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Date Printed: 12/20/2014
Chateau Pontet-Canet  2006
Chateau Pontet-Canet 2006
(search item no. 100645)
collectible wine
older vintages

The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 12/20/2014: $145.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
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
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
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2008 International Wine Cellar 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
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2005 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 95 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2004 The Wine Advocate 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:

The 2005 vintage of this wine was ranked #7 on the Wine Spectator's Top 10 Wines of 2008

Very intense color. Very strong nose, dominated above all by fruity notes and a high mineral content. Cultivation methods add a touch of additional complexity. Strong palate and full-flavored. The wine is structured, with very smooth tannins. The finish is long and savory.

Cabernet Sauvignon 62%, Merlot 33%, Cabernet Franc 3%, Petit-Verdot 2%

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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.