2003 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac

SKU #1024959 95 points Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The spectacular 2003 Pontet Canet is still incredibly young and vigorous. This full-bodied classic boasts a dense purple color as well as a superb nose of graphite, creme de cassis, forest floor, licorice and a hint of truffles, low acidity, and extravagant richness. Most of the tannins have been resolved in this superstar of the vintage. It should continue to drink well for 10-15+ years. (RP) 95+ Inner quote mark (8/2014)

93 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark Pure ripe fruit on the nose with raspberries and blueberries. Full bodied, with round and silky tannins and a pretty polish to this ripe and fruit forward wine. Inner quote mark (3/2011)

93 points Vinous

Outer quote mark Ruby-red. Roasted blackberry, coffee and mocha on the nose, along with a grapey quality. Fat, superripe and sweet; wonderfully full, sexy and broad. Just this side of exotic, but sound natural acidity gives shape to the thick, mellow dark berry and chocolate flavors. Finishes with substantial tannins and resounding length. This will be drinkable several years earlier than the 2005. (ST) Inner quote mark (5/2006)

93 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Dark plum, fig and blackberry fruit shows a hint of torréfaction but stay fairly juicy and defined, while singed cedar, smoldering tobacco and charcoal notes score the finish. Cedar and dried currant fruit wind up together at the every end. Very Pauillac, and though a touch short on refinement, this shows good stuffing and energy for the vintage. *Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2006* (JM, Web-2018) Inner quote mark

Jancis Robinson

Outer quote mark Healthy deep crimson still! Iron filings – pretty heavily extracted. Round and lively. Some evolution and still some tannin but it does still have life! Lightly saline. Inner quote mark (10/2021)

K&L Notes

92 points Neal Martin's Wine Journal: "Tasted at Bordeaux Index's '10-Year On' tasting in London. The Pontet-Canet 2003 has a very pure, quite alluring bouquet with blackberry and a touch of blueberry, mint and cedar. It is quite refined compared to recent vintage with very good focus. The palate is medium-bodied with a very supple, harmonious entry. This Pontet Canet is silky smooth and very composed, though it is missing a little complexity and ambition on the finish. But otherwise this is a lovely Pauillac that is drinking beautifully now." (03/2013)

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