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2003 Chateau Pontet Canet French - Bordeaux

Chateau Pontet Canet 2003

Winery: Chateau Pontet Canet

Vintage: 2003

Wine Name/Vineyard:

Wine Category: French - Bordeaux

Grape blend: Cabernet Sauvignon 65%, Merlot 30%, Cabernet Franc 4%, & Petit Verdot 1%

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Pauillac

State or country: France

Price: $90

Cases produced: 6,580

KWG Score: 95.6 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Excellent (97.99-94)

Review date: November 11, 2006

Wine Review: The bouquet of this wine is mild, but yet inviting. On the palate, the wine is smooth, creamy, a bit dry, and has nice flavors. The finish is dry and extended. This was one of the best wines I tried at a large charity tasting that I attended in November. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Very intense colour. The very powerful nose features an excellent balance between fruit (blackberry, raspberry) and wood (liquorice, toasty notes). On the palate, the attack is full but very mild. This wine stands out with its fine length and imposing structure – a characteristic of great Pauillacs - made up of extremely smooth tannins. The finish shows no trace of aggressiveness and is very long.

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