core of fruit, sweet fruit and silky tannins. Generous and round, with lovely richness for the vintage.

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Author Waddy
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.652%
Tasted On 06/17/2014

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Author Mucha Wine
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 59.006%
Tasted On 05/28/2012

Not at all what was expected. While the provenance is solid, this bottle was not stored in ideal conditions for a 60 day period. I'm going to hope that's why it was so disappointing. No taste, totally bland on palate. Mostly smooth with little lingering aftertaste, but just plain bland and blah.

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Author alphajet
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 87.719%
Tasted On 03/12/2010
Drink Dates 2016-2030
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Author Miguel L
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Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 01/25/2010
Drink Dates 2017-2032

Closed for business today. In the company of all older brothers, the 2006 is a shy boy. Brooding. Well made, and has the depth of fruit, structure, backbone and length to evolve. But no need to check back with him until 2016+.

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