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1990 Château Pontet-Canet

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Pauillac
Drink between 2003 - 2014 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 46

  • Kubiskisk wrote: flawed

    December 10, 2021 - To old, tastes and smells like the home of a horse.

  • Mr T wrote:

    November 30, 2021 - Fairly medicinal tastes initially plus iron and decent fruit. Much nicer with time as medicine pulled back and the wine softened
    Not a great wine but still pretty interesting and fun after all these years

  • RayOB wrote: 95 points

    October 20, 2021 - Drank at 67
    Young fresh and beautiful. If served blind you would think 2000

  • bram_epicurien Likes this wine: 90 points

    September 4, 2021 - Saturday evening in Singapore, pairing it with a sirloin steak. No decanting, and need to remove the cork carefully as it starts to crumble. Deep ruby Color. A waft of blueberries, red cherry, muscat, white pepper, mushroom, a little bit of truffles as well. Initially a little vinagre note but it disappeared after 10 min. Med acidity, Med body, Med alcohol, Med flavor intensity, Med tannins and Med finish. Quite nice red cherry taste, a bit of an underlying green note, pepper and spice, the vegetal green notes lingering a bit longer. Given the nice acidity, it is actually still in a reasonable drinking window but time to drink. Given the silkyness of the tannins as well as the nice balance it is Maybe better to pair with a lighter dish, it was perfect with the cheese plate. After the fact / finishing of the bottle I actually think a short decant - say one hour - would have been beneficial.

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  • JRockEsq Likes this wine: 86 points

    June 21, 2021 - Method: blind; red wine glass

    Look: medium+ garnet; a lot of medium-fast legs

    Nose: serrano pepper, blueberry, strawberry, cigar box, forest floor, tobacco

    Palate: cherry, sour cherry, graphite, cedar; medium- finish of dried herbs, cedar, leather; dry; medium- body; medium acidity; high- drying tannin

    Overall thoughts: Fairly balanced and a bit of nice complexity, but I don't love the flavor and the tannin is higher than I prefer. I did enjoy this, but it certainly didn't impress me.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1990
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Pontet-Canet
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Médoc
  • Appellation Pauillac

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 3 (1%)
  • In Cellars 283 (63%)
  • Consumed 166 (37%)

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