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Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 132
($50-$59) Good ruby-red. Currant, black raspberry, cocoa powder and graphite on the nose. Silky on entry, then impressively sweet in the middle palate, with classic Pauillac flavors of currant, chocolate and graphite dominating. This boasts the sharp focus of the vintage's best examples but can't quite match the 2006 for consistent ripeness and mid-palate depth. Tannins are quite firm and in need of six or seven years of patience.
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Author: Robert Parker
Backward and powerful for the vintage, this blue/purple-colored 2004 exhibits classic creme de cassis, smoke, incense, and spring flower characteristics. Medium to full-bodied, dense, and excruciatingly tannic, this impressively endowed Pauillac is built for the long haul. However, patience will be required.
Author: James Suckling
Shows beautiful aromas of crushed berries and currant, with hints of mineral. Full-bodied, with lovely currant, licorice and mint. Long and caressing. Very refined and balanced. Another winner from Pontet-Canet.
Author: Vinfolio Team
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 03/07/2014
Trust Rating: 0
Tasted On: 12/02/2013
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Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 06/01/2012
unbelievably sweet, complex, powerful -- perfection. ready to drink but many years left.
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 01/08/2011
Drink Dates: 2012-2014
I was expecting more from Pontet Canet at this price (USD 60) in spite of the vintage. Still young thoug, it tastes like a light-weight Pauillac in my view. Try again next year.
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 11/09/2010
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