Château Pontet-Canet 2000 captivates with its very intense color, showcasing the wine's depth and concentration. The nose reveals a harmonious balance between the fruit and the wood, with enticing aromas of blackberry and strawberry complemented by notes of liquorice and a subtle grilled nuance. On the palate, the wine exhibits a rich and velvety attack, enveloping the senses with its opulence. It boasts an imposing structure, characterized by soft tannins that contribute to its overall elegance. The wine offers a very good length, allowing the flavors to linger and unfold gracefully. The finale is remarkably long, yet gentle and non-aggressive. Château Pontet-Canet 2000 is a wine of exceptional character, displaying a seamless integration of fruit, wood, and structure, making it a truly memorable experience for discerning wine enthusiasts.
Robert Parker - 92 Points
"Tasted at the Pontet-Canet vertical, the 2000 Château Pontet-Canet is perhaps where things start getting interesting, as Alfred Tesseron's top-to-toe reconfiguration of the vineyard and vinification began to impact and ameliorate the wine. It has a lovely bouquet of blackberry and briary fruit, hints of black truffle developing, later damp earth. There is an intensity here, if not the complexity of the best millennial Pauillacs. The palate is medium-bodied with a mixture of red and black fruit, cedar and sous-bois percolating up through and rendering it a "serious" Pontet-Canet in keeping with the vintage. There is a subtle and yet insistent grip on the finish. It has always been a tannic wine, but these are now softening, albeit at a slower pace than some might like. Therefore, I might be inclined to hold on to bottles for another 3-4 years. Tasted February 2016."
Antonio Galloni - 93 Points
"Deep red-ruby. Explosive nose combines raspberry, roasted currant, grilled nuts and exotic spices. Rich, sexy, silky and full in the mouth, with expressive flavors of black raspberry, game, smoke and truffle. Finishes with strong but suave tannins and excellent length. St. Julien"