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2008 Château Pontet-Canet

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Pauillac
Drink between 2018 - 2038 (Edit)
CT92.4 379 reviews

Community Tasting Notes 275

  • Ggyy007 Likes this wine: 93 points

    January 23, 2022 - Proper Bordeaux. Thin tannin now with tobacco. Well structured.

  • Purple Tooth wrote: 93 points

    January 15, 2022 - This time I drank this alone, and it was more interesting than my last recollection of drinking this. Its still underdevloped and rather rich in fruit, but it lacks complexity. If 2009 is an indication of where PC style was headed, this would explain what was going on in 08's new world aspirations. Deep red, lush, warm and spicy, slight notes of pencils and pen ink, and a sturdy backbone. I dont know what you can do with this, but I am not sad that this was my very last bottle. As enjoyable as a good 60+ dollar napa cab. Drink I guess....

    * PS_IMO@ the cost of 130+ dollars, and a 2008 Bordeaux, you are definitely buying the label and not the wine. I prefer a 2009 classified growth for 1/2 the cost and a very similar expression.

  • FrancoisD Likes this wine: 88 points

    January 12, 2022 - Vin avec une certaine tension. On pourrait apprécier ce trait de jeunesse et faire valoir la patience nécéssaire, mais j'opte plutôt pour un déséquilibre relié à un milésime moyen.
    Poivron vert, herbe mouillée, basilic. Pas mauvais, mais pas au niveau des attentes reliées à un P-C

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • TCT50 wrote:

    January 8, 2022 - Still young. Powerful. Drink maybe 2027

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • caesar77 Likes this wine: 93 points

    January 2, 2022 - Dark magenta w/ ruby edge. Intense perfume of blackberry, candied cherries, vanilla and tomato leaf. On the palate, blackberry explodes followed by cola, vanilla and spice. Firm, but integrated tannins felt on gums and cheeks lead into a medium-to-long finish of dark fruit and spice. On day two, the fruit was still present, but more tart (blackberry & raspberry) and tertiary flavors of tobacco were prominent. Bouquet was consistent. Drank this easily a decade or two early, but enjoyed it all the same.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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  • By Neal Martin
    Cellar Journal: Bordeaux 1920-2015 (Dec 2019), 12/1/2019 (link)

    (Pontet-canet Pontet-canet Red) Subscribe to see review text.

JebDunnuck.com

  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    2008 Bordeaux - Now at age 10, 2/28/2019 (link)

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JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    3/2/2018 (link)

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

Vinous

  • By Neal Martin
    2008 Bordeaux: A Day In A Life (Feb 2018), 2/18/2018 (link)

    (Pontet-canet Pontet-canet Red) Subscribe to see review text.

JancisRobinson.com

  • By Richard Hemming, MW
    2/1/2018 (link)

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Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    February 2018, 2/1/2018 (link)

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Decanter

  • By Jane Anson
    2008 Bordeaux 10 Years on, 1/1/2018 (link)

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JamesSuckling.com

  • By James Suckling
    6/16/2016 (link)

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JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    1/14/2013 (link)

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The World of Fine Wine

  • December 2012, Issue #38 (link)

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Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    November 2012, 11/1/2012 (link)

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JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    5/3/2012 (link)

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Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    May 2012 (link)

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JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    1/19/2012 (link)

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WineAlign

  • By David Lawrason
    11/23/2011 (link)

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    11/17/2011 (link)

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Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    July/August 2011, IWC Issue #157 (link)

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JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    5/4/2011 (link)

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  • By Julia Harding, MW
    10/19/2010 (link)

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  • By Chris Kissack
    October 2010 (link)

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

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The World of Fine Wine

  • June 2009, Issue #24 (link)

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  • By Julia Harding, MW
    5/4/2009 (link)

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Vinous

  • By Ian D'Agata
    May/June 2009, IWC Issue #144 (link)

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Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    April 2009 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • 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 000004180869, 031259021591, 071570014834, 3364420097741, 3419466144215, 3419466182880, 3700446507121, 3700446508128, 3700446508135, 3700446511128, 3700446512125, 400001373231, 616773162434, 649185587083, 649185987081, 649944110187, 747505009656

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 2,538 (10%)
  • In Cellars 18,810 (72%)
  • Consumed 4,598 (18%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Angus, Beef, Braised meats, Cheeses (soft & hard), Game, Grilled meats (rare), haricots vert, Lamb, Mushrooms, Pork

Who Likes This Wine

93% Like It  117 votes

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