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IronGate Fine Wine Auction

Tue, Apr 30, 2024 10:00AM EDT - Tue, May 7, 2024 08:00PM EDT
  • 2005
  • 750ml
  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Medoc
  • Bordeaux Red Blend
  • Red
  • FF3290
  • FF3292
Lot 140

2005 Chateau Pontet Canet Pauillac - 3 bottle(s)-750ml format

Estimate: CAD$540 - CAD$780

Bid Increments

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CAD$0 CAD$20
CAD$500 CAD$50
CAD$1,000 CAD$100
CAD$2,000 CAD$200
CAD$3,000 CAD$250
CAD$5,000 CAD$500
CAD$10,000 CAD$1,000
CAD$20,000 CAD$2,000
CAD$50,000 CAD$5,000
CAD$100,000 CAD$10,000
This lot is comprised of 3 bottle(s) of 2005 Chateau Pontet Canet Pauillac - 750ml. Estimate for this lot is between $540 - $780 with a reserve of $360. The wine in this lot belongs to collection 11483.

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In the consignors words "These wines were purchased by my father. He started collecting wines in the 1980s. In the early days of his wine education, he joined several wine clubs and went to wine tastings and other events. While he enjoyed many types of wines, he honed in on Bordeaux as his favourite, for drinking and collecting. He belonged to the Vancouver chapter of the Commanderie de Bordeaux and Bordeaux made up the bulk of his wine cellar. He enjoyed travelling very much and was able to visit Bordeaux several times and arranged visits to several of the great vineyards featured in his collection. The wines being auctioned were purchased as futures from agents in Alberta, Ontario and Quebec. The wines were stored since purchase in a custom-built home wine cellar in BC. The wine cellar is a temperature and humidity-controlled room in the basement of a lovely house. Dad bought wines from many vintages and sought out the 2003, 2005, and 2006, thinking of his grandchildren who were born in those years. Dad passed away about 10 years ago. Since he is not around to share with his grandkids, and they are not as appreciative of fine Bordeaux, we hope they will find new owners who will enjoy them as our father would have. "
The wine in this lot has a score of 97 from Robert Parker and the following tasting note -Tasted at the Pontet-Canet vertical in London, the 2005 Château Pontet-Canet has long been one of the stars of the vintage and this might well be the best of over a dozen showings of this wine. However, do not expect ostentation on the nose. This is 2005 and like many wines of this vintage, even with considerable decanting, it remained broody and introspective on the nose, as if it is checking you out and seeing if you are worthy. Once you have been accepted, then it swings the doors open to reveal gorgeous scents of blackberry, briary and cassis fruit, perhaps a little more sous-bois than I have noticed compared to previous bottles. The palate is medium-bodied, but dense and structured—certainly a more masculine Pontet-Canet built for long-term ageing. Yet it retains marvelous freshness and vitality all the way through to the pencil-lead, quite saline finish. I suspect that the 2009 Pontet-Canet is more approachable than the 2005, so heeding Robert Parker's sage advice, afford this up to ten years in your cellar and then reap the rewards of patience.