Chateau Pontet Canet Pauillac Cinquieme Cru – 2008

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  •  France > Bordeaux > Médoc > Pauillac

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

Cuvee Bottling


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Vinous
Tasted: 02/01/2018
Drink: 2018-2035
Author: Neal Martin


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Robert Parker
Tasted: 01/05/2011
Drink: 2016-2046


A candidate for the "wine of the vintage," 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!


Robert Parker
Tasted: 01/04/2009
Drink: 2019-2060


A wine for our children's children. Nobody in Bordeaux is more attentive to detail than Alfred Tesseron is at Pontet-Canet. Fashioned from incredibly low yields, a very late harvest, and a Draconian selection, the 2008 will not be close to drinkability for at least a decade, and it should still be in superb form circa 2060. An absolutely amazing effort, it boasts an...

...inky/black/purple color as well as an extraordinary bouquet of creme de cassis, graphite, charcoal, and incense, blockbuster depth, and full-bodied power. The tannins are high, but they are remarkably velvety as well as well-integrated. Sensational acidity gives the wine precision and vibrancy, but the impression is one of massive concentration and power. The 2008 Pontet-Canet, a candidate for the wine of the vintage, is a tour de force in viticultural precision and winemaking savoir faire.



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Tasted: 14/01/2013
Drink: 2017-2030


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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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    Chateau Pontet Canet

    Address

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

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