Château Pontet-Canet Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

$175

...At this fabulous terroir just south of Mouton-Rothschild...The result is a succession of extraordinary wines. It is difficult to know whether the 2005 Pontet-Canet will ultimately eclipse the hedonism and density of the flamboyant 2003, but it is unquestionably a stunning effort. Inky/black-colored with a classic Pauillac perfume of licorice, black currant liqueur, graphite, cedar, and spice box, it is full-bodied, with magnificent concentration, formidable tannins, and an Arnold Schwartzenegger-like structure (when he was 25 years younger)... Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

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

Mark McQueen

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

Jeremy Wong

Drank on 19 Aug 2017 in HK at Iroha TST. Great balance and length on the palate.

Drank on 19 Aug 2017 in HK at Iroha TST. Great balance and length on the palate.

9.2

Emil Vold

Powerful with structure and acidity. Wonderful dark berries on the nose, together with tobacco and leather. Great wine that will develop beautifully the next decade.

Powerful with structure and acidity. Wonderful dark berries on the nose, together with tobacco and leather. Great wine that will develop beautifully the next decade.

9.3

Steph Lewis

My #3 and Will's #2 at LRR25. Lighter flavor with slight bite at end. Deep red.

My #3 and Will's #2 at LRR25. Lighter flavor with slight bite at end. Deep red.

9.0

Quinn Roberts Delectable Pro

Bodacious.

Bodacious.

9.1