Pontet Canet 2004
Tasting Notes Pontet Canet 2004
Tasted at Bordeaux Index’s Pontet-Canet dinner at The Ledbury. The 2004 has a very expressive nose, especially when compared to the 2005 at this stage. Lifted scents of blackberry, cedar and mint with something just a little decadent in the background: orange essence perhaps, vanilla pod. The palate is very well balanced though the tannins are not quite as fine as say the 2006 with just a touch of austerity towards the long finish. This will drink long before the 2005. Tasted February 2011.
Firm and fresh with currant bush and sweet tobacco character that turns to cigar box. Medium-to-full body with a racy edge to it. Drink or hold.
Backward and powerful for the vintage, this blue/purple-colored 2004 exhibits classic creme de cassis, smoke, incense, and spring flower characteristics. Medium to full-bodied, dense, and excruciatingly tannic, this impressively endowed Pauillac is built for the long haul. However, patience will be required. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2025+.