Chateau Pontet-Canet 2008
A candidate for the wine of the vintage, Pontet Canet’s 2008 boasts an opaque purple color as well as copious aromas of sweet blueberries, blackberries and black currant fruit intertwined with lead pencil shavings, subtle barbecue smoke and a hint of forest floor. Full-bodied, with fabulous richness, texture and tremendous freshness, this first-growth-like effort is more developed than the uber-powerful 2010.
95 / 100 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate
95 / 100 Wine Enthusiast
94 / 100 Vinous Antonio Galloni
94 / 100 Jeff Leve, The Wine Cellar Insider
92 / 100 Wine Spectator
97 / 100 Cellarmaster Value Rating