• mxpbuy Likes this wine: 93 points

    December 4, 2021 - 1+ hour decant. This producer stepped up its game in the current millennium and the I'm trying to show patience with my '09s, but the '03 is a glimpse of what transcends the 20th to 21st century for this Château. Very smooth. Modern Left Bank, but still very Old Word compared to Napa.

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  • RickyT12 Likes this wine: 94 points

    November 27, 2021 - Decanted 3 hours
    Classic pontet Cherry, leather, dusty boot. A weight is a bit light, but still drinking well and has quite a few years left. Probably peaking in 5-8 years. Good texture. Tannins are starting to calm down. Great showing. Acid medium, weight medium minus.

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  • SonOfBarolo Likes this wine: 94 points

    November 20, 2021 - Just as good as the 05 I tried if not slightly better balanced/less ripe, love the cassis/blackcurrant.

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  • Slics wrote: 92 points

    November 19, 2021 - Quite enjoyable but not that different from 2017 note.

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  • rashcar Likes this wine: 96 points

    November 15, 2021 - This 2003 PC is singing right now! Decanted for 2 hours back in the bottle for one more hour. Nose or perfume layer then dark berries and earth. Finish was delicious and sensational. Last about 20 seconds. Balanced and ready!

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  • Léognan Likes this wine: 94 points

    November 13, 2021 - Château Pontet-Canet Pauillac GGC 2003 13% alc.
    P&P bei zunächst 14°, dann offene Flasche während 4 Stunden langsam auf 17° erwärmt
    Farbe: warmes Bordeauxrot, fast ohne Alterstöne, ganz leichter Wasserrand
    Nase: überaus zurückhaltend, auf réglisse, Cassis, Dörrpflaume
    Gaumen: réglisse, Cassis, Amarenakirsche und Dörrpflaume, Partagas, Sattelleder, ganz leicht Stall und Waldboden, sehr gut eingebundene, aber durchaus noch merkbare Tannine, alles trägt in einen sehr langen Abgang auf Amarenakirsche, Sattelleder, Schwarzbrot und Lebkuchenwürze, auch etwas Steinmehl.
    Die gut stützende Säure verspricht durchaus noch einige Jahre auf diesem Niveau. 93/94 Punkte (nichts von den so störenden Medizinalnoten der letzten Flasche im März 2020. Wunderbar zu Omelette mit frischen Steinpilzen, genauso wie zuvor Château Olivier blanc GCC Pessac-Léognan 2015 zur Crevettenvorspeise. Dieser PC 2003 ist nun wieder auf dem Niveau der Flaschen, die nach 2016 getrunken wurden, im idealen Trinkfenster, das noch 5 Jahre oder länger bleiben könnte. Allerdings - jahrgangstypisch? - nicht ganz Pauillac, aber sehr fein)
    P.S. Den Wein würde ich nicht über 17/18° erwärmen. Am besten bei 17°

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  • 83Vintage wrote: 93 points

    October 29, 2021 - Consistent with other notes. Nice wine.

  • La Sprezzatura Likes this wine: 95 points

    October 28, 2021 - Tasted alongside L‘Eglise Clinet 2003 and Pape Clement 2011.
    Decanted for 2 hours. Evolved extremely over time in the glass and decanter.
    At the beginning there were red, yet ripe fruits on the nose, red currants and cherries. in the background sensible tertiary aromas such as leather and licorice. also some „farm“ aromas present, but not dominant at all. Very pleasant to drink. I would say the wine is in a great spot right now, very much entered the drinking window.
    On the palate high acidity, creamy, nice drinkflow, you can sense that this is a high quality wine, everything works together nicely. precise, light-footed, fresh, yet grippy. complex and long. Good value for the price. Was better and more round compared to the Eglise Clinet 2003 and Pape Clement 2011. Buy.


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  • slulkin wrote: 93 points

    October 18, 2021 - My one and only bottle of this which I have held to celebrate our son's HS graduation last year. Paired wonderfully with grilled ribeyes and vegetables. Last glass was even better on day 2.

    I think HENDMO's 10/2021 note summed it up very nicely. Though I would add I decanted for 2 hours prior to serving.

    "Deep concentrated ruby colour, which is Rich nose of cassis, slightly roasted plums, licorice, a hint of graphite and vanilla. Palate is well balanced with rich dark fruits, a deep seam of graphite and some gentle spices. Finish is subtle at first, but builds nicely into a lovely, classy, and mineral infused finish, framed by slightly dusty but well integrated tannins."

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  • bnqwallace Likes this wine: 93 points

    October 16, 2021 - I first tried this vintage in 2009 and have drunk it regularly ever since. At first it was fruit forward and delicious but recently it has been displaying the characteristics of the hot vintage more and its heat and alcohol is still to calm down. Personally in time I think it will come round and become a fantastic wine but this will require patience. EDIT I left half the bottle vacuumed for the next night and I felt it improved significantly with the heat blowing off reassuring me it has a long life ahead.

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