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2003 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac (3L)

SKU #1180889 95 points Robert Parker's 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. Inner quote mark (8/2014)

94 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Gorgeous raspberry, licorice and currant with hints of toasted oak. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and lots of currant and berry character. Refined. Long, long finish. *Top 100 Wines of 2006* Inner quote mark (3/2006)

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. Pull the cork after 2014. Inner quote mark (3/2011)

93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

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. Inner quote mark (5/2006)


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