Chateau Pontet Canet Pauillac 5th Grand Cru Classe 2015
This is a powerful, concentrated wine with a deep purple color. The nose is intense with aromas of black fruit, espresso, and chocolate. On the palate, it is full-bodied with flavors of dark fruit, tobacco, and a hint of mint. The tannins are firm yet ripe, providing a great backbone to the wine. The finish is long and complex, with notes of spice and vanilla. This wine has excellent aging potential and will continue to develop over the next few decades.
Succulent fruits, rich tannins and juicy acidity are in perfect harmony in this wine produced from biodynamic grapes. It has a rich, velvet texture and dense structure, sumptuous and already balanced and delicious. However do not be fooled, this is a serious wine for aging. Drink no earlier than 2026.
Robert Parker (Wine Advocate) -
Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2015 Pontet-Canet comes charging out of the glass with fantastically expressive notes of black cherry preserves, black raspberries and blackcurrant pastilles plus touches of kirsch, wilted roses, tobacco, camphor and cinnamon stick with a waft of fragrant soil. Full bodied, the palate is laden with black and red fruit layers, supported by very firm, very finely grained tannins and provocative freshness, finishing with incredible length and stunningly perfumed. - Reviewed by Lisa Perrotti-Brown