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2014 Château Pontet-Canet

Pauillac, 5me cru classé
(OWC)

PRICE:
$1,134.00 per Case of Magnums (1.5L)

SIZE:
1.5L

AVAILABLE:
1 case of Magnums (1.5L)

 

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TASTING NOTES

"A stunning wine for this vintage although it’s still a bit shy on the nose (more spice than fruit showing than now). There’s wet earth, too, but on the palate it’s bursting with ripe yet subtle flavors. Very long and complex finish that goes on and on." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 02/13/2017)

Rating: 98


"The 2014 Pontet-Canet seems to have put on quite a bit of weight and volume since I first tasted it from barrel. Ripe, juicy tannins wrap around a core of intense dark cherry, plum, spice, lavender and tobacco. Today, it is the wine's sheer intensity and vertical structure that stands out. I wouldn't dream of touching a bottle until at least age ten, and even that is almost certainly not going to be enough time for the 2014 to show the full breadth of its potential. The transformation the 2014 has undergone from a delicate, nuanced Pauillac to a wine of depth is quite remarkable. Tasted three times. The blend is 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot, vinified in equal parts cement and oak and aged in a combination of 50% new oak, 35% amphora and 15% once used barrels. This is a gorgeous wine from the Tesseron family and the team led by Technical Director Jean-Michel Comme." Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
(AG, 02/01/2017)

Rating: 95+
Drink from: 2024-2044


"The 2014 Pontet-Canet, now in bottle, was tasted twice during my trip to Bordeaux. It has an attractive bouquet: graphite tinged black fruit, incense and violets, perhaps a little more hedonistic than I envisaged when I tasted it from barrel. The palate is medium-bodied with tensile tannin thanks to the keen line of acidity. I like the precision of this Pontet-Canet. It feels linear and correct, pencil lead notes developing towards the second half, more quintessentially Pauillac than previous vintages, with what you might describe as a classic Pauillac finish that retains the focus that I remarked upon from barrel. Tasted February 2017." Neal Martin, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate Interim Issue
(WA, 03/31/2017)

Rating: 94
Drink from: 2020-2045


"This delivers a notable menthol note, showing an ample core of well-steeped blackberry, plum and black currant fruit. A bright anise streak checks in on the back end, with a slightly loamy structure. Best from 2020 through 2030." Wine Spectator
(WS, 03/31/2017)

Rating: 93
Drink from: 2020-2030


"The 2014 Pontet Canet is a controversial showing, dividing the participants who unanimously nailed its identity. It has an opulent but well defined bouquet with black cherries, red plum, raspberry coulis and cedar aromas. Perhaps this is a little exotic for a Pauillac? The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, plenty of dark berry fruit laced with cedar and black tea, leading to a lightly spiced finish that is just missing some finesse and precision. This is undoubtedly an enjoyable Bordeaux but I have to be parsimonious with my score because although I hope that this wine would steer itself towards the stylistic traits of Pauillac, this blind showing suggests that it is veering somewhere else. Tasted blind at the annual Southwold tasting." Neal Martin, Vinous.com
(NM, 03/27/2018)

Rating: 92?
Drink from: 2020-2040


"Vibrant dense crimson with just a few more notes of evolution at the rim than the 2015 but, if anything, a deeper hue. More mainstream nose than the 2015. Really quite well mannered and fresh. Zesty even. Very appetising. Polished tannins – more approachable than many 2014s." JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 09/18/2019)

Rating: 16.5
Drink from: 2021-2033


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