Red

2009 Château Pontet-Canet

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Pauillac
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Community Tasting Notes 162

  • Kavine wrote: 94 points

    April 12, 2019 - Aired without decantering for two hours. Then decantered at the restaurant for another 1 1/2 hours. Opened up and a perfect accompaniment to a striploin. Long smooth finish (a description that is commonly used) hits this note also very well. Aging the balance bottles I have ....

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Burgaddict wrote:

    April 5, 2019 - Leiden in Voorhout: Decanted for two hours. Nose has opened up, taste balanced, soft tannins. Long finish, stays with you. Drinks very well, think this will further improve. I really liked this wine.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • tim m wrote: 96 points

    April 2, 2019 - Once this opens up, it's truly fantastic. Needs about four hours of decant time. Do not drink much before then or you'll be disappointed and missing out on what this wine is about.

    5 people found this helpful Comment
  • pdemaio wrote: 95 points

    March 26, 2019 - PDQ95

    Lovely, full bodied wine with lots of staying power due to the balance, backbone, and fruit. Tannins already smooth.

  • adam jones 71 Likes this wine: 97 points

    February 27, 2019 - wow, love this wine cant wait to try it again. We had a debate about which is better the 2012, 2010 or 2009? I'm going with 2009 at the moment.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
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  • By Neal Martin
    A Test Of Greatness: 2009 Bordeaux Ten Years On (March 2019), 3/1/2019 (link)

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

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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    Bordeaux Overflow, 10/15/2018 (link)

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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    Up From The Cellar #2 and Misc New Releases, 2/15/2018 (link)

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

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JancisRobinson.com

  • By Julia Harding, MW
    4/30/2013 (link)

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

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    1/17/2013 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    July/August 2012, IWC Issue #163 (link)

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

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
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The World of Fine Wine

  • June 2010, Issue #28 (link)

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  • By Ian D'Agata
    May/June 2010, IWC Issue #150 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
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Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    March 2010 (link) (18-19+) points

    (Chateau Pontet-Canet Pauillac) Cabernet Sauvignon 65%, Merlot 30%, 4% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot. 60% new oak. Vibrant hue, bright, red-purple hue. Very dark concentrated fruit on the nose, dense forest fruit character. Plum and cherry, especially the latter. Lovely texture in entry, very creamy but also tightly defined, rather than soft or overly broad. Underneath this, a rich layer of tannin, all very composed, although rich and substantial. The fruit has a dense, black cherry edge with a crunchy spark to it. The tannins are rich and mouth coating, like heavy velvet curtains, but are in keeping with the rest of the wine. It has a union of massive structure, cleanly defined fruit and also freshness and acidity - quite a remarkable feat. Peppery acidity with it. Lovely fresh fruit. This is very impressive wine. Long and rich too.

  • By Chris Kissack
    May 2012 (link) (17.5-18.) points

    (Château Pontet-Canet (Pauillac)) An appealing, fresh glossy hue in the glass. Still not bottled, surprisingly. A remarkably oaky character on the nose, the fruit subdued in comparison. This isn't the case on the palate though which shows more harmony, at the start at least, although the oaky grip and structure of the wine does come through here before long as well. A supple, spicy and interesting midpalate; there is a good substance of fruit through it, but it certainly doesn't have the plush texture and velvety substance of some other 2009s. They do seem to be tightening up though, so that's not surprising, and the time in wood may have some effect as well. An appealing presence, balance and grip to it though, and in the finish a sense of energy. An attractive wine, high quality, but not quite living up to the promises of the primeur tastings.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • 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, 3419466144215, 3448821200761, 3700446507121, 3700446508128, 3700446509125, 3700446511128, 400001996041

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 3,685 (10%)
  • In Cellars 27,540 (78%)
  • Consumed 3,885 (11%)

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beef, venison

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