Château Pontet-Canet 2009 showcases a captivating dark crimson color that immediately commands attention. The wine reveals an exceptional complexity on the nose, where captivating aromas of blackcurrant and blackberry intertwine with intriguing graphite notes. A delicate floral touch of violet adds an extra layer of elegance to the aromatic profile. On the palate, the wine makes a powerful yet restrained impact, demonstrating a fine balance between strength and finesse. The tannic structure is remarkably refined and prolonged, further accentuated by a refreshing acidity that adds vibrancy to the overall experience. The harmony achieved in this vintage is truly remarkable, showcasing the meticulous craftsmanship behind Pontet-Canet's winemaking philosophy. Château Pontet-Canet 2009 is a testament to the estate's commitment to excellence, offering a wine of exceptional quality and refinement.
Robert Parker - 100 Points
"Deep garnet in color, the 2009 Pontet-Canet slips sensuously from the glass with opulent scents of crème de cassis, baked plums and Black Forest cake plus suggestions of Chinese five spice, potpourri, oolong tea and menthol. Full-bodied, rich, spicy and oh-so-decadent in the mouth, it has a fantastically velvety frame and seamless freshness, finishing very long."
Antonio Galloni - 95 Points
"The 2009 Pontet-Canet needs more encouragement from the glass than its peers, but it rewards the imbiber with seductive pure cassis and blackberry fruit, touches of autumn leaves and pencil box. The palate is medium-bodied with firm but fine tannin, a lovely bead of acidity. A harmonious, brown spice and smoke tinged finish fans out with confidence. You could open this now but it still has two more decades of drinking pleasure to give. Tasted blind at Farr Vintners’ 2009 Bordeaux tasting."