2005 Pontet-Canet Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 1.5L
  • WA 97
  • WS 96
  • NM 95
  • ST 95
  • WE 94

Reviews for 2005 Pontet-Canet Bordeaux Blend

WA 97
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2015
97+ Possibly the youngest wine of all the 2005 Médocs in terms of its evolution, at age 10 the inky purple 2005 Pontet-Canet tastes more like a two-year-old wine. Loads of pure blueberry, blackberry and cassis fruit are... 97+ Possibly the youngest wine of all the 2005 Médocs in terms of its evolution, at age 10 the inky purple 2005 Pontet-Canet tastes more like a two-year-old wine. Loads of pure blueberry, blackberry and cassis fruit are present along with a hint of licorice and background oak. It is full-bodied, ripe, and excruciatingly fresh, vigorous and exuberant. This is a tour de force, and a sensational effort that rivals the first growths. Give it another 5-10 years of cellaring, and drink it over the following 30-40 years. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
WS 96
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2008
Black in color with aromas of blackberry black licorice tar mineral and fresh flowers. Full-bodied and powerful with ultrafine tannins that last for minutes on the palate. A polished thought-provoking wine. Shows... Black in color with aromas of blackberry black licorice tar mineral and fresh flowers. Full-bodied and powerful with ultrafine tannins that last for minutes on the palate. A polished thought-provoking wine. Shows wonderful purity of Cabernet Sauvignon. Best after 2014. 20830 cases made. -JS
NM 95
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, February 2015
The Château Pontet-Canet 2005 has an opulent, fruit-laden bouquet with precocious black cherries, wild strawberry, marmalade and fig roll-scents that bloom from the glass. The palate is full-bodied with copious sweet ripe... The Château Pontet-Canet 2005 has an opulent, fruit-laden bouquet with precocious black cherries, wild strawberry, marmalade and fig roll-scents that bloom from the glass. The palate is full-bodied with copious sweet ripe black fruit – black cherries and crème de cassis – one of the most sensual and voluptuous Left Bank wines with layers of glycerine on the finish. Decadent and sophisticated, this is a Pauillac built for the long-term.
ST 95
Stephen Tanzer - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2008
Good full ruby-red. Complex, enticing aromas of black raspberry, licorice, minerals, bitter chocolate, lead pencil and pungent cedar; just this side of exotic. Wonderfully silky, sweet and thick, with a powerful... Good full ruby-red. Complex, enticing aromas of black raspberry, licorice, minerals, bitter chocolate, lead pencil and pungent cedar; just this side of exotic. Wonderfully silky, sweet and thick, with a powerful minerality framing the currant, graphite and spice flavors. This boasts superb inner-mouth energy and great length, with the full, ripe tannins totally enrobed by the wine's mid-palate richness. (My sample of the 2006 was old and tired, so I'll wait until next year to report on the finished wine; this was a star in the early going.)
WE 94
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, June 2008
Despite its core of strength and power and obvious aging ability, this is already a delicious wine, with mint aromas, ripe fruit masking the solid tannins. This estate has been on a roll for several years, and this 2005... Despite its core of strength and power and obvious aging ability, this is already a delicious wine, with mint aromas, ripe fruit masking the solid tannins. This estate has been on a roll for several years, and this 2005 shows why.
JJB 94
Mike Supple - JJ Buckley, April 2006
Gorgeous color of dark purple with reddish edges. Complex nose of blueberry boysenberry toasty vanilla oak and faints hints of fresh mint at the edges of the nose. Cassis and oak are surrounded by strong yet well-balanced... Gorgeous color of dark purple with reddish edges. Complex nose of blueberry boysenberry toasty vanilla oak and faints hints of fresh mint at the edges of the nose. Cassis and oak are surrounded by strong yet well-balanced juicy tannins.