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Date Printed: 9/30/2016
Chateau Pontet-Canet  2004
Chateau Pontet-Canet 2004
(search item no. 91098)
collectible wine
older vintages
has fluid
has fluid 360

Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 9/30/2016: $99.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2015 Wine Enthusiast rating: 98 points
2015 James Suckling rating: 98 points
2015 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 98 points
2015 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2015 Decanter rating: 96 points
2014 James Suckling rating: 96 points
2014 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 96 points
2014 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2014 Decanter rating: 95 points
2013 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2013 James Suckling rating: 93 points
2013 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2013 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2013 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 90 points
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2012 James Suckling rating: 93 points
2012 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 93 points
2012 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2011 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
2011 James Suckling rating: 95 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2011 Decanter rating: 93 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
2010 James Suckling rating: 100 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 98 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 97 points
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 95 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 100 points
2009 James Suckling rating: 98 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 96 points
2009 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 96 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2008 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 94 points
2008 James Suckling rating: 93 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2006 Wilfred Wong of Wine.com rating: 94 points
2006 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 94 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2006 James Suckling rating: 93 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2005 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 95 points
2005 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 95 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2003 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2002 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2001 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
1996 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1996 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
1995 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
1995 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
1994 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

With its profound nearly opaque color, the intense nose expresses a refined complexity with spicy notes of liquorish, coffee and vanilla mixed with red and black fruits such as blackberry's and toasted cherries. Once in the mouth, the attack is full with an evolution that is at the same time long and luscious. In the midst of the long juicy tannins, the finale carries the unmistakable and unique character of a great Pauillac. The aromas in the mouth are extremely persistent. It really is a great vintage.

Blend: 29% Merlot, 65%, Cabernet Sauvignon, 4%, Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot

My Notes:

Additional wines from Chateau Pontet-Canet:

  • 2000 (search item no. 113523)
  • 2005 (search item no. 96220)
  • 2006 (search item no. 100645)
  • 2006 (search item no. 100645)
  • 2009 (search item no. 111775)
  • 2009 (1.5 Liter Magnum) (search item no. 135074)
  • 2010 (search item no. 122383)
  • 2011 (search item no. 129172)
  • 2012 (search item no. 139113)

About Chateau Pontet-Canet:

Jean Francois Pontet, Royal Master of the Horse in the early 18th Century, bought and consolidated several plots of land located northwest of Pauillac. Several years later, in 1750, his descendants bought neighboring vineyards in an area named "Canet", thus creating one of the largest estates in the entire Medoc. Chateau Pontet-Canet's topography and soil predestined it to produce great wine.

In 1865, the noted wine shipper Hermann Cruse acquired the chateau and its 120 hectares of vones. The Cruse dynasty provided the financial means to make one of the greatest wines in the Medoc. In 1975, Guy Tesseron, solidly implanted in the Cognac region, and owner of Lafon Rochet in St-Estephe, purchsed Pontet-Canet. Assisted by his son Alfred, he has done much to develop the reputation of this famous classified growth. "Quality" is the key word in the vineyard and cellars.