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  • Beef
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  • Pasta with Tomato Sauce
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2006 Pontet-Canet Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • NMWJ95
  • RP95
  • IWC94
  • JS93
  • WS93
  • WE92

Reviews

NMWJ95
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, November 2011
Tasted at Bordeaux Index’s Pontet-Canet dinner at The Ledbury. One of my favourite recent vintages, the 2006 is initially quite “strict” and “edgy” on the nose with cedar, blackberry and graphite but then manifests that... Tasted at Bordeaux Index’s Pontet-Canet dinner at The Ledbury. One of my favourite recent vintages, the 2006 is initially quite “strict” and “edgy” on the nose with cedar, blackberry and graphite but then manifests that opulence and almost braggadocio on the nose. The palate has a seriously good backbone, real structure and beguiling symmetry with a long grippy finish that suggests long-term ageing is a rule, not an option.
RP95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2009
95+ 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... 95+ 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. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2050+.
IWC94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2009
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... 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. 94 points
JS93
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, July 2013
This red is now soft and fruity with plum, berry and mineral character. It’s full-bodied with fine tannins and a gorgeous finish. Drink or hold.
WS93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2009
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. Best after 2014. 23330 cases made.
WE92
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, March 2009
At this early stage in its development, this wine shows more structure than richness. The tannins are fully developed, dark and dense. The complexity is there, but the fruit and the elegance are still to come—and that... At this early stage in its development, this wine shows more structure than richness. The tannins are fully developed, dark and dense. The complexity is there, but the fruit and the elegance are still to come—and that suggests good aging potential.