Red

2002 Château Pontet-Canet

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Pauillac
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Community Tasting Notes 229

  • alexfrank Likes this wine: 91 points

    November 2, 2019 - 1hr decant. Nose: Palate: Dark, robust fruit and minerality, long finish – blueberry?. "Classic" comes to mind – no overwhelming fruit, feels very structured. I really like this wine – not super complex but very enjoyable by my second glass. More fruit than the 2011 GPL by the second glass. Really good.

  • ocfriday Likes this wine: 91 points

    September 17, 2019 - Very solid medium bodied wine with berry, currant and mineral characteristics - silky with a long finish.

    Decant 1+ hours before ..

  • mjfaulkner wrote: 93 points

    July 19, 2019 - Deep maroon. Sweet black currant and cassis liqueur. Elegant yet ripe. Plenty of supporting tannins. Delicious now, with plenty of structure to age gracefully.

  • winot Likes this wine: 92 points

    June 14, 2019 - I think this wine was always unfairly painted with the negative brush of the vintage. We've always enjoyed it, and it keeps getting better. This wine, or at least this bottle, has really come into its own, making me regret my earlier decisions to open, and underscoring the ageability of Bordeaux. Deep black red, beautiful cassis and cedar nose, finely balanced palate, with cassis, pencil shavings, and even me some crisp red fruit notes, with suave tannins and gracefully supporting acidity, this is really in a perfect place right now, but no hurry to drink up. A real star in the vintage.

  • Larre Likes this wine: 91 points

    June 13, 2019 - Classic claret character, but a bit green in the finish. Might improve. 91?

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    3/15/2012 (link)

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Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2005, IWC Issue #120 (link)

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JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    11/2/2004 (link)

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Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2004, IWC Issue #114 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2003, IWC Issue #108 (link)

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Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    February 2010 (link) 17+ points

    (Chateau Pontet-Canet Pauillac) A dense style of fruit in the nose, very defined and upright, black fruit character, has a style rather more reminiscent of a St Julien than Pauillac, a vintage effect perhaps? There is a little broadness and sweetness to it though, dark and grainy, sitting beneath these more superficial characteristics. There is an evocative style to it as well, early maturity, notes of tea leaves. With time really opening up - showing overt maturity, tea leaves and rust - lovely. Moderate weight on entry, balanced midpalate, slightly loose knit through the middle and slightly raw structure too, very tannic style coming out from beneath through the fruit in a slightly sharp fashion. Needs time. Not a lean and mean greenie at all though, lots of tannin in the finish although less than the 2000 I feel. More flesh would be very welcome. Good wine which will make super drinking with dinner in a few years from now.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2002
  • 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 071570014834, 3419466144215, 3455180047388, 400007434271, 649944043454, 714153131626

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 55 (1%)
  • In Cellars 3,447 (68%)
  • Consumed 1,604 (31%)

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Community Recommendations

chickn thighs with saffron rice, filet mignon d'agneau au cacahuète, Pork Chops, roast lamb, Spanish meal - pork and beans

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