2003 Chateau Pontet-Canet 5eme Cru Classe, Pauillac 6x75cl

2003 Chateau Pontet-Canet 5eme Cru Classe, Pauillac 6x75cl

$1,080.00 Excl. GST
$1,242.60 Incl. GST
IN BOND
RETAIL
COUNTRY
France
REGION
Bordeaux
VINTAGE
2003
PRODUCER
Chateau Pontet-Canet
WINE TYPE
Red
AVAILABILITY
Immediate, 1 in stock, In Bond

Producer Profile

Area under vines: 80 hectares
Soils: Gravel and sand
Average age of the vines: 45 years
Planting density: 9500 vines/ha
Production: 20 000 cases a year
Ageing: in 60% new oak barrels for 16 months

Grape varieties:

  • Cabernet Sauvignon 62%
  • Merlot 32%
  • Cabernet Franc 4%
  • Petit Verdot 2%

Second wine: Les Hauts de Pontet-Canet

  • Grape varieties:

    • Cabernet Sauvignon 53%
    • Merlot 46%
    • Cabernet Franc 1%

    Learn more about Château Pontet-Canet
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    Tasting Notes

    Vinous 94/100

    The 2003 Pontet Canet has a precocious bouquet with blueberry, cassis, crushed violet and pastille-like fruit, perhaps more delineation than its peers. There’s a nice focus here. The palate is well balanced with finely-knit tannins, a sorbet-like freshness, lightly spiced with hints of bacon fat emanating from that notorious warm summer. With a brightness on the finish, this is a superior Pauillac from 2003 and is recommended. Tasted at the chateau. [Neal Martin, 08/08/2023]

    Anticipated maturity: 2023-2040

    JancisRobinson.com 16

    Healthy deep crimson still! Iron filings – pretty heavily extracted. Round and lively. Some evolution and still some tannin but it does still have life! Lightly saline. [13/10/2021]

    Anticipated maturity: 2012-2025

    Robert Parker 95

    The spectacular 2003 Pontet Canet is still incredibly young and vigorous. This full-bodied classic boasts a dense purple color as well as a superb nose of graphite, creme de cassis, forest floor, licorice and a hint of truffles, low acidity, and extravagant richness. Most of the tannins have been resolved in this superstar of the vintage. It should continue to drink well for 10-15+ years. [Robert M. Parker, Jr., 28/08/2014]

    Anticipated maturity: 2014-2029

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