Chateau Pontet Canet Pauillac Cinquieme Cru – 2006

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Wine Information

Region

France > Bordeaux > Médoc > Pauillac

Producer

Chateau Pontet Canet

Type

Red

Grape

Bordeaux Blend Red

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Vineyard

Chateau Pontet Canet

Producer

Chateau Pontet Canet

Appellation

Pauillac

Designation

AOP

Classification

Cinquieme Cru

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Tasting notes

Robert Parker
Tasted: 28/09/2017
Drink: 2018-2035


Tasted at Bordeaux Index's annual 10-Year On tasting in London. The 2006 Château Pontet-Canet has an extremely pure, vivacious, perfumed bouquet with crushed violets infusing the blueberry and blackberry fruit. But it is all about the detail and precision in this wine. The palate is medium-bodied with a gentle grip in the mouth: lightly toasted black fruit, dried orange peel,...

...cedar and a pinch of white pepper. This feels very cohesive and poised with just a touch of mint entering right on the finish. What a great wine from Alfred Tesseron and Jean-Michel Comme. Go grab the corkscrew now, but don't feel that this wine has to be opened for another 5-6 years. Tasted January 2016.


Robert Parker
Tasted: 01/02/2009
Drink: 2018-2050


The 2006 is a wine to stockpile, especially for those in their thirties and forties as it needs another decade to reach maturity, after which it should keep for 30+ years. This vineyard, just south of Mouton Rothschild, has produced an opaque bluish/purple-colored 2006 with an extraordinarily pure nose of graphite, charcoal, sweet creme de cassis, and a hint of scorched earth...

...Incredible concentration, stunning richness, and a 60-second finish result in a wine that transcends the vintage as well as this estate's 1855 classification. This enormously endowed, modern day classic is a legend in the making. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2050+. Enormous credit is due proprietor Alfred Tesseron for turning things around at this estate in 1994, and continuing to produce first-growth level wines. Pontet-Canet is one of the few bio-dynamically farmed vineyards in the Medoc, and Tesseron is such a perfectionist in both the vineyard and wine cellars that his nickname among other bordelais is "Monsieur Bonsai."


Vinous
Tasted: 05/01/2009
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Author: Stephen Tanzer


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Robert Parker
Tasted: 01/04/2007
Drink: 2016-2040


One can't say enough about the extraordinary quality proprietor Alfred Tesseron has achieved at Pontet-Canet over the last decade. The 2006 is another massive wine that may be as backward and concentrated as its nearby neighbor, Mouton Rothschild. Boasting a dense purple/black color in addition to aromas of creme de cassis, incense, burning embers/charcoal, and pain grille, it...

...is monstrous in the mouth with huge flavor concentration, extremely high tannins, and significant extract. Tesseron's goal appears to be a 50+ year wine. The 2006 requires a decade of patience. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2040+.


JancisRobinson.com
Tasted: 22/04/2016
Drink: 2018-2032


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Profile

Area under vines: 80 hectares
Soils: Gravel and sand
Average age of the vines: 45 years
Planting density: 9500 vines/ha
Production: 20 000 cases a year
Ageing: in 60% new oak barrels for 16 months
Grape varieties:
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 62%
  • Merlot 32%
  • Cabernet Franc 4%
  • Petit Verdot 2%

Second wine: Les Hauts de Pontet-Canet
  • Grape varieties:
    • Cabernet Sauvignon 53%
    • Merlot 46%
    • Cabernet Franc 1%

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    Contact details

    Name

    Chateau Pontet Canet

    Address

    Chateau Pontet Canet, Route Des Carruades, Pauillac, Gironde, France

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    Chateau Pontet Canet, Route Des Carruades, Pauillac, Gironde, France
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    Case size Tax status bid offer Recent
    12x75cl DP £ 520
    12x75cl IB £ 560 £ 640
    6x150cl IB £ 630 £ 660
    6x75cl DP £ 280

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