Skip to main content
Our biggest wine deals. Available by text! Join Winetext.com today!

2017 Chateau Pontet CanetBlend from France

$109.99

List Price: $149.99

You're saving $40.00!

  • 96 Wine Enthusiast
  • 96 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
  • 96 Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
  • 94 Wine Spectator
  • 93 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
Image selector to view bottle Image selector to view front Icon sized image of item case card
This is a PRE-ORDER. Estimated Arrival: 02/28/2023

About

Ratings:

96

"The perfume intensity of this wine is remarkable. Firm and velvet at the same time, the tannins are the prelude to the pure, opulent blackberry fruits and balanced acidity. The lines of the wine are clear and direct, a true promise for aging. Drink from 2024. -RV"

96 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

"This has ethereal transparency to it with a fresh, red-berry and cherry nose. Terra-cotta and dried-flower notes. Plums, too. Quite complex. The palate has a very detailed tannin texture with attractive cassis and blueberries that hold very long, fresh and pure. Fruity and fresh. Try from 2023."

96 Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"Composed of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot, the medium to deep garnet-purple colored 2017 Pontet-Canet gives up beautifully fragrant notes of rosehip tea, lilacs, cinnamon stick, cloves, dried leaves and underbrush with a core of kirsch, raspberry coulis, warm plums and red and black currants plus a waft of pencil shavings. Medium-bodied, the palate is refreshing, minerally and wonderfully elegant with a well-played texture of approachable, plush tannins and a long, fragrant finish. Beautiful. Aging took place in 50% new and 15% in second fill barrels and the remaining 35% in amphorae for 16 months, much of the material for which came from the soil at Pontet-Canet!"

94 Wine Spectator

"Very tight, with notes of wet stone, plum pit and chalky minerality leading the way, backed by an ample core of steeped currant, blackberry and black cherry fruit waiting to unfurl. The finish smolders with cast iron details. Should round into form with cellaring. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Best from 2024 through 2040. -JM"

93 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com

"Deep ruby/purple-hued and based on 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, and the balance Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, the 2017 Chateau Pontet-Canet spent 16 months in a 50% new barrels, 35% in amphora, and the balance in once-used barrels. It's an exceedingly elegant Pontet-Canet that has textbook Pauillac notes of blackcurrants, unsmoked tobacco, lead pencil shavings, new leather, and flowery incense. It's not a blockbuster and reminds me slightly of the 2004, yet it has wonderful depth of fruit, ultra-fine tannins, and beautiful purity and elegance. It's already approachable, but it’s going to be even better with 5-6 years of bottle age and have 20-25 years of prime drinking."

Product Detail

Item # 117305
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-Region Pauillac
Ratings

96 - Wine Enthusiast

96 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

96 - Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

94 - Wine Spectator

93 - Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com

Vintage 2017
Color Red
ABV 13.5%
Varietal(s) Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak, vanilla, black cherry, plum, smoke, toast, tar, tobacco, raspberry, cassis, violet, pepper, green bean, lead, cedar, molasses and dark fruit
Nose currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee, leather, tobacco, broccoli, berry, flower, mocha and vanilla