Red

2005 Château Pontet-Canet

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Pauillac
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Community Tasting Notes 272

  • W!neNot? wrote: 96 points

    March 10, 2019 - Bottle at Andrew Edmunds. Decanted for one hour. Rich blackcurrant fruit dominates. This is a concentrated wine, showing little to no sign of development yet. Really rich flavours, but will take decades to develop more. If you want a fruit driven, dense, rich wine, this is that now. But I suspect this has much much more to give in the future. Will probably peak in 15-20 years.

    5 people found this helpful Comment
  • mclanew Likes this wine: 96 points

    March 3, 2019 - Decanted 30 minutes which isn’t close to enough. Terrific nose of blackberries, herbs. The palate is massive and structured with tremendous concentration but at the same time retains its balance. This sports flavors of black and blue fruit, lead pencil and tobacco. This finishes with a very long finish and which is focused and detailed. Marvellous. I look forward to tasting this as it ages.

    5 people found this helpful Comment
  • ducrufan Likes this wine: 94 points

    March 2, 2019 - dunklere Farbe, keine nennenswerte Alterung sichtbar. Viel Kirsche in der opulenten Nase, Barrique, sehr nahe an der Rosine, was mit Luftkontakt allerdings dezenter wird. Hat viel Kraft, schmeckt frischer, als der erste Naseneindruck glauben macht, bei aller Fülle ist da auch viel Struktur vorhanden. Ein sehr moderner Medoc, schon trinkbar, ich würde ihm aber trotzdem noch Zeit geben, da kommt noch mehr. 94+/100

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • NorwAmateur Likes this wine: 93 points

    March 1, 2019 - Four years since my first bottle, and it has opened up. Dark berries and the tannins have started to integrate. Perhaps the aftertaste could have lasted longer. I think it still will improve by further cellaring.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • SeaSmoke wrote: 95 points

    February 23, 2019 - Decanted for 4 hours. Beautiful garnet color. Blackberry, vanilla, raspberry, tobacco leaf, and dark chocolate on the nose and palate. Extended finish with tannins still evident. This wine still has many, many years left. I won't open another for at least 5 years.

    7 people found this helpful Comment
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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    Up From The Cellar #2 and Misc New Releases, 2/15/2018 (link)

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Decanter

  • By Stephen Brook
    Decanter's November 2017 Fine Wine Encounter, 11/11/2017 (link)

    (Château Pontet-Canet, Pauillac, Red) Subscribe to see review text.

JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson
    2/23/2017 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    1/29/2015 (link)

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  • By Mike Bennie
    3/14/2014 (link)

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  • By Gary Walsh
    5/13/2013 (link)

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JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    6/29/2010 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    1/5/2010 (link)

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    2/18/2009 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    10/31/2008 (link)

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Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2008, IWC Issue #138 (link)

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JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    12/10/2007 (link)

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  • By Julia Harding, MW
    12/10/2007 (link)

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Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2007, IWC Issue #132 (link)

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

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    4/26/2006 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    4/12/2006 (link)

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Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    February 2010 (link) 19+ points

    (Chateau Pontet-Canet Pauillac) The nose here shows a lot of primary elements here, and is still marked by winemaking at present. The nose is dominated by the aromas of sweet oak, marshmallow and caramel, so it is clearly not a wine that I would recommend open for tasting or drinking now, even those who like to 'take one for the team'. The fruit elements which are currently sitting behind the oak are very dark, with elements of liquorice, but also with brighter although very ripe red fruits, dark cherry and raspberry. Beautiful palate though, glossy but not over the top, lightly creamy and stylish, wonderful style. Complete, harmonious, vivacious but elegant, balanced but structured, the tannins perfectly intertwined with the rest of the wine, the finish composed and complete and long. This is a very remarkable wine, rich and yet poised and light-footed. It needs to be left a very long time - a decade at least, maybe 15 years - but it will be amazing. A wine full of emotion.

  • By Chris Kissack
    November 2009 (link) 19+ points

    (Chateau Pontet-Canet Pauillac) A rather glossy style of fruit here, dark and intensely stylish, shining with black fruit character, dark with elements suggestive of roasted herbs, but the fruit itself is not in any way cooked or hot. Rather there is a very fresh complexity, of liquorice and macerated black fruits. Beautifully defined here on entry, pure and linear, fresh but very rich, and with a very significant presence of tannins. These have a very firm character, masculine and grippy, bright, nevertheless they sit very well with the rest of the wine. A hugely impressive effort that puts much of the rest of the appellation to shame. This wine could really go places, given the right cellar.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    1/18/2008 (link) 93 points

    (Château Pontet-Canet) Dark red violet color; sexy, ripe berry and kirsch nose; ripe, plush plum and berry palate, a little extracted; medium-plus finish (65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot)

Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    October 2007 (link) 18.5+ points

    (Chateau Pontet-Canet Pauillac) Exotic, interesting, spicy nose, full of very dense and perfumed fruit, notes of roast herbs and a layer of cashew nut oak. The palate is very full, a touch creamy, with a lovely composition. Rich fruit, good substance and weight, ripe well covered tannins and a delicious, balanced style. This has great potential. Another success for Pontet-Canet, and a much higher score than my en primeur tasting.

  • By Chris Kissack
    April 2006 (link) (16.5-17.) points

    (Chateau Pontet-Canet Pauillac) CS 70%, M 25%, CF 4%, PV 1%. This has a lovely, dense colour. The nose is perfumed with aromatic floral and mineral character. A middleweight on the palate, showing good structure; there are ripe tannins in abundance, and a full character. This very well made wine does seem a little straightforward and foursquare at present, but it has fine structure and great potential for the cellar. The aromatic complexity on the nose is encouraging. Very good indeed.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • 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 031259021591, 087000347663, 3419466144215, 3700446505127, 3700446505134, 3700446508128, 3700446511128, 3700446568047, 649944080541

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 1,567 (5%)
  • In Cellars 24,041 (82%)
  • Consumed 3,654 (12%)

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Community Recommendations

Lamb, Beef, Cheese, Duck, Elk, Game, Goose, lamb chop or even lobster, steak

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