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Château Pontet-Canet Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

Ratings on Delectable

Alex Lallos Delectable Pro

Owner No Limit Fine Wines, Private Wine Consultant

Absolutely awesome in every way. Youthful and dark with a lot of fruit. Starting to show some secondary flavors and aromatics but still so young. 00, 03 and 05 Pontet canet are amazing right now but heck 04, 06 and pretty much every vintage since 2000 are amazing. What a top notch producer. This is showing beautifully. My favorite Bordeaux of the night

Absolutely awesome in every way. Youthful and dark with a lot of fruit. Starting to show some secondary flavors and aromatics but still so young. 00, 03 and 05 Pontet canet are amazing right now but heck 04, 06 and pretty much every vintage since 2000 are amazing. What a top notch producer. This is showing beautifully. My favorite Bordeaux of the night

9.5

David T Delectable Pro

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

Pontet Canet tasting and dinner with Alfred Tesseron. When beauty arrives, it moves every sense in the body. This is what happens when you have the 05 after 11, 12, 13, 06 & 08. The 05 would be great anytime, not just after lesser vintages. The body is silky, satin and velvety. The fruits are round, ripe and lush. They truly show the greatness of the vintage. It’s great tonight but, this is a long way from being truly ready. Blackberries, black raspberries, dark cherries, hint of blue & purple fruits & strawberries. Medium dark spice, soft baking spices, black licorice, both chocolates, moist clay, limestone, dry crushed rocks, old tobacco, graphite, dry herbs, rich dark soils, dry stones, bright, candied, red, dark, blue florals. The acidity is excellent and the long finish is well balanced, nicely polished and persists nicely with a dark spice long set. Excellent with our lamb chops. Photos of; our dinner group, The K&L Bordeaux Buyer-Ralph Sands and Alfred talking about the wines, Clyde Beffa Jr. -Owner of K&L Wine Merchants and Chateau Pontet Canet.

Pontet Canet tasting and dinner with Alfred Tesseron. When beauty arrives, it moves every sense in the body. This is what happens when you have the 05 after 11, 12, 13, 06 & 08. The 05 would be great anytime, not just after lesser vintages. The body is silky, satin and velvety. The fruits are round, ripe and lush. They truly show the greatness of the vintage. It’s great tonight but, this is a long way from being truly ready. Blackberries, black raspberries, dark cherries, hint of blue & purple fruits & strawberries. Medium dark spice, soft baking spices, black licorice, both chocolates, moist clay, limestone, dry crushed rocks, old tobacco, graphite, dry herbs, rich dark soils, dry stones, bright, candied, red, dark, blue florals. The acidity is excellent and the long finish is well balanced, nicely polished and persists nicely with a dark spice long set. Excellent with our lamb chops. Photos of; our dinner group, The K&L Bordeaux Buyer-Ralph Sands and Alfred talking about the wines, Clyde Beffa Jr. -Owner of K&L Wine Merchants and Chateau Pontet Canet.

9.6

Gregory Fulchiero Delectable Pro

Perfect pour from this beauty. Tobacco, cedar, sweet spice and blackberries.

Perfect pour from this beauty. Tobacco, cedar, sweet spice and blackberries.

9.4

Rob Brobst III Delectable Pro

Boom

Boom

9.6

Fredrik Johansson Delectable Pro

Winemaker Staglin Family Vineyard

Great balance, concentration and energy. A lively Medoc wine with great verve. There is grace to the power. Impressive.

Great balance, concentration and energy. A lively Medoc wine with great verve. There is grace to the power. Impressive.

9.5

Mark Flesher

Poured from a 375. This wine, even from 375, was really firing on all cylinders and maybe even a bit locked up for the first hour, just shows you that any vintage in the 21st century really should be locked up in the vault, not seeing the light of day for another 10 years from 375. This wine had a classic Pauillac nose. My initial thought was a young Pichon however even Pichon young seems to have more mushroom, more earthy loam and gravel and this one was just so damn smooth in its earthy notes. The wine was robust on the front, lots of earth, mushroom enhancing the youthful blackberry notes. Finished with some peppery notes. Great terroir notes. This wine was awesome, and I think I probably drank half of this while Walter drank the Spoto :)

Poured from a 375. This wine, even from 375, was really firing on all cylinders and maybe even a bit locked up for the first hour, just shows you that any vintage in the 21st century really should be locked up in the vault, not seeing the light of day for another 10 years from 375. This wine had a classic Pauillac nose. My initial thought was a young Pichon however even Pichon young seems to have more mushroom, more earthy loam and gravel and this one was just so damn smooth in its earthy notes. The wine was robust on the front, lots of earth, mushroom enhancing the youthful blackberry notes. Finished with some peppery notes. Great terroir notes. This wine was awesome, and I think I probably drank half of this while Walter drank the Spoto :)

9.5

Mono Head

Chateau Pontet canet-smell is of fungi. Very French. Dry and sour but not in a bad way. There really isn’t much to this wine in my opinion. Not my style. Way too expensive in my opinion. 8.7

Chateau Pontet canet-smell is of fungi. Very French. Dry and sour but not in a bad way. There really isn’t much to this wine in my opinion. Not my style. Way too expensive in my opinion. 8.7

8.7

Alexandre Shehata

Bottle was opened in 2017. Outstanding vintage. Perfectly balanced

Bottle was opened in 2017. Outstanding vintage. Perfectly balanced

9.9

MRM

Not bad for a relatively young wine

Not bad for a relatively young wine

9.2

Stephen Jackshaw

This is a beautiful wine. Tannins shed, drinking like velvet and pure. Berries, cherries, some leather, and a long finish. I could sit with this and a charred steak every night.

This is a beautiful wine. Tannins shed, drinking like velvet and pure. Berries, cherries, some leather, and a long finish. I could sit with this and a charred steak every night.

9.4

Location

  • 1003 4th Avenue East
    Olympia, WA 98506

  • Hours:
    Customer Service Hours: Monday - Friday 8am to 5pm PST

    Store Hours (Curbside Pickup only): Monday - Friday 3pm - 5pm

WARNING: DRINKING DISTILLED SPIRITS, BEER, COOLERS, WINE AND OTHER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES MAY INCREASE CANCER RISK, AND, DURING PREGNANCY, CAN CAUSE BIRTH DEFECTS.