2004 Ch Pontet Canet 5ème Cru Pauillac - 12x75cl
  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château Pontet-Canet
  • Region Pauillac
  • Grape Cab. Sauvignon/ Merlot/ Cab. Franc/ Petit Verdot
  • Drinking 2012 - 2030
  • Case size 12x75cl
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2004 - Ch Pontet Canet 5ème Cru Pauillac - 12x75cl

  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château Pontet-Canet
  • Region Pauillac
  • Grape Cab. Sauvignon/ Merlot/ Cab. Franc/ Petit Verdot
  • Drinking 2012 - 2030
  • Case size 12x75cl
  • Available Now
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Case price: £944.14 Duty Paid inc VAT
Case price: £902.14 Duty Paid inc VAT
Case price: £760.00 In Bond
Case price: £725.00 In Bond
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  • Goedhuis, May 2005, Score: -

    Alfred Tesseron and Pontet Canet are on a roll. Since the mid 1990s, this Chateau has consistently produced wines considered among the picks of the vintage. 2004 is no exception.Yields in the vineyard were reduced by three green harvests and at 47 hl/ha are amongst the lowest in the Medoc. Immense care was taken over the harvest, which took three weeks. The blend is 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot, and this is a real classic.This is a big wine but beautifully balanced with great reserves of ripe fruit. Although it has plenty of tannin the structure feels velvety and stylish with just the right amount of oak flavour. A hugely impressive wine. Drink 2013-2030

  • Neal Martin, July 2016, Score: 92/100

    Tasted at the Pontet-Canet vertical in London, it seems clear that the 2004 Château Pontet-Canet is predestined to always fall under the shadow of the 2005. Don't overlook this gem. The bouquet delivers pure blackberry, pencil lead and tobacco notes that are more generous than the 2005 at the moment—open for business, you might say. There is an element of dried herbs here, a hint of black tar. The palate is medium-bodied and quite sturdy in the mouth, the tannins perhaps "abrasive" when juxtaposed against the 2005, however they are couched in unexpectedly intense earthy black fruit that frame a tannic finish. If you hanker for a sumptuous Pontet-Canet, then opt for 2003 or 2009, but if your predilection is for a more "classic" Pauillac, then 2004 Pontet-Canet fits the bill. Undoubtedly a great wine from Alfred Tesseron for the vintage, I would start, broaching bottles now but keep a stash back for 4-5 years' time when those tannins have softened. Tasted February 2016. Neal Martin Drink Dates 2016-2040 Score 92/100

  • Robert Parker, June 2007, Score: 90

    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+.

  • Robert Parker, June 2006, Score: 92-94

    A brilliant effort from proprietor Alfred Tesseron, Pontet-Canet's 2004 may ultimately prove to bea better wine than its more famous neighbor, Mouton Rothschild. Medium to full-bodied with a classic creme de cassis-scented perfume, sweet fruit, ripe tannin, tremendous purity, and a personality that suggests no manipulation, no nonsense, and hard work in both the vineyard and winery, this beautiful Pauillac should age for 2-3 decades. It is one of the most concentrated and potentially long-lived wines of the vintage. Is it as good as the 2000, 1996, and 1995? Probably not, but it is a noteworthy effort for the vintage. Drink 2005-2035 The 2004 Pontet-Canet has an inky/purple color and a classic nose of sweet creme de cassis, cedar, and spice box. It is medium to full-bodied, structured, quite tannic, but also impressively deep and full. This wine will need 7-10 years of cellaring and last for 20-30 years. Drink 2013-2036

  • Jancis Robinson, April 2005, Score: 17

    Particularly deep shiny blackish purple. Some green notes predominate on the nose but there is some attractive spice too. Lots of solid fruit here and the tannins are very well managed - quite soft until the very end when a little bit of greenness creeps in. Just a little bit cool and soulless. Only medium weight. Drink 2014-2023

Producer

Château Pontet-Canet

This star has been rising since 1994 when Alfred Tesseron began practicing Draconian-like measuresto extract the most potential from his top Pauillac property. Some of the advances include debudding, de-leafing and severe crop thinning. Unlike many advanced Bordeaux cellars, their vinification vats are not set on "auto pilot" but are manually and meticulously controlled. They understand the needs of each vintage vary and re...Read more

This star has been rising since 1994 when Alfred Tesseron began practicing Draconian-like measuresto extract the most potential from his top Pauillac property. Some of the advances include debudding, de-leafing and severe crop thinning. Unlike many advanced Bordeaux cellars, their vinification vats are not set on "auto pilot" but are manually and meticulously controlled. They understand the needs of each vintage vary and respond accordingly.Read less

Region

Pauillac

Due south of St Estèphe lies the appellation of Pauillac, the king of Left Bank communes. It is home to three first growths as well as a plethora of other classified growths. Pauillac's renowned well-draining, gravelly soils enable its dominant grape Cabernet Sauvignon to reach fantastic heights of complexity and concentration. As a result, Pauilac's wines tend to be full-bodied with compact tannins and good freshness. Its aromatics are often what one associates with classic Bordeaux: pencil shavings, black currant and occasional mint. Some of the most famous châteaux of the commune are Latour, Mouton Rothschild, Lafite Rothschild, Pichon Baron, Pichon Lalande and Lynch Bages.