Pontet Canet 2015

Cult Wines Price: £775.00 / 12x75cl
Cult Wines Price: £390.00 / 6x75cl
Chateau Pontet Canet, Pontet Canet, 2015

Tasting Notes Pontet Canet 2015

97-98

This is very fine and silky with a beautiful vivid blackberry and blueberry character. Super polished tannins. Refined and very, very long. Fabulous harmony to this young wine. Very classic Bordeaux. Superb depth and length. Real Bordeaux.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com
94-96

The 2015 Pontet Canet was tasted on two occasions around two weeks apart and I noticed a superior showing the second time around. This year is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot that was picked from 18 September apropos the Merlot and from 28 September for the Cabernet, finishing on 3 October. It is matured in 50% new oak, 35% concrete and 15% one-year-old barrels. It has a pure and perfumed bouquet with small dark cherries, red plum and subtle violet scents, perhaps a little Margaux-like in style, the second showing demonstrating a little more red fruit character. The palate is medium-bodied with a slightly grainy texture on the entry. There is nicely judged acidity here, moderate depth, very supple tannin that lend this a silky texture. There is modest weight towards the second half, perhaps spicier than some of its Pauillac peers with an edgy, lightly peppered finish. It is an intriguing and complex, almost mercurial Pontet-Canet, a wine that I suspect will gain more weight during its élevage. Afford this 5-8 years in bottle and you should have a delicious, intellectual Pontet-Canet on your hands.

Neal Martin
eRobertParker.com, #224, April 2016
94

The thick skins of the 2015 grapes made it easier to be organic and biodynamic when the rains came in late August, according to winemaker, Jean-Michel Comme. This is certainly a very serious, concentrated Pontet-Canet with compact, almost Italianate tannins, plenty of oak and layers of dark, plummy fruit. The finish is just a tad dry perhaps. Drink: 2022-35

Tim Atkin
timatkin.com
17-

50% new oak. 35% amphora. 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 3%Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot. Picked relatively early, 18 September to 3 October, because they ripen earlier. Dark purplish crimson. Very ripe start and then rather drying tannins on the end. Wild and lively but a little bit heavy. I'm looking for a little more freshness. There's austerity and astringency (because of the amphorae influence?) but I'm not sure it compensates for the lack of acidity. Savoury, salty finish. Distinctive.

Jancis Robinson
jancisrobinson.com

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