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2003 Château Pontet-Canet

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Pauillac
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Community Tasting Notes 725

  • overkloud wrote: 91 points

    October 11, 2019 - Awesome nose of black currant, mushroom, chocolate, vanilla, and smoked pepper. It jumped right out from bottle. Wine is in dark ruby color, very concentrated. On palate it was austere at first and became smooth and round in 45 mins. It lacks a bit of acidity at the end to finish the wine where it turned flat. I think it's a typical 03 left bank.

    4 people found this helpful Comment
  • davergny Likes this wine: 94 points

    October 10, 2019 - No real detailed notes, as I was enjoying this too much with my perfectly cooked ribeye! Classic Pauillac to me--lovely fruit, graphite, not heavy and some ripe tannins poking around. Not fully mature but in a very good place now. Can't wait to try again!

    4 people found this helpful Comment
  • armins.rusis@gmail.com wrote:

    September 23, 2019 - Delicious pre-op bottle!

    2 people found this helpful Comments (2)
  • Ibetian wrote: flawed

    September 5, 2019 - Slightly corked

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Roentgen Ray Likes this wine: 92 points

    August 29, 2019 - Deep dark purple color.
    Tasting note after opened for 24 hours with cork replaced.
    Big and concentrated.
    Complex with dark fruit and cassis.
    Dusty tannins and sandalwood on the 45 second finish.
    Still pretty fresh.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
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  • By Mike Bennie
    3/14/2014 (link)

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  • By Julia Harding, MW
    3/21/2013 (link)

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  • By Julia Harding, MW
    1/23/2008 (link)

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  • December 2007, Issue #18 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2006, IWC Issue #126 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    11/3/2005 (link)

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Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2005, IWC Issue #120 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    4/7/2005 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2004, IWC Issue #114 (link)

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Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    February 2010 (link) 17+ points

    (Chateau Pontet-Canet Pauillac) Heatwave vintage. Rather glossy hue. Not a roasted style on the nose, dense and creamy confit style. Violets. Very well-styled fruit, rich but not overly sweet, fat or roasted, clean and ripe but remarkably atypical and pure for the vintage. Certainly a rich and creamy style on the palate though, dense and concentrated, and there is a firm pervasive style of deep, chewy, ripe but coating tannins, this aspect being very typical of the vintage. Tesseron says you can't spot this as a 2003 in a blind tasting, as it has good freshness; he is right on this point, but the structure of the wine is very typical. There is a long finish dominated by tannin. The acidity is rather muted but it is there. A good wine. Totally different

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  • By Richard Jennings
    5/13/2009 (link) 92 points

    (Château Pontet-Canet) Touch of brett, graphite and refined black fruit nose; tart black fruit, blackberry palate; medium-plus finish 92+ pts.

Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    October 2005 (link) 17 points

    (Chateau Pontet-Canet Pauillac) Dark, super-macerated, super-ripe fruit. A fat, sexy style on entry, with a creamy texture carrying a raft of exotic, spiced and peppered fruit. Beneath it all there's a big, brawny structure, although rather soft acidity, engendering a fat, opulent finish. The tannins coat the mouth here. I think there is sufficient substance to carry these tannins. Very good.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2003
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Pontet-Canet
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Médoc
  • Appellation Pauillac
  • UPC Codes 031259016306, 031259021591, 071570014834, 3419466144215, 400005871139, 649944053095, 732511091603, 802236002267, 830293001497

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 514 (2%)
  • In Cellars 16,727 (71%)
  • Consumed 6,231 (27%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Turkey, Lamb, Salmon & Skillet Beans, Thinly sliced flank steak wrapped in prosciutto and herbs

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