Pontet Canet 2013

Cult Wines Price: £560.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Pontet Canet, Pontet Canet, 2013

Tasting Notes Pontet Canet 2013

91

A blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, this biodynamically farmed vineyard (a rarity, but increasing in the Bordeaux viticulture), had tiny yields of 15 hectoliters per hectare. This doesn't translate into super concentration, but this is certainly an outstanding effort in an extremely difficult vintage. The wine has a dense purple color, and classic creme de cassis, licorice and mocha and espresso roast notes that Pontet-Canet has displayed recently. The wine is medium-bodied, possesses excellent purity, equilibrium and sweet, but noticeable tannin. This is by no means at the level of the great vintages that have been so common of late from this incredible property on the Plateau of Pauillac across from Mouton Rothschild, but it's certainly one of the vintage's more noteworthy efforts. Give it 2-3 years of bottle age and drink it over the following 15 or so years.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #214 Aug 2014
90-92

A blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, this biodynamically farmed vineyard (a rarity, but increasing in the Bordeaux viticulture), had tiny yields of 15 hectoliters per hectare. This doesn't translate into super concentration, but this is certainly an outstanding effort in an extremely difficult vintage. The wine has a dense purple color, and classic creme de cassis, licorice and mocha and espresso roast notes that Pontet-Canet has displayed recently. The wine is medium-bodied, possesses excellent purity, equilibrium and sweet, but noticeable tannin. This is by no means at the level of the great vintages that have been so common of late from this incredible property on the Plateau of Pauillac across from Mouton Rothschild, but it's certainly one of the vintage's more noteworthy efforts. Give it 2-3 years of bottle age and drink it over the following 15 or so years.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #214 Aug 2014
89-91

In 2013, the Pontet Canet is a blend of around 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. There is about 50% new oak, 35% amphora and 15% in one-year old wood. The nose is quite light for Pontet Canet, the Merlot actually more expressive than the Cabernet Sauvignon at the moment. There is something almost northern Italian about the aromatics, warmth not European but something further south. The palate is medium-bodied with a slightly meaty entry. The tannins are a little coarse at the moment but they will soften with time. There is an attractive spicy tincture here, although there is not a great deal of depth on the finish, which is typically quite linear for the vintage. Again, the clay amphora, do lend this wine something tertiary or at least "of the ground". I do not think this is a long term Chateau Pontet Canet, but it should drink well over the next 8 to 10 years. Tasted April 2014.

Neal Martin
Wine Advocate - Wine Journal

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 £570.00 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 £1,550.00 12x75cl
Pontet Canet 2010 Chateau Pontet Canet £831.00 6x75cl
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 £525.00 6x75cl
Pontet Canet 1999 Chateau Pontet Canet £804.00 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