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2005 Château Pontet-Canet

Pauillac, 5me cru classé

Earliest anticipated arrival is Summer 2021 help
 
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PRICE:
$339.00 per Magnum (1.5L)

SIZE:
1.5L

AVAILABLE:
2 Magnums (1.5L)

 

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TASTING NOTES

"Tasted at the Pontet-Canet vertical in London, the 2005 Château Pontet-Canet has long been one of the stars of the vintage and this might well be the best of over a dozen showings of this wine. However, do not expect ostentation on the nose. This is 2005 and like many wines of this vintage, even with considerable decanting, it remained broody and introspective on the nose, as if it is checking you out and seeing if you are worthy. Once you have been accepted, then it swings the doors open to reveal gorgeous scents of blackberry, briary and cassis fruit, perhaps a little more sous-bois than I have noticed compared to previous bottles. The palate is medium-bodied, but dense and structured—certainly a more masculine Pontet-Canet built for long-term ageing. Yet it retains marvelous freshness and vitality all the way through to the pencil-lead, quite saline finish. I suspect that the 2009 Pontet-Canet is more approachable than the 2005, so heeding Robert Parker's sage advice, afford this up to ten years in your cellar and then reap the rewards of patience. Tasted February 2016." Neal Martin, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
(WA, 02/01/2016)

Rating: 97
Drink from: 2024-2049


"Black in color, with aromas of blackberry, black licorice, tar, mineral and fresh flowers. Full-bodied and powerful, with ultrafine tannins that last for minutes on the palate. A polished, though-provoking wine. Shows wonderful purity of Cabernet Sauvignon. Best after 2014. 20,830 cases made." Wine Spectator
(WS, 03/31/2008)

Rating: 96
Drink from: 2014


"The 2005 Pontet-Canet is a heady, exotic wine. Inky dark fruit, mocha, chocolate, licorice, spice and tobacco are front and center. Readers will find an unabashedly opulent, full-throttle 2005 with quite a bit more oak influence and overall extraction than is the norm these days. Even so, the 2005 is a young, young wine with a bright future. This is one sexy Pauillac, that's for sure." Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
(AG, 04/15/2021)

Rating: 96
Drink from: 2025-2045


"Wine of great breadth, attaining its ambition without any complications: beautiful, deep, and opaque appearance; luxurious oak, but perfectly integrated, with touches of Havana and red and black fruits; compact and solid, but mellow, velvety, and long." Michel Bettane/Thierry Desseauve, The World of Fine Wine, Issue 13
(WFW, 04/01/2006)

Rating: 18


"Tasted blind. Blackish crimson. Spicy sweet fruit and then dry. Pleasure before a bit of pain, but overall it’s well done and pretty glamorous." JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 02/23/2017)

Rating: 17.5
Drink from: 2017-2040


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