[email protected] | +44 203 925 4526

Pontet Canet 2019


Case Format: 1x300cl

Max score: 99.0

Château Pontet Canet is a large fifth-growth property in Paulliac who can trace its history back to 1725. It is known worldwide for its environmental credentials, due to the impact of its previous technical director Jean-Michel Comme, who is considered a leading figure in biodynamic practices. Its 78 hectares of vineyard contain Cabernet Sauvignon (c.63%), Merlot (c.32%) and Cabernet Franc (c.5%), and border the illustrious Mouton Rothschild. Taken under the ownership of Alfred and Michel Tesseron, the quality of Pontet-Canet has vastly improved, seeing it blossom into a full-bodied wine that is brimming with ripe black fruits and integrated tannins.



Panos Kakaviatos

With more classic balance, the 2019 reminds me of the 2016 but perhaps in a lower key. It is vinous, opulent and very nicely structured. Tertiary tobacco and ripe fruit all around, with bright juiciness. The tannins approach 2016 style with silky refinement, and the blend has the most Petit Verdot of all tasted in the vertical, at 5%, perhaps lending slightly spicier tones. An exciting wine! Aged 50% new oak, 35% amphora.

Jeb Dunnuck

The 2019 Château Pontet Canet checks in as a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Petit Verdot that was brought up in a mix of barrels and concrete tanks. It shows the new style of the estate with a more savory, exotic, medium to full-bodied style thats a dramatically different beast than the benchmark 2009 and 2010 vintages, which to my mind, are the greatest vintages from this estate to date. The 2019 has a ruby/plum color as well as a perfumed nose of redcurrant and mulberry fruits as well as notes of brambly herbs, woodsmoke, peony, leather, and cedar pencil. Its aromatic and complex, although certainly not classic Pauillac, and on the palate, it’s medium to full-bodied, with firm, savory, yet quality tannins, good balance, and outstanding length. It warrants 7-8 years of bottle age and will evolve for 30+ years. While the style of the estate has been gradually shifting with the winemaking moving to hand destemming and aging in concrete and amphora, this is the first time where the winemaking seems to dominate the wine, and the quality is unquestionably not at the same level.


Please note the price indicated by Duty Paid shows the cost of the wine with the applicable taxes (Duty & VAT) added.
Cru Wine stores all its wines in-bond with LCB Eton Park. When choosing your Shipping Method, if you would like to keep the wine stored in-bond, please select "1 Month Free Storage at LCB Eton Park". This also applies to wines which are currently En Primeur as these are not available for immediate delivery. Storage charges will apply if you choose to store your wines with us. If you would like your wines delivered, please select "Private Home Delivery in the UK". Duty and VAT will be applied if you choose to have your wines delivered to a UK address. If you live outside of mainland UK additional delivery charges will occur. Please see our FAQs Page for further information.










NEED ADVICE? CALL +44 (0)203 92545

Lines open 9am-5pm Mon-Fri

No Recently Viewed Products

Cru Wine Ltd.

Registered company 08579498. Cru Wine Limited, 109 Hammersmith Road, London, United Kingdom, W14 0QH. VAT Number: GB180547111. All rights reserved.