2008 Pontet-Canet 375ml

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2008 Pontet-Canet

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International Wine Cellar | 94

Deep ruby-red. Knockout nose combines black cherry, lavender, potpourri spices and graphite minerality; high-toned and slightly liqueur-like. Then dense, seamless and vibrant in the mouth, with firm acidity giving outstanding energy to the dark fruit, floral and mineral flavors. Really spreads out on the back end and stays a while. Brilliantly delineated, complex wine with superb cut and penetration.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 157

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Wine Advocate | 96

A candidate for the 'wine of the vintage,â?� Pontet Canet's 2008 boasts an opaque purple color as well as copious aromas of sweet blueberries, blackberries and black currant fruit intertwined with lead pencil shavings, subtle barbecue smoke and a hint of forest floor. Full-bodied, with fabulous richness, texture and tremendous freshness, this first-growth-like effort is more developed than the uber-powerful 2010. Give it 5-8 years of cellaring and drink it over the following three decades. Bravo!

Drink Dates: 2016-2046
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 194

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Wine Spectator | 92

Quite dense, but pure and fresh, with the core of fig, damson plum and mulled cherry fruit already well-defined, and the back end of rounded loam and roasted cedar grip fully integrated. The finish is long and powerful.

Drink Dates: 2013-2020
Author: James Molesworth


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Score: 93
Author: BORDEAUXLICIOUS
Trust Rating: 92
Tasted On: 04/13/2014

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Score: 95
Author: Johnnymd
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 11/13/2013
Drink Dates: 2018-2030
Very dark, full of blackberry and cassis. Dense tannin structure needs time to mellow. Built to last.

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Author: Wingman
Trust Rating: 92
Tasted On: 08/11/2012
Drink Dates: 2010-2020

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More Vintages and Sizes of Pontet-Canet:

2010 (750ml)
2009 (1.5L)
2009 (750ml)
2003 (750ml)
2000 (750ml)

About This Producer


One of eighteen Fifth Growth estates, Chateau Pontet-Canet is located in the northern end of the Pauillac appellation, and has one of the largest production volumes in the region. The vineyards date to the early 18th century, and are planted on extremely gravelly, well-draining soil, typical of the best vineyards in Bordeaux. Plantings are predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot. Chateau Pontet-Canet wines are very concentrated, yet elegant, and have tremendous aging potential. The estate produces a second wine, Les Hauts de Pontet, as well as an additional red blend called Benjamin de Pontet.

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