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Pontet Canet 1992

Chateau Pontet Canet

25 years

This wine was unimpressive from cask. Tasted four times from bottle in November, the wine exhibited very good ripe cassis fruit and a round, medium-bodied, soft, juicy personality on two occasions, and a lighter-bodied, more simplistic, tannic character at two other tastings. It is a large estate, so perhaps there is some unexpected bottle variation, but this wine can be a reasonably good value and an attractive 1992 for drinking over the next 5-6 years. The question mark signifies the confusing array of evaluations I experienced.

85 Robert Parker score

€ 1,000
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* price for one OWC (original wooden case) in perfect condition – 12x75cl per OWC

Last Update October 2015

Chateau Pontet Canet

Chateau Pontet Canet is a wine production estate of outstanding quality, based in the Pauillac appellation in Bordeaux, France. The primary wine is classified as a Fifth Growth by the Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855.

The estate of Chateau Pontet Canet covers 120 hectares towards the north of the Pauillac commune. After the Bordeaux wine fraud scandal in 1973, sale of the chateau was forced to the Cognac merchant Guy Tesseron, who remains in control of operations today.

The grape composition reads 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc. This highly rated chateau has the largest output of all the classified growths in the Medoc; nearly 22,000 cases of its primary wine, and a further 20,000 cases of its secondary wine – Les Hauts de Pontet.

20,000 - 22,000 cases

Annual production

Fifth Growth

Classification

Pauillac/Left Bank

Location/Region

120 hectares

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