Château Pontet-Canet 2006 captivates with its very intense color, displaying depth and richness. The nose is highly expressive, with an assertive presence of fruity notes complemented by a notable mineral character. The careful cultivation techniques employed add an extra layer of complexity to the aromatic profile. On the palate, the wine exhibits strength and intensity, delivering a full-flavored experience that delights the senses. The structure is well-defined, supported by remarkably smooth tannins that contribute to the wine's overall refinement. As the tasting journey unfolds, the finish impresses with its length and savory character, leaving a lasting impression. Château Pontet-Canet 2006 is a testament to the estate's commitment to quality, showcasing its prowess in crafting a wine that is both powerful and elegant.
Robert Parker - 94 Points
"Tasted at Bordeaux Index's annual 10-Year On tasting in London. The 2006 Château Pontet-Canet has an extremely pure, vivacious, perfumed bouquet with crushed violets infusing the blueberry and blackberry fruit. But it is all about the detail and precision in this wine. The palate is medium-bodied with a gentle grip in the mouth: lightly toasted black fruit, dried orange peel, cedar and a pinch of white pepper. This feels very cohesive and poised with just a touch of mint entering right on the finish. What a great wine from Alfred Tesseron and Jean-Michel Comme. Go grab the corkscrew now, but don't feel that this wine has to be opened for another 5-6 years. Tasted January 2016."
Antonio Galloni - 94 Points
"Saturated medium ruby. Inky cassis, black raspberry, graphite and pungent minerality on the very ripe nose. Dense, rich and silky, with a brooding inky minerality and an almost liqueur-like dark fruit sweetness leavened by a savory peppery element. This very ripe, deep and concentrated wine boasts wonderful lushness without any undue weight thanks to its sheer energy. Like its neighbor Mouton-Rothschild, Pontet-Canet's 2006 conveys a powerful impression of soil character. Finishes with serious dusty tannins and superb lingering sweetness. Should be long-lived."