Hauts de Pontet 2nd Wine Pontet Canet 2005

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Tasting with a bunch of 2006s, so maybe it felt unbelievably smooth because of the extra years' aging. An alluring open nose with lots of fruit. S... Read more

A wine to celebrate. Read more

RP: The 2005 is an exceptionally powerful wine with a dense purple color, superb intensity, and a beautiful, sweet nose of spring flowers, raspberr... Read more

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Snooth User: Rodolphe Boulanger
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4.00 5
01/30/2009

Tasting with a bunch of 2006s, so maybe it felt unbelievably smooth because of the extra years' aging. An alluring open nose with lots of fruit. Sweet fruit compote flavors on the palate. Evolved tannins. Voluptuous - evolves in the mouth. The fruit is even lush and sweet. Very very good wine with a great finish.


Snooth User: Amber Skievaski
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4.00 5
03/25/2008

A wine to celebrate.


External Reviews for Hauts de Pontet 2nd Wine Pontet Canet

External Review
03/05/2009

RP: The 2005 is an exceptionally powerful wine with a dense purple color, superb intensity, and a beautiful, sweet nose of spring flowers, raspberries, blueberries, graphite, and creme de cassis. Full-bodied with fabulous concentration, exceptionally high tannin, good acidity, and massive layers of richness that build incrementally on the palate, this monumental effort is more structured than their outstanding 2003. It may be the finest wine produced at this estate since the 1982 and 1961 Ducrus.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Bright ruby-red, less saturated than the 2002. Very pure aromas of cassis, minerals and mocha, with a hint of raw berries. Juicy, pure and tightly wound, with intense flavors of dark berries, bitter chocolate, espresso and licorice. Broadens impressively on the long, aromatic, suave finish, showing lovely grip and class. Finer than Boriersquo;s 2000 Grand Puy Lacoste and in need of longer aging but not clearly stronger.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Floral notes intermixed with raspberries, black currants, minerals, and a hint of new oak emerge from the dense purple-colored 2000 Ducru-Beaucaillou. The wine is sweet, dense, and medium to full-bodied, with undeniable elegance and finesse as well as a finish that lasts for 45+ seconds. A wine of remarkable symmetry, balance, elegance, and minerality, it is the Lafite-Rothschild of St.-Julien,. Anticipated maturity: 2010ndash;2030+.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Bottled in late June, 1998, the 1996 exhibits a saturated ruby/purple color, as well as a knock-out nose of minerals, licorice, cassis and an unmistakable lead pencil smell that I often associate with top vintages of Lafite-Rothschild. It is sweet and full-bodied, yet unbelievably rich with no sense of heaviness or flabbiness. The wine possesses high tannin, but it is extremely ripe, and the sweetness of the black currant, spice-tinged Cabernet Sauvignon fruit is pronounced. This profound, backward Ducru-Beaucaillou is a must purchase. Anticipated maturity: 2008ndash;2035.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Bright medium ruby. Deep, superripe aromas of dark berries, black cherry and bitter chocolate; slightly exotic crystallized fruit aspect. Dense, sweet and wonderfully rich; a lovely combination of palate-caressing chocolately fruit and firm underlying structure. Finishes with excellent grip and great palate-saturating sweetness. Another outstanding 1996 Meacute;doc wine in the making. Drink 2010 through 2030.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

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 1ndash;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 ldquo;better than the 1999, riper, denser, and fuller.rdquo; 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: 2005ndash;2016.


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06/30/2010

Château Pontet-Canet's estate finds itself in the heart of Pauillac's Appelation. In 1975, the reputable cognac collector and me r chant , Guy Tesseron, became its new owner and today, his sons Alfred and Gérard have carried on his legacy and have progressively restructured the estate. Starting with a model vat house: influenced by the Eiffel style and constructed at the end of the nineteenth century, the oak vat room was revolutionary for its time as it was designed on two floors enabling the harvest to be received on the top floor and thus to be poured by gravity into the vats below. Inspired by its innovation, 2005 has given way for a new vat room unique to the Médoc, still respecting the gravity concept yet modern. The Inox vats have moved on and left room for smaller cone-shaped cement vats, enabling a vinification in smaller volumes and therefore a better selection thus more precision.


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This is not an in stock item but a brokered wine that will be delivered in 6-8 weeks. Call us with any questions though and we will answer them for you. 914-834-2134. This product is only sold by the case. 12x750ml

This is not an in stock item but a brokered wine that will be delivered in 6-8 weeks. Call us with any questions though and we will answer them for you. 914-834-2134. This product is only sold by the case. 12x750ml

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