Château Pontet-Canet – Cinquième Cru Classé*
Originally consolidated in the early 1700s by local politician Jean-Francois Pontet, over the first five decades of the 18th century Jean-Francois’ descendants consolidated a significant amount of land in Pauillac to create the current estate. This included the acquisition of neighbouring property Maison de Canet in 1750, from which the château now derives its name. Although the Pontet family jettisoned some lower-quality vineyards in St. Julien, the basic geographical layout of the property remains largely unchanged. Despite gaining a reputation for excellent wines at the end of the 18th century, the estate put out a string of sub-par vintages just prior to the 1855 Classification, resulting in their unfortunate allocation of a 5th Growth ranking.
TOP VINTAGES PRODUCED:
1990, 2000, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010
* Wine & vintages upon request