Pontet Canet 2006

Current Market Price: £670.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Pontet Canet, Pontet Canet, 2006

Tasting Notes Pontet Canet 2006

95+

The 2006 is a wine to stockpile, especially for those in their thirties and forties as it needs another decade to reach maturity, after which it should keep for 30+ years. This vineyard, just south of Mouton Rothschild, has produced an opaque bluish/purple-colored 2006 with an extraordinarily pure nose of graphite, charcoal, sweet creme de cassis, and a hint of scorched earth. Incredible concentration, stunning richness, and a 60-second finish result in a wine that transcends the vintage as well as this estate’s 1855 classification. This enormously endowed, modern day classic is a legend in the making. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2050+. Enormous credit is due proprietor Alfred Tesseron for turning things around at this estate in 1994, and continuing to produce first-growth level wines. Pontet-Canet is one of the few bio-dynamically farmed vineyards in the Medoc, and Tesseron is such a perfectionist in both the vineyard and wine cellars that his nickname among other bordelais is “Monsieur Bonsai.”

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #181 Feb 2009
95

Tasted at Bordeaux Index’s Pontet-Canet dinner at The Ledbury. One of my favourite recent vintages, the 2006 is initially quite “strict” and “edgy” on the nose with cedar, blackberry and graphite but then manifests that opulence and almost braggadocio on the nose. The palate has a seriously good backbone, real structure and beguiling symmetry with a long grippy finish that suggests long-term ageing is a rule, not an option. Tasted February 2011.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal Nov 2011
93

This red is now soft and fruity with plum, berry and mineral character. It’s full-bodied with fine tannins and a gorgeous finish. Drink or hold.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com, July 1st 2013

Pontet Canet Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Pontet Canet 2018 Chateau Pontet Canet POA 12x75cl
Pontet Canet 2018 Chateau Pontet Canet £535.00 6x75cl
Pontet Canet 2017 Chateau Pontet Canet £850.00 12x75cl
Pontet Canet 2017 Chateau Pontet Canet £440.00 6x75cl
Pontet Canet 2016 Chateau Pontet Canet £1,098.00 12x75cl
Pontet Canet 2016 Chateau Pontet Canet £560.00 6x75cl
Pontet Canet 2015 Chateau Pontet Canet £775.00 12x75cl
Pontet Canet 2015 Chateau Pontet Canet £390.00 6x75cl
Pontet Canet 2014 Chateau Pontet Canet £578.00 12x75cl
Pontet Canet 2013 Chateau Pontet Canet £560.00 12x75cl
Pontet Canet 2012 Chateau Pontet Canet £560.00 12x75cl
Pontet Canet 2011 Chateau Pontet Canet £567.00 12x75cl
Pontet Canet 2011 Chateau Pontet Canet £290.00 6x75cl
Pontet Canet 2010 Chateau Pontet Canet £1,490.00 12x75cl
Pontet Canet 2009 Chateau Pontet Canet £1,490.00 12x75cl
Pontet Canet 2008 Chateau Pontet Canet £754.00 12x75cl
Pontet Canet 2007 Chateau Pontet Canet £580.00 12x75cl
Pontet Canet 2006 Chateau Pontet Canet £670.00 12x75cl
Pontet Canet 2005 Chateau Pontet Canet £987.00 12x75cl
Pontet Canet 2004 Chateau Pontet Canet £640.00 12x75cl
Pontet Canet 2003 Chateau Pontet Canet £840.00 12x75cl
Pontet Canet 2002 Chateau Pontet Canet £700.00 12x75cl
Pontet Canet 2001 Chateau Pontet Canet £795.00 12x75cl
Pontet Canet 2000 Chateau Pontet Canet £1,000.00 12x75cl
Pontet Canet 2000 Chateau Pontet Canet £550.00 6x75cl
Pontet Canet 1999 Chateau Pontet Canet £792.00 12x75cl
Pontet Canet 1998 Chateau Pontet Canet £660.00 12x75cl
Pontet Canet 1997 Chateau Pontet Canet £696.00 12x75cl
Pontet Canet 1996 Chateau Pontet Canet £895.00 12x75cl
Pontet Canet 1995 Chateau Pontet Canet £848.00 12x75cl
Pontet Canet 1990 Chateau Pontet Canet £1,080.00 12x75cl
Pontet Canet 1989 Chateau Pontet Canet £792.00 12x75cl
Pontet Canet 1986 Chateau Pontet Canet £1,416.00 12x75cl
Pontet Canet 1982 Chateau Pontet Canet £1,400.00 12x75cl