CHATEAU PONTET-CANET 5EME GCC PAUILLAC
Robert Parker deems the wines of Pontet-Canet to be at the level of Super 2nd Growth wines rather than its 5th Growth classification. I can see where he is coming from.
This truly is a massively impressive bottle of wine. Deeply coloured in the glass, an intensely flavoured nose of cassis, plum, fig and earth. The palate has flavours of cassis, tobacco, cedar, mocha and plum.
Spectacular length to the finish and impressive balance. Still quite immature in my opinion but nonetheless hugely enjoyable.
You cant go by this bottle if you are a Wine Enthusiast. An essential bottle of wine.
Robert Parker- 92 Points
"An old style Pauillac, yet made with far more purity and richness than the estates ancient vintages, this broad-shouldered, muscular, classic wine exhibits a saturated purple color, and sensationally dense, rich, concentrated, cassis flavors that roll over the palate with impressive purity and depth. The wine is tannic and closed, but powerful and rich. It appears to possess length and intensity similar to the 1996. This is a great young Pauillac. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2025.
The extraordinary effort that Alfred Tesseron is making at this property is reconfirmed with each new tasting note I write on Pontet-Canet. Having recently had the exceptionally impressive 1994 in several tastings, it is a pleasure to see this historic estate turning out wines that behave like super seconds rather than fifth-growths."