Château Pontet Canet Pauillac 2008

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SKU 11426

750ml

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'One cannot say enough about the labors of proprietor Alfred Tesseron, who has personally overseen the dramatic increase in quality of the wines at Pontet-Canet which started in a significant manner with 1994.' Robert E. Parker Located directly across from Mouton Rothschild, fifth-growth Pontet Canet is planted to 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. The vines average 35+ years and the wine typically spends 16 months in oak, 60% of which is new.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Pauillac
Brand Château Pontet Canet
  • wa96

Wine AdvocateA candidate for the "wine of the vintage," Pontet Canet's 2008 boasts an opaque purple color as well as copious aromas of sweet blueberries, blackberries and black currant fruit intertwined with lead pencil shavings, subtle barbecue smoke and a hint of forest floor. Full-bodied, with fabulous richness, texture and tremendous freshness, this first-growth-like effort is more developed than the uber-powerful 2010. Give it 5-8 years of cellaring and drink it over the following three decades. Bravo!

Robert Parker, May 2011
  • we95

Wine EnthusiastSmooth, with dense tannins hidden behind the ripe, pure fruit, this important wine shows class and an impeccable balance of fruit and tannin. Rich as well as structured, this is a beautiful wine.

Roger Voss, April 1, 2011
  • st94

International Wine CellarDeep ruby-red. Knockout nose combines black cherry, lavender, potpourri spices and graphite minerality; high-toned and slightly liqueur-like. Then dense, seamless and vibrant in the mouth, with firm acidity giving outstanding energy to the dark fruit, floral and mineral flavors. Really spreads out on the back end and stays a while. Brilliantly delineated, complex wine with superb cut and penetration.

Stephen Tanzer, August 1, 2011
  • ws92

Wine SpectatorQuite dense, but pure and fresh, with the core of fig, damson plum and mulled cherry fruit already well-defined, and the back end of rounded loam and roasted cedar grip fully integrated. The finish is long and powerful. Best from 2013 through 2020. 22,080 cases made.

James Molesworth, April 30, 2011