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Chateau Pontet-Canet | Red | 2002 | Bordeaux | Left Bank - Vivino Rating 4.2

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Intro: Château Pontet-Canet is a winery in the Pauillac appellation of the Bordeaux wine region of France. Chateau Pontet-Canet is also the name of the red wine produced by this property. The wine produced here was classified as one of eighteen Cinquièmes Crus (Fifth Growths) in the Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855.


Winery
: Château Pontet-Canet

Region: Bordeaux | Puillac (Left Bank)

GrapesCabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot

Aging: French Oak Barrels

Tasting Notes: Wine Spectator 92 Points: “A solid wine with berry, currant and mineral character. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a long finish. Racy. Alfred Tesseron is making excellent wine nearly every year now. One of the few 2002s better than 2001.” (JS) Mar 2005 Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate 91 Points: “Tasted at Bordeaux Index’s Pontet-Canet dinner at The Ledbury. Compared to more recent vintages, the 2002 certainly has a lighter, perhaps more straightforward nose with blackberry, bay leaf and just a hint of liquorice. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannins, well knit but not quite as deep as the 2003 or 2004. Powdery in texture towards the finish with that tincture of leafiness coming through so typical of the vintage.” (NM) Nov 2011 Stephan Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar 91 Points: “Red-ruby. Cool aromas of blackcurrant, espresso and menthol. Then sweet and pliant in the mouth, with concentrated, very pure currant, chocolate and mint flavors. Wonderfully smooth for the vintage. Broadens out impressively on the back end, finishing with firm, ripe tannins.” (ST) Jun 2005

Rating: WS 92, RP 91, ST 91, 4.2 v

ABV: 13%  Decant: 2hrs  Serving temp: 16-18 °C  Pairing: Beef, Lamb, Game (deer Venison) , Poutry