ITEM 17470

1996 Chateau Pontet Canet Pauillac

$149.98

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Wine Rating:

92WA 91ST

Bottle Size

750ml

Vintage

1996

Country/State

france

Wine Region

bord-pauillac

Variety

bordeaux blend

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 92 points

I was shocked by how backward the 1996 Pontet-Canet was on the three occasions I tasted it in January. This wine possesses superb potential, but it appears a decade's worth of patience will be necessary. The color is a saturated dark purple. With coaxing, the wine offers aromas of black currant jam intertwined with minerals, sweet oak, and spice. A full-bodied wine, it possesses layered, concentrated, sweet fruit, with an elevated level of ripe tannin. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2035.

Review Date: April 1999

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: 91 points

Deep ruby-red. Blackcurrant, plum, tobacco and black olive nose is more complex and serious than that of either of the foregoing vintages. Thick, grapey and concentrated; still quite primary. This shows the fat and depth of the '96 vintage in the northern Medoc. Finishes long, with substantial tannins. Impressive.

Review Date: May 1999