Pontet Canet 2017

Cult Wines Price: £850.00 / 12x75cl
Cult Wines Price: £440.00 / 6x75cl
Chateau Pontet Canet, Pontet Canet, 2017

Tasting Notes Pontet Canet 2017

96-98

Blended of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot, the deep garnet-purple colored 2017 Pontet-Canet opens with vibrant wild blueberries, black raspberries and crushed plums with notions of cinnamon stick, violets, unsmoked cigars and pencil lead plus wafts of roses, lavender and tilled black soil. Medium-bodied with very fine, incredibly plush tannins, it is deliciously savory in the mouth, with wonderful freshness and spectacular energy delivering many layers, resulting in a very long, mineral-laced finish.

Wine Advocate
Lisa Perrotti-Brown - robertparker.com
96-97

This is incredibly transparent and refined with blackcurrant, blueberry and mineral character. Full-bodied, layered and ethereal. Tannins have a crushed-stone character. Long and persistent.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com
92-95

The 2017 Pontet-Canet showed progressively better on each of the three occasions I tasted it. Deep, pliant and beautifully layered in the glass, the 2017 exudes class. Dark red cherry, plum, pomegranate, licorice and rose petal infuse this super-expressive and highly nuanced wine from proprietor Alfred Tesseron and technical director Jean-Michel Comme. Harvest ran from September 18 through October 4. The blend is 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot and is aging in 50% new oak, 35% amphora and 15% one year old oak. Tasted three times.

Antonio Galloni
Antonio Galloni - vinous.com - May '18
92-94

The 2017 Pontet Canet has a very ripe and pure, slightly high-toned bouquet with touches of iodine inflecting the black cherry and cassis fruit. There is a subtle floral aspect to this Pontet-Canet, more iris than violet. With aeration there are hints of graphite and crushed stone, some of its initial opulence ebbing away. The palate is medium-bodied with fine balance on the entry, slightly chalky tannin, a fine sense of energy and poise. On the two readings of this wine, this was perhaps the most difference. The mid-April tasting had a very similar nose however, the palate demonstrated far more backbone, linearity and mineralité, not to mention a sapidity that was not present in the showing at the end of March. Ah yes, that’s the Pontet I love. I expect this to land at the upper end of my banded score once in bottle. Tasted twice at the property.

Neal Martin
Neal Martin - vinous.com - May '18
90-93

Starts off high-pitched but fills out steadily, featuring red currant and crushed plum fruit carried by fresh acidity and a bright iron note. Reveals a lingering savory streak on the finish. Built on purity rather than density, with the minerality lingering.—J.M.

Wine Spectator
James Molesworth - winespectator.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 £1,114.00 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 £1,450.00 12x75cl
Pontet Canet 2008 Chateau Pontet Canet £738.00 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 £830.00 12x75cl
Pontet Canet 2002 Chateau Pontet Canet £700.00 12x75cl
Pontet Canet 2001 Chateau Pontet Canet £762.00 12x75cl
Pontet Canet 2000 Chateau Pontet Canet £1,000.00 12x75cl
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