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Possibly the youngest wine of all the 2005 Médocs in terms of its evolution, at age 10 the inky purple 2005 Pontet-Canet tastes more like a two-year-old wine. Loads of pure blueberry, blackberry and cassis fruit are present along with a hint of licorice and background oak. It is full-bodied, ripe, and excruciatingly fresh, vigorous and exuberant. This is a tour de force, and a sensational effort that rivals the first growths. Give it another 5-10 years of cellaring, and drink it over the following 30-40 years.
Robert Parker (Wine Advocate #219, Jun 2015)
Tasted at the Pontet-Canet vertical in London, the 2005 Château Pontet-Canet has long been one of the stars of the vintage and this might well be the best of over a dozen showings of this wine. However, do not expect ostentation on the nose. This is 2005 and like many wines of this vintage, even with considerable decanting, it remained broody and introspective on the nose, as if it is checking you out and seeing if you are worthy. Once you have been accepted, then it swings the doors open to reveal gorgeous scents of blackberry, briary and cassis fruit, perhaps a little more sous-bois than I have noticed compared to previous bottles. The palate is medium-bodied, but dense and structured—certainly a more masculine Pontet-Canet built for long-term ageing. Yet it retains marvelous freshness and vitality all the way through to the pencil-lead, quite saline finish. I suspect that the 2009 Pontet-Canet is more approachable than the 2005, so heeding Robert Parker's sage advice, afford this up to ten years in your cellar and then reap the rewards of patience. Tasted February 2016.
– eRobertParker.com, Jul 2016
Dark red; sweetly ripe fruit on the nose; rich, generous, concentrated medium full wine, fresh in acidity, firm but fine in tannin; delicious ripe cassis fruit core flavour, long and juicy to taste, with an attractive complexity and tenacity of flavour and excellent length; fine, fruit rich, vital, satisfying Pauillac. Most attractive already because of its wealth of fruit but even better in four or five years time when the tannins have mellowed more.
Now – 30+
Quality 947 | Brand 983 | Economics 832 |
Quality: Above the average quality score of its peer group for the 2005 vintage, 791 Brand: Strong restaurant presence, featuring on 27 of the world's top wine lists, including Amber - Mandarin Oriental Economics: Below its peer group average price of £110 for the 2005 vintage Production: Higher production than its peer group average of 151,058 bottles
- www.wine-lister.com June 2017