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2006 Château Pontet-Canet

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Pauillac
Drink between 2017 - 2036 (Edit)
CT92 363 reviews

Community Tasting Notes 264

  • winemanintheden Likes this wine: 92 points

    December 31, 2021 - Upon opening this 06 Pontet Canet was muted and tannic. Found notes of milk chocolate from the start. But you can tell there’s a lot behind that wall. Decanted over an hour and then a burst of violets, perfume and tobacco showed up on the nose. Along with red fruit and oak. So balanced and well made. The palette mirrors the nose with the tannins softening. Still quite young and will easily last decades. It’s incredible where this Pontet Canet is at 15 years and more importantly where it’s headed. Plus at 13% alcohol, it’s a rarity these days. If you open now, decant for a few hours. 92-93 today, will easily hit a higher range in the future.

    Update: Final glass 5 days later (Jan 5). Refrigerated with vacuvin. It’s mellowed out with some tannins still present in the background. Those nice elegant violets and perfume are no longer present. Has morphed into a more Napa Cab Sav oakiness with plum finish. Amazing how it has not fallen apart at all after 5 days. It’s built and made to last.

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  • JS199 wrote: 91 points

    December 29, 2021 - Nice nose, smells promising. Tannins resolved, very smooth in the mouth, but not a lot of complexity taste wise.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • The_Cat wrote: 93 points

    December 19, 2021 - Deep ruby red with purple rims. Lots of licorice blackberry black currant and blueberry preserve full bodied with grippy tannins and long persistent finish.

  • tazzy Likes this wine: 92 points

    November 27, 2021 - Leather on the nose , complexity, drink now of hold 10 years

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • JH@B Likes this wine: 91 points

    November 6, 2021 - Seemed a little flat. Colour had a touch of brown around the edges. Beautiful balance, and tannin textures but overshadowed by the 2006 Mt Mary Quintet.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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  • By Jane Anson
    2006: Ten Years On, 6/12/2016 (link)

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

JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    4/22/2016 (link)

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

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    1/27/2016 (link)

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

Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    January 2016, 1/1/2016 (link)

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

The World of Fine Wine

  • March 2011, Issue #31 (link)

    (Château Pontet-Canet 5ème Cru) Subscribe to see review text.

  • December 2010, Issue #30 (link)

    (Château Pontet-Canet 5ème Cru) Subscribe to see review text.

Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    November 2010 (link)

    (Chateau Pontet-Canet (Pauillac)) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Chris Kissack
    February 2010 (link)

    (Chateau Pontet-Canet Pauillac) Subscribe to see review text.

JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    1/21/2010 (link)

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

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

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

Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2009, IWC Issue #144 (link)

    (Chateau Pontet Canet Pauillac) Subscribe to see review text.

JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    11/7/2008 (link)

    (Ch Pontet Canet Pauillac Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    October 2008 (link)

    (Chateau Pontet-Canet Pauillac) Subscribe to see review text.

JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    10/26/2007 (link)

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

  • By Julia Harding, MW
    7/31/2007 (link)

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

Vinous

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

    (Chateau Pontet Canet Pauillac) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2006
  • 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, 071570014834, 087000353190, 3284396008186, 3364420038058, 3364420096478, 3419466144215, 3419466163551, 3700446506124, 3700446507121, 3700446508128, 3700446511128, 400005648564, 649185987067, 649944083214, 802236003363

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 1,227 (7%)
  • In Cellars 12,870 (73%)
  • Consumed 3,625 (20%)

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