Chateau Pontet- Canet 2004

90++ points

Pauillac. 13%

Every wine critic speaks highly of Pontet-Canet today. It’s the new Leoville Las Cas, that is, it’s regularly compared to the first growths. In which case this vintage is a bargain.

Well to the wine. It’s super concentrated cassis and new oak, but with a freshness that is more like Hawkes Bay NZ than California. It’s different than much Bordeaux I drink because it is just so young and concentrated. Best left until nearer 2020. If you bought this en primeur you got one of the best Bordeaux deals this decade.


One thought on “Chateau Pontet- Canet 2004

  1. The 2000 was amazingly tannic…but utterl;y delicious and not very California-esque at all. I have one of these, so I will wait patiently!

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