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2004 Château Pontet Canet (750ml)
Producer: Château Pontet Canet pontet-canet.com
Appellation: Pauillac - Médoc - France (5ème Cru Classé)
Type: red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot - Cabernet Franc
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Excellent
Est. Price: US$50.00
Tasting Notes:
tasted: October 11, 2010 , martincamire
92 points "Color: dark; Sweetness: dry; Finish: very persistent; Full-bodied but still too young, needs a couple years" Best 2010-2030
rated: June 30, 2005 , Wine Spectator winespectator.com
94 points "Beautiful, with lots of blackberry and currant, hints of toasty oak and fresh mushroom. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long finish. This shows really well. Very ripe. Serious. Long and in harmony. 65 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, 29 percent Merlot, 4 percent Cabernet Franc and 2 percent Petit Verdot. "
rated: April 1, 2005 , Robert Parker erobertparker.com
"92-94 points: A brilliant effort from proprietor Alfred Tesseron, Pontet-Canet’s 2004 may ultimately prove to be a better wine than its more famous neighbor, Mouton Rothschild. Medium to full-bodied with a classic creme de cassis-scented perfume, sweet fruit, ripe tannin, tremendous purity, and a personality that suggests no manipulation, no nonsense, and hard work in both the vineyard and winery, this beautiful Pauillac should age for 2-3 decades. It is one of the most concentrated and potentially long-lived wines of the vintage..."
rated: May 19, 2005 , Decanter decanter.com
4 stars "Deep, intense colour, richly concentrated nose, quite earthy and blackcurrant, a lot of elegance behind the concentration and a fine lift of florality to the fruit, very good balance and length. Drink 2012-30. (18 points)" Best 2012-2030
rated: June 1, 2007 , RP
90 points "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." Best 2014-2025