Chateau Pontet-Canet 2006

The famous chateau Pontet-Canet is part of the Pauillac appellation. It is located on a terroir composed of a rounded hilltop of gravels from the Garonne, on a calcareous base. This 2006 vintage displays a deep, dark red colour. Its nose expresses intense fragrances of fruit and a mineral note. On the palate, the attack is bold and the tannins are present and silky. This 2006 Pontet-Canet, a 5th classified growth, offers a lingering and delicious finish. 

Parker : 94 / 100
Wine Spectator : 93 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Tasted at Bordeaux Index's annual 10-Year On tasting in London. The 2006 Château Pontet-Canet has an extremely pure, vivacious, perfumed bouquet with crushed violets infusing the blueberry and blackberry fruit. But it is all about the detail and precision in this wine. The palate is medium-bodied with a gentle grip in the mouth: lightly toasted black fruit, dried orange peel, cedar and a pinch of white pepper. This feels very cohesive and poised with just a touch of mint entering right on the finish. What a great wine from Alfred Tesseron and Jean-Michel Comme. Go grab the corkscrew now, but don't feel that this wine has to be opened for another 5-6 years. Tasted January 2016.
BordeauxPauillac
Grape varieties
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Environment
Practicing Biodynamic

J. Robinson
16+

J. Suckling
93

R. Gabriel
18

Wine Spectator
93

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Dessert wine
No

Vineyard
Medoc

Region
Bordeaux

Appellation
Pauillac

Color
Red

Producer
Chateau Pontet-Canet

Classification
Fifth Growth

Parker
94

Allergens
Contains sulfites