TN: 2000 Château Pontet-Canet (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac)

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TN: 2000 Château Pontet-Canet (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac)

#1 Post by Dale McClaran » November 22nd, 2020, 10:29 am

  • 2000 Château Pontet-Canet - France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac (11/22/2020)
    Decanted 2 hrs. As I recall from my notes in the aughts, The 00 PC was all about the nose with a palate that was shut down pretty tight. Since 2008, it appears that the gap has narrowed, making this a most satisfying experience. A classically proportioned Pauillac, and forgive the TN cliches, but with clear cut crème de cassis, gravelly earth tones and wait for it….yes the ol’ No.2 pencil – its hard to spin this any other way. While I don’t think this will ever be the pride of any ones cellar, I was really taken with the gentle, almost caressing nature of the mouthfeel, calm, confident, and easy going – a Left Bank spa if you will. 2 bottles left and plenty of life ahead on the open road, so I’ll open the next in 5 to 10 years to see where it ends. I’m optimistic for its future. (93 pts.)
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Re: TN: 2000 Château Pontet-Canet (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac)

#2 Post by D@vid Bu3ker » November 22nd, 2020, 10:37 am

Thanks. I have a few bottles of this. Will wait a little longer.
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#3 Post by Kevin Patrick » November 22nd, 2020, 12:07 pm

Nice check-in on an excellent bottle.

Surprised it wasn't more open after 2 hours. 90 minutes - 2 hours has been the sweet spot lately for me with the 2000s.

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#4 Post by Warren Taranow » November 22nd, 2020, 1:09 pm

I bought some on release (5 for $63@ at Whole Foods! Should have bought more!), but have never opened one. Like David, I'll wait a while longer.
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