Red

2009 Château Pontet-Canet

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Pauillac
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Community Tasting Notes 197

  • Burgundy Al wrote: 94 points

    March 15, 2020 - Last Wine Dinner Before the Coronavirus Shutdown (EL Ideas - Chicago IL): While nowhere close to its peak, this was a top highlight of the evening. Plum, blackberry and cassis with cedar, dark chocolate and anise. Very powerful and well balanced. 94-95 point potential.

    6 people found this helpful Comment
  • Mdhealey wrote: 98 points

    February 17, 2020 - I opened one to try as I’m thinking about buying more. Decanted for 6 hours then drank over 3. This wine is massive- a tidal wave of cassis and sweet ripe black and blue fruits. Very fine tannins. Delicious.

    6 people found this helpful Comments (1)
  • G_H wrote: 95 points

    January 19, 2020 - 100 points reloaded: PnP: Vanilla, Cherries, Cassis-Candy, cinnamon, chocolate, Espresso, way too young

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • G_H wrote: 94 points

    January 13, 2020 - A night of "Parker 100 pointers": Sour cherries, red bell peppers, some Haribo, nice minerals. Very muscular with the risk of drying out long term, but also a huge potential if it doesn't. I'd wait with drinking this

    8 people found this helpful Comment
  • jonboy74 Likes this wine: 97 points

    January 4, 2020 - Still was young, but enjoyable. 4 hr decant, probably should have decanted for 6 hrs. Would suggest holding onto this one for several more years, it has a ways to go yet (but tastes nice now)

    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 Jancis Robinson
    2/14/2019 (link)

    (Ch Pontet-Canet Pauillac 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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The WINEFRONT

  • 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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Vinous

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

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    4/1/2010 (link)

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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, 887017070024

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 3,538 (9%)
  • In Cellars 29,661 (79%)
  • Consumed 4,536 (12%)

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Community Recommendations

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