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Community Tasting Notes (210) Avg Score: 90.9 points

  • drinking very well. could be evolving and getting better.

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  • A clean polished Pauillac with pure cassis notes and typical flint and coffee character. Fine still prominent tannins. Drink or hold, though probably slightly better in 3-5yrs. 92-93

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  • Nose of cassis and black currants. Palate followed the nose with a hint of bell pepper. Exceptionally silky with a soft, lingering finish. Fresh tasting and perhaps a bit modern in style. I liked this a lot

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  • Given a couple hours in the glass and it needed it. Expressive nose of cocoa and currants. Palate was a little "four-square" well framed with bright acidity, tannins are tamed but still present and a dark red fruit profile with underlying flint and coffee notes. Moderate finish. This is a solid Pauillac but a little underwhelming for a classified growth. Good not great. Drink or hold, as it should soften even further (and maybe become more expressive) with time, though certainly enjoyable now.

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  • Il ne montrait que sa structure même après 90 minutes de carafe, il a eu besoin de deux heures trente de carafe pour s'attendrir, tout en restant fougueux. Après 3 heures il est vraiment soyeux, dans un style droit, de longueur correcte, c'est un beau Pauillac classique, de corps moyen, avec des arômes de cèdre, de cassis, pas trop austère Alain ;), une belle complexité en finale. Un vin encore assez jeune, qui a besoin d'air ou de quelques années de plus en bouteille. On peut le revoir sans inquiétude dans dix ou quinze ans. 91+ pts

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  • By Chris Kissack
    February 2010, (See more on Winedoctor...) 17.5+ points

    (Chateau Pontet-Canet Pauillac) Very appealing nose here, very polished fruit style, very expressive, suggesting a good presence and texture. Good depth of fruit, good complexity, not exotic aromas but a deep and spicy wealth of forest fruit character with a delightful grainy element. Very appealing palate, youthful and primary but very well composed, harmonious and almost honeyed. Polished, textured, very complete style, beautifully silky tannins, nicely intertwined with the rest of the wine. Fresh acidity. Perfumed, red fruits, violets, lots of potential here.

  • By Richard Jennings
    10/29/2004, (See more on 90 points

    (Château Pontet-Canet) Oak nose; tart cherry palate; medium finish

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