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Chateau Pontet-Canet 2001

Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
  • ST 90
  • WS 90
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Winemaker Notes

Intense ruby color. Complex nose of red and black berries, which is well balanced by vanilla and liquorice notes. After a full attack the elegant tannins reveal all the greatness of their terroir. The delicious palate has a full, powerful structure and good length. The palate aromas confirm the aromatic promise of this wine. A long-keeping bottle.

Blend: 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc

Critical Acclaim

ST 90
International Wine Cellar

Good red-ruby color. Sexy, highly aromatic nose combines black raspberry, licorice, mint, minerals and flowers. Classy, bright Pauillac, with suave dark berry and mineral flavors nicely shaped by firm acidity. Offers early sex appeal but has the structure for a long life in bottle. Finishes with ripe, spreading tannins and excellent grip and length.

WS 90
Wine Spectator

Enticing blackberry and licorice character, with a tiny bit of tobacco. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a serious finish. Best after 2007.

Chateau Pontet-Canet

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Chateau Pontet-Canet, , France - Bordeaux
Chateau Pontet-Canet
Jean Francois Pontet, Royal Master of the Horse in the early 18th Century, bought and consolidated several plots of land located northwest of Pauillac. Several years later, in 1750, his descendants bought neighboring vineyards in an area named "Canet", thus creating one of the largest estates in the entire Medoc. Chateau Pontet-Canet's topography and soil predestined it to produce great wine.

In 1865, the noted wine shipper Hermann Cruse acquired the chateau and its... View More