Chateau Pontet-Canet Pauillac Premier 2003

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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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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
01/17/2009

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


External Review
01/03/2013

Bold and robust on the nose, with notes of mocha, mushroom, earthy minerality, and subtle spice notes. A black fruit note lingers in the background. The palate is mouth filling, with the signature Pauillac minerality and grippy tannins. Very up front... Devon Magee. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2003 Pontet-Canet, Hauts de 750ml


External Review
11/14/2013

Bold and robust on the nose with notes of mocha mushroom earthy minerality and subtle spice notes. A black fruit note lingers in the background. The palate is mouth filling with the signature Pauillac minerality and grippy tannins. Very up front and immediate with its mouth-filling fruit and tertiary character finishing with a linear note of taut tannins. In its ideal drinking window right now. Devon Magee.


External Review
07/12/2007

The exceptional conditions of this vintage are no doubt marked in this bottle by more agressive tannins. You'll also find gravel minerals and a distinct fresh tobacco aroma that's mesmerizing. One of the 14 classified Second Growths from the 1855 Classification.


External Review
07/02/2008

The second label of the outstanding fifth growth Chateau Pontet-Canet in Pauillac.


External Review
05/22/2011

The 2001 is a medium-bodied, pure example displaying notes of red and black currants intermixed with minerals, spice box, and hints of cedar as well as toast. A late harvest (October 1-12) produced a surprisingly fruit-driven, pure, up-front 2001 Ducru. Xavier Borie thinks this blend of 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, and 2% Cabernet Franc is "better than the 1999, riper, denser, and fuller." When tasted next to the 1999, the only difference is a firmer style of tannin in the 2001, whereas the 1999 is pure charm and elegance. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2016.


External Review
05/22/2011

Loads of crushed berries on the nose, with hints of flowers and minerals. Very aromatic. Full-bodied, with fine tannins and a long, cappuccino and berry aftertaste. Really refined. Best after 2009.


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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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