Château Pontet-Canet 2003 showcases a very intense color, capturing attention with its deep and concentrated hue. The nose is highly powerful, revealing an excellent equilibrium between the fruit and wood elements. Aromas of blackberry and raspberry intertwine harmoniously with notes of liquorice and toasty nuances, creating a captivating olfactory experience. On the palate, the wine impresses with a full-bodied and yet remarkably gentle attack, showcasing its refined nature. It demonstrates a fine length, highlighting the wine's elegance and poise. The structure is imposing, a characteristic of great Pauillac wines, with incredibly smooth tannins that contribute to its overall finesse. The finish is exceptionally long, leaving no trace of aggressiveness, and inviting further appreciation of its complexities. Château Pontet-Canet 2003 is a remarkable wine that embodies the true essence of its prestigious appellation, promising an unforgettable journey for enthusiasts of exceptional Bordeaux.
Robert Parker - 95+ Points
"The spectacular 2003 Pontet Canet is still incredibly young and vigorous. This full-bodied classic boasts a dense purple color as well as a superb nose of graphite, creme de cassis, forest floor, licorice and a hint of truffles, low acidity, and extravagant richness. Most of the tannins have been resolved in this superstar of the vintage. It should continue to drink well for 10-15+ years."
Antonio Galloni - 93 Points
"Ruby-red. Roasted blackberry, coffee and mocha on the nose, along with a grapey quality. Fat, superripe and sweet; wonderfully full, sexy and broad. Just this side of exotic, but sound natural acidity gives shape to the thick, mellow dark berry and chocolate flavors. Finishes with substantial tannins and resounding length. This will be drinkable several years earlier than the 2005."