Red

2003 Château Pontet-Canet

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Pauillac
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Community Tasting Notes 777

  • rwstorer wrote: 93 points

    August 2, 2020 - Similar note to previous. Pot and let air for 30 minutes. Beautiful wine and drinking is a pleasure.

    3 people found this helpful
  • shifter Likes this wine: 92 points

    July 29, 2020 - Double decant 3 hours before serving and decided to recork as it was already open. Drinking very smooth right now. A bit of viscosity on initial pour. Clings to the glass. Surprisingly did not pair well with a charcoal grilled Prime NY Strip steak and garlic mashed potatoes.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • HOS Likes this wine: 95 points

    July 27, 2020 - Last of my 03s. Decanted for 1/2 hour and drank over an hour. Initially some alcohol burn which faded into classic Ponet Candy taste. Still great but fading a little since my last bottle.

    4 people found this helpful Comment
  • Romol Likes this wine: 93 points

    July 24, 2020 - Decanted 2 hours. Again a very good bottle. Ready to drink and it still has many years left. 93 pts.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • peternelson Likes this wine:

    July 18, 2020 - Another one I waited too long to write my notes for. Can't remember much except that it was showing really well. Drinking really well for the hot 2003 vintage. Not overblown or too big but with just the right concentration and some good age right now on it. I think I guessed St. Estephe 2005. Hiro's house.

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

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The World of Fine Wine

  • 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, 3251092810481, 3277034946735, 3364420031059, 3419466144215, 400005871139, 649944053095, 714153131633, 732511091603, 802236002267, 830293001497

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 483 (2%)
  • In Cellars 17,108 (70%)
  • Consumed 6,694 (28%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

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

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