Chateau Pontet-Canet 2003

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A red wine from Pauillac with an imposing structure

A red wine produced in the Pauillac appellation, Château Pontet-Canet is a 5ème cru classé. Aged 40 to 45 years on average, the vineyard spreads over an area of 81 hectares, with a soil composed of Quaternary gravel. The wine is aged in oak barrels (of which 60% are new) for 16 months.

With its very intense red color, Château Pontet-Canet 2003 offers a powerful nose with superb balance between fruit (blackberry, raspberry) and aging in wood (licorice, toasted notes). On the palate, the attack perfectly combines amplitude and sweetness. This superbly long wine reveals an incredible structure - which is found in the best Pauillac wines - and tannins without roughness. The finish is soft and of a magnificent length.

 

Parker : 95+ / 100
Wine Spectator : 93 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The spectacular 2003 Pontet Canet is still incredibly young and vigorous. This full-bodied classic boasts a dense purple color as well as a superb nose of graphite, creme de cassis, forest floor, licorice and a hint of truffles, low acidity, and extravagant richness. Most of the tannins have been resolved in this superstar of the vintage. It should continue to drink well for 10-15+ years.
BordeauxPauillac
Vineyard
Medoc

Alcohol
13

Dessert wine
No

Environment
Sustainable

J. Robinson
16,5

J. Suckling
93

R. Gabriel
18

Wine Spectator
93

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Grape varieties
Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Petit Verdot

Region
Bordeaux

Appellation
Pauillac

Color
Red

Producer
Chateau Pontet-Canet

Classification
Fifth Growth

Parker
95+

Allergens
Contains sulfites