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2004 Chateau Pontet Canet French - Bordeaux

Chateau Pontet Canet 2004

Winery: Chateau Pontet Canet

Vintage: 2004

Wine Name/Vineyard:

Wine Category: French - Bordeaux

Grape blend: Cabernet Sauvignon 65%, Merlot 29%, Cabernet Franc 4%, & Petit Verdot 2%

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Pauillac

State or country: France

Price: $70

Cases produced: 25,000

KWG Score: 93.2 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89.99-87)

Review date: March 1, 2008

Wine Review: Our Tasting Panel met recently to review some high end red wines in a blind tasting. This option from Pontet Canet was my favorite from the French entries. This dark ruby wine opens with a mild black cherry, tobacco, smoky bouquet with a touch of oak. On the palate, this medium bodied wine is well balanced, smooth, juicy, lacks complexity, and displays cherry flavors and some integrated oak. The finish is dry, has fine tannins, and lasting oak that is nicely prolonged. The panel felt this wine would pair nicely with pork tenderloin. Cheers - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Very deep, almost opaque robe. Very intense, spicy, complex, refined nose, in which mingle red and black berry aromas (blackberries, cherries and Morello cherries) alongside liquorice, coffee and vanilla notes. On the palate the attack is full, then the wine develops both length and flavour. The silky tannin finish bears the inimitable hallmark of a great Pauillac. The palate aromas are very long. It is truly a very great wine.

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