Jeb Dunnuck
Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
Wine Enthusiast
Wine Spectator
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Chateau Pontet Canet 2004

Product description

With its profound nearly opaque color, the intense nose expresses a refined complexity with spicy notes of liquorish, coffee and vanilla mixed with red and black fruits such as blackberry's and toasted cherries. Once in the mouth, the attack is full with an evolution that is at the same time long and luscious. In the midst of the long juicy tannins, the finale carries the unmistakable and unique character of a great Pauillac. The aromas in the mouth are extremely persistent. It really is a great vintage.

Blend: 29% Merlot, 65%, Cabernet Sauvignon, 4%, Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot

93 Points - Wine Spectator

Shows beautiful aromas of crushed berries and currant, with hints of mineral. Full-bodied, with lovely currant, licorice and mint. Long and caressing. Very refined and balanced. Another winner from Pontet-Canet.

93 Points - Wine Enthusiast

Foursquare, powerful wine that shows great ripeness, solid, firm red berry fruits, a touch of mint, and black, almost impenetrable tannins. E

91 Points - Jeb Dunnuck

Still vibrant ruby colored, the 2004 Pontet Canet offers a very classic, balanced, medium to full-bodied style as well as textbook notes of blackcurrants, cedar wood, dried tobacco, and a hint of graphite. Still firm and focused, yet nicely concentrated, with ripe tannin, it’s in the early stages of its drinking plateau and should easily keep for another two decades.

90+ Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Backward and powerful for the vintage, this blue/purple-colored 2004 exhibits classic creme de cassis, smoke, incense, and spring flower characteristics. Medium to full-bodied, dense, and excruciatingly tannic, this impressively endowed Pauillac is built for the long haul. However, patience will be required. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2025+.