A St.-Emilion at the top of its game, Grand Pontet's delicious 1997 exhibits the vintage's finest characteristics - fleshy, succulent, low acid, plump, spice and cherry fruit nicely infused with toasty new oak. This lush, hedonistic effort should continue to drink well for 7-8 years. Wine Advocate.April, 2000
Score: 87-/100Robert Parker
Lovely raspberry and cherry character. Medium-bodied, with fine tannins and a fresh finish. Delicious. Drink now through 2003. James Suckling, Wine Spectator 2000.
Score: 86-/100Wine Spectator