Chateau Pontet Canet

Review of the Estate

Chateau Pontet Canet is a winery in the Pauillac appellation of the Bordeaux wine region of France. Chateau Pontet-Canet is also the name of the red wine produced by this property. The wine produced here was classified as one of eighteen Cinquièmes Crus in the Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855.

Jean-François de Pontet, royal governor of the Médoc, combined several vineyard plots in Pauillac in the early 18th century. Years later, his descendants added neighbouring vines in a place named Canet. This was the beginning Chateau Pontet Canet one of the largest estates in the Médoc, which quite naturally added the name of its founder to that of the land registry reference.

A century later, Chateau Pontet Canet was included in the famous 1855 classification, thereby confirming its membership among the elite of the Médoc. This privileged position did not go unnoticed by one of the most important Bordeaux shippers of the time, Herman Cruse, who bought Chateau Pontet Canet in 1865. He built new cellars, modernised the winemaking facilities, and established the wine's reputation around the world. The Cruse family owned Chateau Pontet Canet for 110 years, until another shipper (from Cognac this time), Guy Tesseron, acquired it in 1975.

Over two centuries Chateau Pontet Canet has been owned by three different families. Today it is run by Alfred Tesseron with his niece Melanie (daughter of Gerard Tesseron) who is the descendant of Guy Tesseron. Thirty years after their arrival in Pauillac the Tesseron family have the satisfaction of knowing that they have gradually replanted some of the vineyard and renovated Chateau Pontet Canet and the wine making facilities.

 

Vineyard

Surface area: 195 acres

Grape Varieties: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot

Average age of vines: 30 years

Density of plantation: 8,500 vines per hectare

Average yields: 50 hectoliters per hectare

Average cases produced: 21,000 per year

Plateau of maturity: 8-50 years

 

Chateau Pontet Canet Performance History Graph

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Pontet Canet Performance History Graph

Chateau Pontet Canet Wine List

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Wine

Point Score

Chateau Pontet Canet 1990 89
Chateau Pontet Canet 1991 84
Chateau Pontet Canet 1992 85
Chateau Pontet Canet 1993 86
Chateau Pontet Canet 1994 91
Chateau Pontet Canet 1995 92
Chateau Pontet Canet 1996 92
Chateau Pontet Canet 1997 85
Chateau Pontet Canet 1998 86
Chateau Pontet Canet 1999 88
Chateau Pontet Canet 2000 94+
Chateau Pontet Canet 2001 89
Chateau Pontet Canet 2002 88
Chateau Pontet Canet 2003 95
Chateau Pontet Canet 2004 90+
Chateau Pontet Canet 2005 96+
Chateau Pontet Canet 2006 95+
Chateau Pontet Canet 2007 94+
Chateau Pontet Canet 2008 96
Chateau Pontet Canet 2009 100
Chateau Pontet Canet 2010 100
Chateau Pontet Canet 2011 95

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