Vieux Château Certan

La Gravette de Certan Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend

9.1144 ratings
9.133 pro ratings
Pomerol, Libournais, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Chris MacLean

One of the best value 2nd wines in Bordeaux?

One of the best value 2nd wines in Bordeaux?

Mar 31st, 2021
Will Griffiths

Love it thanks Brent

Love it thanks Brent

1 person found it helpfulJul 22nd, 2018
jake aziz

not horrible either!

not horrible either!

1 person found it helpfulJan 9th, 2015
Nick Pagoria

This is really lovely. Classic VCC violets on the nose. Light plum, really aromatic. Beautifully smith and balanced. Does the big wine proud!

This is really lovely. Classic VCC violets on the nose. Light plum, really aromatic. Beautifully smith and balanced. Does the big wine proud!

1 person found it helpfulDec 23rd, 2014
Todd Alexander

2010...even with their second wine, the balance is awesome, it's a full and rich with killer aromatics. Silky, earthy and long...

2010...even with their second wine, the balance is awesome, it's a full and rich with killer aromatics. Silky, earthy and long...

Dec 24th, 2016
Roger Cabrera

Extremely aromatic with tons of flesh and grip. The Cabernet Franc was kind of taking over, but I'm ok with that. Violets, toast, and a great finish.

Extremely aromatic with tons of flesh and grip. The Cabernet Franc was kind of taking over, but I'm ok with that. Violets, toast, and a great finish.

Aug 28th, 2015
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

8.9

Violet flowers and dark chocolate caramel on the nose. Dry dark chocolatity/dark fruit tannins, black tea, chalky medicine, medium vanilla barrel toast and still a bit astringent. Needs another 8-10 years in the bottle. My rating jumps another 3-5 points in another 8-10 years. #velvety #potential

Violet flowers and dark chocolate caramel on the nose. Dry dark chocolatity/dark fruit tannins, black tea, chalky medicine, medium vanilla barrel toast and still a bit astringent. Needs another 8-10 years in the bottle. My rating jumps another 3-5 points in another 8-10 years. #velvety #potential

Aug 9th, 2015
Marilu Sanchez

Big boy. Dry little tan need more aging

Big boy. Dry little tan need more aging

Mar 13th, 2015
Nikki Goddard, DWS

We all had this pegged as Chilean Merlot :(

We all had this pegged as Chilean Merlot :(

Dec 3rd, 2014
Aran Healy

Partner Ruby WIne, Carlotta Cellars, Thistle Cellars

9.0

Pretty darn good

Pretty darn good

Jul 30th, 2014