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2008 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac SKU #1071557

Price: $139.99

JD 96 RP 96 DC 95
WE 95 JS 94 ST 94
VN 92 WS 92
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  • Steve Bearden
    By: Steve Bearden
    K&L Staff Member
    Aromas of red berries and potpourri jump from the glass when this is poured. This is thick, clean and stuffed with oodles of dark fruit in the substantial middle. With decanting the wine turns even richer and sweeter but the intense mineral soaked finish stays long and dry. A star of the vintage for sure.
  • Steve Greer
    By: Steve Greer
    K&L Staff Member
    "Wow" and "Huge" are the two words I wrote for this wine. This was a really beautiful wine with rich dark cassis, black fruit, spice and graphite aromas and flavors. The rich fruit provides a great balance to the grippy tannins. Very nice wine and in comparision to 2009 and 2010 pricing you could almost buy 2.
  • Scott Beckerley
    By: Scott Beckerley
    K&L Staff Member
    Worth every dollar and it deserves every high rating that it has been receiving. Dense and full, with blackberry and blueberry fruit. Pencil lead (as usual) on the nose with minerality and smoke. It is a joy on the palate with currant and blueberry fruit. Amazingly supple tannins. A cellar pick and I am giving it a Best Buy as it will age for 25 years plus and costs under $100.00.
    Top Value! Drink from 2018 to 2040
  • John Majeski
    By: John Majeski
    K&L Staff Member
    My advice? If you have a few extra Benjamins lining your well-oiled wallet and are of the mind to buy a beautiful bottle or two of Bordeaux that will, when it eventually reaches full maturity around the time your same vintage 2008 son/daughter celebrate their 21st birthday (and will generously share it with you), then this is the wine for you! A superbly structured, absolutely pitch-perfect Pauillac, reflecting the august gravel and limestone terroir from which it was born.
    Drink from 2020 to 2035


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