Chateau Pontet-Canet Pauillac Premier 2003

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San Francisco, CA (2,500 mi)
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Insanely good now, but...better to be patient. Three more years should have this beauty rounding into form. Read more

Extremely stunning wine! Read more

A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2003 Pontet-Canet (Kosher) 750ml Read more

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Snooth User: BearBryant
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5.00 5
07/11/2010

Insanely good now, but...better to be patient. Three more years should have this beauty rounding into form.


Snooth User: Lotus Ng
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11/04/2010

Extremely stunning wine!


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External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/16/2009

A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2003 Pontet-Canet (Kosher) 750ml


External Review
09/27/2011

When first poured, this Ducru has a deep barnyard funk, the aroma reduced to incense and manure before fruit cuts through it with air. After plenty of time in the glass, the black cherry fruit emerges and builds its saturation out of that black soil character. The wine is full and smooth, the plump fruit character of St.-Julien continues to get stronger. Check on your case 10 years from the vintage.


External Review
05/22/2011

Good deep ruby-red. Wonderfully sweet, aromatic nose combines currant, chocolate and cedary oak. Fat, lush and silky, with atypical volume to the flavors of plum, tobacco and chocolate. Wonderfully supple, plump wine with layers of flavor, thoroughly sweet tannins and compelling aromatic persistence. Today the wine's substantial baby fat is masking its impressive underlying power. According to Borie, this 2005 combines the best traits of the chateau's 2003 and 2000.


External Review
05/22/2011

Aromas of blackberry, currant and toasty oak, with a hint of spice, lead to a full-bodied palate, with plenty of blackberry, chocolate and Indian spices. Balanced, refined and very pretty, with a velvety texture and a long, beautifully textured finish. Best after 2013.


External Review
05/22/2011

A stunning wine from Ducru Beaucaillou which showcases its great terroir, this elegant but substantial 2000 has a dense purple color that has hardly budged since it was first bottled. Displaying a floral note, with hints of boysenberries, black raspberries, black currants and a touch of background oak, the wine has superb concentration and density, but still has some substantial tannins that are not yet fully resolved. I originally predicted that it should be drinkable from 2010-2030, but I would modify that now to 2015-2035.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/20/2010

Deep garnet colour with a hint of purple. Opulently spiced, dark fruit nose of black cherries, plum pudding, cinnamon, cloves and a little tar. The palate gives good support to the fleshy fruit with medium+, fine tannins and medium acidity. Medium to... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2003 Ducru Beaucaillou 1500ml


External Review
09/27/2011

Ducru delivers absolute deliciousness in 2005, a refined and elegant pleasure that just feels right in the end. It could be that after all the sleek, floral beauty, the polished chocolate-truffle tannin, there's a formidable grip that tightens around the finish. Suddenly it feels as hard as iron. If the aromatic beauty of the fruit can survive while the tannin matures, this could well be a wine to covet in 20 years.


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Winemaker's Notes:

One cannot say enough about the labours of proprietor Alfred Tesseron, who has personally overseen the dramatic increase in quality of the wines at Pontet-Canet which started in a significant manner with 1994. This is a classic Pauillac-styled wine (meaning oodles of cassis flavours), as one might expect from a vineyard on the plateau of Pauillac, across the street from Mouton-Rothschild. One of the great successes of the vintage and certainly one of the most profound Pontet-Canets made over the last decade is the 2003. Deep purple to the rim with a glorious nose of scorched earth, black currant jam, smoke, liquorice, and roasted meats, it is full-bodied, incredibly powerful, dense, with low acidity but high tannin, broad-shouldered, and savory. This is a stunning, pure, classic Pontet-Canet that should be at its best between 2010 and 2035. Robert Parker 95 points (Apr 2006)

One cannot say enough about the labours of proprietor Alfred Tesseron, who has personally overseen the dramatic increase in quality of the wines at Pontet-Canet which started in a significant manner with 1994. This is a classic Pauillac-styled wine (meaning oodles of cassis flavours), as one might expect from a vineyard on the plateau of Pauillac, across the street from Mouton-Rothschild. One of the great successes of the vintage and certainly one of the most profound Pontet-Canets made over the last decade is the 2003. Deep purple to the rim with a glorious nose of scorched earth, black currant jam, smoke, liquorice, and roasted meats, it is full-bodied, incredibly powerful, dense, with low acidity but high tannin, broad-shouldered, and savory. This is a stunning, pure, classic Pontet-Canet that should be at its best between 2010 and 2035. Robert Parker 95 points (Apr 2006)

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