2003 Château Pontet-Canet

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Pauillac

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  • Papies wrote: 92 points

    October 2, 2021 - Decanted for a good hour and needed. Haven’t had this for 8 years ( Papies 92) and was a great to cross paths with it once again now almost 20 years old. The 2003 vintage is present in the soft singe on the fruit but this is a great 2003 and made with a soft hand and thus maintains an elegance and freshness usually lacking from often burnt 2003s. Very good 92.

    For the lovers of the what causes high alcohol in modern wines , ie is it Global Warming or excessive Fruit selection this wine tips the scales to the fruit selection as this is 12.9% alc in a year that was probably the hottest ever in Bordeaux.

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  • chablis28 commented:

    10/3/21, 7:03 AM - Thanks for the helpful note Papies. What's your guess about going forward for this? I have 2of3 left. Current thoughts would be my next around 2023+ and the last one based on how the 2023/24 btl preformed.


  • Papies commented:

    10/3/21, 7:37 AM - Hey! Frankly it showed little to make us feel this would not live another 10-15yrs but 2003s are such a vintage that is difficult to make the call. Definitely have one sooner than later and maybe roll the dice with the other? Best A+N

  • chablis28 commented:

    10/3/21, 2:56 PM - Thanks Papies!

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