Château Pontet-Canet Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2008

$95

A candidate for the "wine of the vintage," Pontet Canet's 2008 boasts an opaque purple color as well as copious aromas of sweet blueberries, blackberries and black currant fruit intertwined with lead pencil shavings, subtle barbecue smoke and a hint of forest floor. Full-bodied, with fabulous richness, texture and tremendous freshness, this first-growth-like effort is more developed than the uber-powerful 2010...Bravo! Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

Peter van den Besselaar Delectable Pro

Vintage 2008 | classic, blackberries, confiture, autumn leaves, chocolate, humus, still tannins, could have had a bit more refinement in my opinion

Vintage 2008 | classic, blackberries, confiture, autumn leaves, chocolate, humus, still tannins, could have had a bit more refinement in my opinion

8.9

Daniel P. Drake Delectable Pro

Christmas-Eve we had family over so it was time to enjoy some nice wine. Out of my wine room I started us out with this gem the 2008 Château Pontet-Canet a beautiful expression of Pauillac on the Left Bank. Totally a reason why I have come to love Bordeaux. On the nose there is black cherry, red raspberry, black currant, licorice, chocolate, some pencil lead and earth. The palate is still very expressive with black cherry, raspberry, black currant, green bell pepper, graphite, soft oak notes, cassis and earth. This is a medium to full bodied wine with a smooth velvety mouthfeel, medium + acidity and medium + polished smooth tannins that lead right into a long dark fruit finish. What a lovely wine this is from the 2008 vintage. Happy Holidays to everyone, enjoy your time off with loved ones and stay safe. Nostrovia!

Christmas-Eve we had family over so it was time to enjoy some nice wine. Out of my wine room I started us out with this gem the 2008 Château Pontet-Canet a beautiful expression of Pauillac on the Left Bank. Totally a reason why I have come to love Bordeaux. On the nose there is black cherry, red raspberry, black currant, licorice, chocolate, some pencil lead and earth. The palate is still very expressive with black cherry, raspberry, black currant, green bell pepper, graphite, soft oak notes, cassis and earth. This is a medium to full bodied wine with a smooth velvety mouthfeel, medium + acidity and medium + polished smooth tannins that lead right into a long dark fruit finish. What a lovely wine this is from the 2008 vintage. Happy Holidays to everyone, enjoy your time off with loved ones and stay safe. Nostrovia!

9.5

David T Delectable Pro

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

Pontet Canet tasting and dinner with Alfred Tesseron. The fruits are ripe, ruby. Blackberries, black raspberries, black plum skin, raspberries & strawberries. Dark rich soils, dark spice, crushed dry rocks, black licorice, tobacco, soft leather, graphite, Great balance fruit and earth. The body is velvety and statin. The structure, length, tension and balance are just coming around. The texture is gorgeous. The acidity is round and excellent. The finish delicious and persists nicely. 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. The fruits are ripe, ruby. Blackberries, black raspberries, black plum skin, raspberries & strawberries. Dark rich soils, dark spice, crushed dry rocks, black licorice, tobacco, soft leather, graphite, Great balance fruit and earth. The body is velvety and statin. The structure, length, tension and balance are just coming around. The texture is gorgeous. The acidity is round and excellent. The finish delicious and persists nicely. 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.

9.3

Bret Barker

I was expecting a tannic bomb but instead a well balanced wine that was deep purple, blueberry and graphite. This wine a was a big hit with the family. Well rounded and hit all the notes.

I was expecting a tannic bomb but instead a well balanced wine that was deep purple, blueberry and graphite. This wine a was a big hit with the family. Well rounded and hit all the notes.

9.5

David Langstaff Delectable Pro

Just beautiful. Decanted for 4 hrs to soften tannins. Beautiful fresh bouquet, can franc earthiness comes through, with dark berries and cedar. Beautifully balanced. And best of all .... with friends!

Just beautiful. Decanted for 4 hrs to soften tannins. Beautiful fresh bouquet, can franc earthiness comes through, with dark berries and cedar. Beautifully balanced. And best of all .... with friends!

9.3

Tai Liwei

smooth, but seems to lack character

smooth, but seems to lack character

8.5

DLynn Proctor Delectable Pro

Penfolds Ambassador

1.5

1.5

9.5

Jordan Franceschini

Drinking beautifully

Drinking beautifully

9.3

Dean Bernal Sr.

Tropical storm special. Crystal clear with luscious fruit. Rock slate, lead finish. Needs time to breathe and open up but well worth the wait.

Tropical storm special. Crystal clear with luscious fruit. Rock slate, lead finish. Needs time to breathe and open up but well worth the wait.

9.1

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