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1973 Château Pontet-Canet

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Pauillac
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Community Tasting Notes 7

  • boeing777 wrote: 86 points

    November 28, 2013 - Clear light ruby/garnet. Clean on the nose with light intensity leather, tobacco, a bit of menthol and very slight dark fruit. Dry, medium acidity and almost undiscernible tannins. Medium (-) body. Pretty much replicated what was picked up on the nose. Initially a bit of blood and iron but that went away. Flavours intensified a bit with about 30 mins air time. Pleasant.

  • jrobs7777 wrote:

    December 31, 2011 - Bottle was awful. Impossible to drink. Way over the hill.

  • jpdel wrote: 85 points

    November 4, 2010 - Can't really say there was bricking so much as the entire wine had taken on that orange hue, and the wine was rather light in color. But it was not dead, which was enough to make me happy. Smooth, light bodied, mostly just leather and tobacco left in this baby.

  • ews3 wrote: 85 points

    May 16, 2009 - Bordeaux Tasting ("Chateau McClure Roberts", Philadelphia PA): orange rim, but looks surprisingly youthful at the core. nose of leather, shoe polish, tobacco. developed somewhat unpleasant rubber notes as it opened up. tobacco most evident on the palate, with a short, sweet finish. A pleasant surprise.

  • jrobs7777 wrote: 85 points

    May 16, 2009 - Survey of Bordeaux (Our House -- Philadelphia): Bricking. See through. Surprisingly nice nose. Secondaries coming through. Leather, tobacco, tar and a touch of spice. There may be some dark fruit in there but it is hard to tell. The palate is relatively flat and sweet. Medium finish. This did not show well in a second taste later in the night in a makeshift Pontet Canet vertical flight. All in all, a surprise, especially on the nose. Drink 'em if you've got 'em.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1973
  • 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 Code 3238440060552

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 36 (72%)
  • Consumed 14 (28%)

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