Chateau Pontet Canet Pauillac 5th Grand Cru Classe 2014
This vintage, characterized by a harmonious blend of power and finesse, unveils aromas of dark berries, graphite, and subtle spices. On the palate, its structured framework reveals layers of blackcurrant and plum, framed by polished tannins and vibrant acidity. As you explore each sip, the wine's evolving complexity showcases the craftsmanship of Pontet-Canet's winemaking philosophy, marrying tradition with innovation. The 2014 vintage captures the essence of Pauillac's terroir, promising both immediate pleasure and the potential to age gracefully.
Robert Parker The Wine Advocate
Deep garnet with a hint of purple to the color, the 2014 Pontet-Canet gives a very serious, classic Pauillac nose of blackcurrant preserves, baked blackberries and warm black plums with suggestions of menthol, pencil lead, woodsmoke, cassia and cast-iron pan plus a hint of baking spices. Medium to full-bodied, it fills the mouth with black and blue fruit preserves with a rock-solid frame of grainy tannins and bold freshness, giving lift to the long, exotic spice-laced finish. It is approachable now, but really should start to make jaws drop in another 4-5 years. - Reviewed by: Lisa Perrotti-Brown