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2005 Chateau Pontet Canet Pauillac
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About Chateau Pontet Canet

In the early 18th century, Jean Francois de Pontet, Royal Governor of the Medoc, purchased several vineyards and united them under the banner of Pontet. Today, this Pauillac Chateau is owned by cognac magnate Guy Tesseron. His son Alfred manages the 80 hectare vineyard.

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2005 Chateau Pontet Canet Pauillac

Producer: Chateau Pontet Canet
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Bordeaux Blend
Origin: France
Region: Bordeaux
Appellation: Pauillac

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95 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2008

($120-$190) Good full ruby-red. Complex, enticing aromas of black raspberry, licorice, minerals, bitter chocolate, lead pencil and pungent cedar; just this side of exotic. Wonderfully silky, sweet and thick, with a powerful minerality framing the currant, graphite and spice flavors. This boasts superb inner-mouth energy and great length, with the full, ripe tannins totally enrobed by the wine's mid-palate richness. (My sample of the 2006 was old and tired, so I'll wait until next year to report on the finished wine; this was a star in the early going.)

96 Points | Wine Spectator

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07/12/2009
by Gibbons....
Not much more I can add to what ST already has noted. I opened 2 bottles around noon and then poured into decanters around 4:30pm. We enjoyed this with very lean, but juicy bison filet, grilled corn on the cob, and grilled green beans and white asparagus. Just 13% alcohol. Sooo smooth, supple, and energetic. I could drink this everyday and with just about any meal, I think!

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