Medoc CC and St Emilion 1GCC 2003

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The pasting that this heatwave received, 10 years on, from our panel was not wholly unexpected. 'Okay', 'sound' and 'drinkable' were descriptors reserved for only the best wines. See the top rated Medoc crus classes and St Emilion premiers grands crus classes 2003s here...
Château Pontet Canet Pauillac 5CC
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Château Pontet-Canet, Pauillac 5CC
Decanter average score:
17pts/20 (90/100pts)
Individual judge’s scores: Stephen Brook 18 Ronan Sayburn MS 17 Steven Spurrier 16
Big, meaty nose with lifted blackcurrant and black cherry fruit – vivid with considerable freshness. Rich, broad and succulent; has Pauillac power and density but vigour and sweetness of fruit too.
Drink 2013–2022
Alc 13%
Price £81–£110 Widely available at leading Bordeaux merchants

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