2000 Pontet-Canet

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / PAUILLAC
abv 14.5%
  • 92 WA
  • 92 WS
  • 93 IWC
  • 16 JR
  • 94 JS
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 56754-2000-750-2C
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    ($50-$65) Deep red-ruby. Explosive nose combines raspberry, roasted currant, grilled nuts and exotic spices. Rich, sexy, silky and full in the mouth, with expressive flavors of black raspberry, game, smoke and truffle. Finishes with strong but suave tannins and excellent length. St. Julien
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2003
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    A lovely lead-in of singed cedar and vanilla notes gives way to slightly taut, racy red and black currant fruit flavors that drive nicely through an iron-edged finish. Rather sleek and tightly focused, relying more on minerality than power.'2000 Bordeaux blind retrospective (December 2015). Drink now through 2023. 22,917 cases made.
    Author: James Molesworth
  • JamesSuckling.com | Rating: 94

    I drank this fabulous 2000 Pontet-Canet in Hong Kong last summer at home with family. It was a wonderfully complex wine that was really starting to show its best. On the nose it displayed tar and currants with hints of dried fruits and berries. It was full-bodied yet so refined and delicious at the same time.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

    Tasted at the Pontet-Canet vertical, the 2000 Chƒteau Pontet-Canet is perhaps where things start getting interesting, as Alfred Tesseron's top-to-toe reconfiguration of the vineyard and vinification began to impact and ameliorate the wine. It has a lovely bouquet of blackberry and briary fruit, hints of black truffle developing, later damp earth. There is an intensity here, if not the complexity of the best millennial Pauillacs. The palate is medium-bodied with a mixture of red and black fruit, cedar and sous-bois percolating up through and rendering it a |serious| Pontet-Canet in keeping with the vintage. There is a subtle and yet insistent grip on the finish. It has always been a tannic wine, but these are now softening, albeit at a slower pace than some might like. Therefore, I might be inclined to hold on to bottles for another 3-4 years. Tasted February 2016.
    Author: Neal Martin
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16

    Very dark crimson. Thick and dense but without lift. A bit stodgy.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: Arqui Lopez
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Author: coffeemuse
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Author: Horms
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Author: Mayo
  • Self | Rating: 96

    Author: Owens Jack
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: RWG III
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Based on early reports, this wine looked like one to purchase in quantity. Given the (probably excessive) tannins, I am glad I resisted. Composed of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 5% Franc, and 2% Petit Verdot, this wine sees 60% new oak while aging. Dark purple red color with good pigmentation. An expansive nose of leather, plum, lead pencil, black cherry and oak. A ton of scratchy tannin assaults the palate. Perhaps due to the abundance of tannins, right now the wine is simple in the mouth. The wine shows plenty of length but I am seriously concerned about the wine?s structure. Drink 2015 to 2025. 91? points (if the tannins ever resolve this rating will appear low.)
    Drink Dates: 2015-2025
    Author: Daniel B
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Ecxcellent and ready to drink...very classic style but full body and very aromatic (seems like a St. Julien) cedar, tobacco, ripe red fruits, some barnyard aromes (in a good way). This could last 10 years more but is peak drinking. Very confident to the great 2000 Bordeaux vintage.
    Drink Dates: 2012-2026
    Author: Jito72
  • Self | Rating: 95

    fantastic wine well worth its asking price
    Author: nywineman
  • Self | Rating: 88

    Fat with blackberry, black currant and heavy handed tannins. Tom pointed out that in this and the following PCs, one could truly observe the hold of Parkerization. The wood/leather/sour cherry flavors in the older wines were now missing and replaced with coffee and chocolate.
    Drink Dates: 2010-2025
    Author: JMC22
  • Self | Rating:

    gift from shane and claire. Tom and Emilys'10th Anniversary: One of the most reliable vineyards in Pauillac in Bordeaux - known for its blackcurrant and cedar flavours. 2000 is one of the best vintages ever. Drink 2015-2040
    Author: lightf
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Not there yet. The signature aromas are developing for this vintage, it does have its own characteristic fragrance, it is spicier on the nose, a little piquant along with very high quality fruit. Not giving great pleasure at the moment. After tasting the 1996, and following with the 2001 (which is in a great spot right now), the 2000 is not on its game yet. Hold another 3+ years. Let's see if it can take the high quality fruit and develop the range of secondaries that were so well displayed in that 1996. If it can, then it will soar because the fruit is even better. But so far, no. Patience!
    Drink Dates: 2013-2033
    Author: Miguel L
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Very deep color and closer to brick than I thought. Great nose with vegetal/olive elements, smoke, clove, and funk. The initial fruit is on the red side but hidden somewhat. The acidity and tannins are perfectly balanced and the wine has smoothed out enough to drink, with a very long, slightly bitter finish
    Drink Dates: 2008-2035
    Author: Butler wan
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Young
    Author: marv
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.

See other similar producers:Chateau Climens,Chateau Mission Haut Brion,Chateau Lagrange
Located in the southwest of France, Bordeaux is the single largest fine-wine-producing region in the world, with more than 15,000 growers spread over 57 appellations and more than 700 million bottles produced annually. The region boasts a two-thousand-year winemaking history and some of the wine world's most recognized and highly sought-after names. Red Bordeaux blends comprise eighty percent of production, but dry and sweet whites are also well-known. The region is divided into the Left and Right Banks (of the Dordogne River); Cabernet Sauvignon prevails in the former and Merlot in the latter.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 3536 bottles owned
  • 551 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 93
    (Out of 551 collectors)