Pontet-Canet Pauillac 2000 Bottle size: 750ml

France, Bordeaux
R3,250
In stock
(Only 1 left)
92
WA
Tasting notes:
‘Tasted at the Pontet-Canet vertical, the 2000 Château Pontet-Canet is perhaps where things start getting interesting, as Alfred Tesseron’s top-to-toe reconfiguration of the vineyard and vinification began to impact and ameliorate the wine. It has a lovely bouquet of blackberry and briary fruit, hints of black truffle developing, later damp earth. There is an intensity here, if not the complexity of the best millennial Pauillacs. The palate is medium-bodied with a mixture of red and black fruit, cedar and sous-bois percolating up through and rendering it a “serious” Pontet-Canet in keeping with the vintage. There is a subtle and yet insistent grip on the finish. It has always been a tannic wine, but these are now softening, albeit at a slower pace than some might like. Therefore, I might be inclined to hold on to bottles for another 3-4 years. Tasted February 2016.’ – Neal Martin, Wine Advocate, 92/100

'A lovely lead-in of singed cedar and vanilla notes gives way to slightly taut, racy red and black currant fruit flavors that drive nicely through an iron-edged finish. Rather sleek and tightly focused, relying more on minerality than power.--Blind 2000 Bordeaux retrospective (December 2015). Drink now through 2023.' – James Molesworth, Wine Spectator, 92/100
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Condition New
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Bordeaux Blend
Rating WA 92
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