Chateau Pontet-Canet 1990

75cl / 14.5%

“Not having tasted this for several years, I find that the nose has a good level of freshness, with aromas of blackberry, black plum, tobacco, gravel and sous-bois, but certainly showing none of the heat of the vintage. 

The palate is full-bodied with firm tannins, a little dry and bretty perhaps, almost foursquare but with a nice balance and focus.

Good acidity. Perhaps like the 1995, the finish is a little linear, straight-laced and foursquare with notes of cedar, tobacco, a touch of Provencal herbs.

Moderate length. Considering this is from an older era of Pontet-Canet I like this more than I expected although a pale shadow of what is being conjured nowadays. Drink now”

~ Neal Martin,, May 2009


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About the Chateau Pontet-Canet 1990

Château Pontet-Canet is a 5ème cru classé produced in the Pauillac appellation. This red wine comes from vines aged 40 to 45 years on average, planted on a total area of 81 hectares. The vineyard is located on a terroir composed of Quaternary gravel. The wine is aged for 16 months in oak barrels (60% of which are new).

Tasting Notes

Colour: Deep glossy crimson in colour, looks much younger than 1994.
Aroma: Made from a very early harvest, this wine is rich with a bouquet of spices and tobacco.
Palate: Juicy, round and sweet. Mineral notes and has a superb velvety mouth-feel. The finish is both flavoursome and balanced and has tremendous length.
Grape Varieties: 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot
Awards: 88pts – Wine Spectator

History of Chateau Pontet-Canet

Château Pontet-Canet is a wine estate located in the Pauillac region and ranked as a fifth growth in the 1855 Bordeaux Classification. Château Pontet-Canet was founded by Jean-Francois de Pontet, royal governor of the Médoc, who combined several Pauillac vineyard plots in the 1720s. His descendants added neighboring parcels in Canet. The wine was not château-bottled until 1972. It has since been owned by the Tesseron family of Cognac fame since 1975, and under the family’s control quality has risen greatly, along with auction prices and popularity. Pontet-Canet is Cabernet Sauvignon-dominant, and is full bodied with a classic tannic structure, providing the potential for long-term cellaring. The second wine of the estate is Hauts de Pontet Canet.

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Bordeaux, France

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Cabernet Sauvignon

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