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Community Tasting Notes (207) Avg Score: 91.4 points

  • Popped and slow oxed for 10 hours before dinner. Great showing. Packed with classic Bordeaux scents and flavors like cigar box and cedar. Not necessarily fruity, but more savory and earthy. This is just entering it's drinking window at 20 and will easily go another 20. Nice wine.

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  • This bottle is in great shape; I see some tasters have not fared so well...

    Only a touch of evolution on the nose - Pure dark plum and asphalt tinged deep black cherry compote notes spread out on the expressive, salty oak notes like jam on toast.

    Palate is much of the same - very pure and ripe fruit with freshness. Long finish and considerable tannin as you would expect form 1995. Almost clinically pure.

    This wine is very good and set for the long haul though at the present moment lacking individuality that would make it a truly great Bordeaux.

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  • Took a while to open up.....younger version better

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  • Not closed, not tannic, simply a delight, this gentle classic was decanted for an hour and drinks like every wine that cost me $35.00 should taste-wonderfully. Soft and round blackberry, currant and plush plum fruit, laced with licorice, a pop of pepper, cassis, cedar lead to a pure, balanced, beautiful in the mind and senses Bordeaux. This wine is what a twenty year old Bordeaux should taste like and why one should wait at least twenty years before drinking. The finish is formidable and pleasurable sustaining the vibrancy of the fruit and classics of the winemaking into my dreams. Drink old and buy young and your balance sheet and senses benefit.

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  • Purchased with other Bordeaux from a local vendor (Tempe) several years ago, purchased cases of other fine Bordeaux and Pontet, however this case of 95 (and unfortunately the case of 95 purchased by the Phx Commanderie chapter) is bad, not spent, bad, herbal, quick loss of fruit. Not sure how they became , but the sink is about to own them.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    12/28/2009, (See more on 92 points

    (Château Pontet-Canet) From magnum - dark red violet color; ripe berry, black fruit, espresso nose; rich, plush, youthful, black fruit, berry, coffee, eucalyptus palate; medium finish 92+ pts.
  • By Richard Jennings
    5/17/2007, (See more on 92 points

    (Château Pontet-Canet) Tight nose; tight, leather and tart red fruit palate; medium finish
  • By Richard Jennings
    3/26/2004, (See more on 92 points

    (Château Pontet-Canet) Lovely, subtle cassis and cedar nose; tasty but tight coffee, vanilla and cream palate; medium finish


  • By Chris Kissack
    September 2003, (See more on Winedoctor...) 18+ points

    (Chateau Pontet-Canet Pauillac) Nice colour with maturity at the rim. This has a Cabernet dominated blackcurrant nose. Like the 1993 this too seems a little hollow on entry but things quickly pick up. Overall the palate is impressive, silkily textured, sweet and structured, with fine-grained tannins behind a depth of glossy fruit. Balanced acidity. Just a touch more tannic on the finish. Needs another year, maybe two.

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