"Tasted at BI Wine & Spirits' 10-Years-On tasting, the 2007 Pontet-Canet has an upfront bouquet with (for the vintage) quite lavish red and black fruit tinged with violet and creme de cassis. The palate is sweet and opulent, displaying impressive concentration and a velvety blueberry and black cherry finish that lingers long in the mouth. You would never ascribe this to the 2007 vintage, a Pontet-Canet determined to overcome the limitations of the growing season. In a sense, it succeeds, yet it must sacrifice some of its Bordeaux typicité in the process. Tasted February 2017."
Neal Martin 91 Punkte
"Tasted at the Pontet-Canet vertical in London, the 2007 Château Pontet-Canet is a decent wine for the vintage, famously the vintage where Alfred Tesseron "blinked" and applied sprays to mitigate against grey rot in the middle of biodynamic conversion—a decision he has immediately rued. Still, the wine itself is ageing nicely. It has a nicely defined bouquet of blackberry, pine needles and tobacco, somehow conservative compared to other vintages. The palate displays lighter tannin than usual in keeping with the 2007s, perhaps a little dryness creeping in around the edges, but otherwise, there is a core of black earthy fruit and a pleasing if truncated, foursquare finish. I encountered better bottles three or four years ago, which makes me wonder whether this was a wine that was never destined for longevity? Tasted February 2016."
Neal Martin 90 Punkte