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The wines from Château Pontet-Canet:

Pauillac

Château Pontet-Canet

Château Pontet-Canet Average rating: 89/100Average rating: 89/100

A red wine made from a Red Bordeaux Blend
For all vintages of Château Pontet-Canet we have 7 offers and 74 ratings on record with an average of 89/100 points.

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A red wine made from a Red Bordeaux Blend

Château Pontet-Canet is located in the heart of the Pauillac appellation, just south of châteaux Mouton Rothschild and d’Armailhac. It has the poor gravelly soil typical of the greatest vineyards. In fact, the soil has so much gravel and sand that it is difficult to imagine that anything could grow there at all. The 80-hectare (200 acres) estate is predominately planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, the signature variety for the great wines of Pauillac. This demanding grape is perfectly adapted to Pauillac's climate and soil. It produces full-bodied, well-structured, long-lived wines famous for their finesse and elegance. In keeping with a longstanding Médoc tradition, it is blended with Merlot and Cabernet Franc, which add a touch of smoothness and charm. In certain vintages, Petit Verdot can also be counted on to contribute complexity.

Pontet-Canet has always been a legendary Médoc. It is deep ruby-red, crimson, and sometimes almost black colour and has a characteristic bouquet of black fruit (especially blackcurrant), liquorice, and prune as well as fig, cedar, and sometimes cocoa overtones. Pontet-Canet combines power and elegance, as well as concentration and fullness on the palate. Rather sinewy in style, Pontet-Canet is clearly a classical wine with a tannic structure that provides excellent ageing potential.

Since the mid-90's, the quality of the wine has been steadily increasing. With price levels of around US$50-80 it is still moderately priced compared to some of the more well-known Pauillac wines.

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