2005 Pontet-Canet Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 6L

  • WA 97
  • WS 96
  • ST 95
  • WE 94

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WA 97
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, July 2016
Tasted at the Pontet-Canet vertical in London, the 2005 Château Pontet-Canet has long been one of the stars of the vintage and this might well be the best of over a dozen showings of this wine. However, do not expect... Tasted at the Pontet-Canet vertical in London, the 2005 Château Pontet-Canet has long been one of the stars of the vintage and this might well be the best of over a dozen showings of this wine. However, do not expect ostentation on the nose. This is 2005 and like many wines of this vintage, even with considerable decanting, it remained broody and introspective on the nose, as if it is checking you out and seeing if you are worthy. Once you have been accepted, then it swings the doors open to reveal gorgeous scents of blackberry, briary and cassis fruit, perhaps a little more sous-bois than I have noticed compared to previous bottles. The palate is medium-bodied, but dense and structured—certainly a more masculine Pontet-Canet built for long-term ageing. Yet it retains marvelous freshness and vitality all the way through to the pencil-lead, quite saline finish. I suspect that the 2009 Pontet-Canet is more approachable than the 2005, so heeding Robert Parker's sage advice, afford this up to ten years in your cellar and then reap the rewards of patience. Tasted February 2016. - Neal Martin
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
ST 95
Stephen Tanzer - Antonio Galloni's Vinous, 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.
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.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pauillac
Vintage 2005