Vieux Château Certan

Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend

9.3747 ratings
9.3202 pro ratings
Pomerol, Libournais, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Conrad Green

A pretty nose with soft mature plummy fruit, dried cherries, a gentle bloodiness. The palate has good fully mature fruit but a slightly tart and drying finish.... this improved a lot on the finish with food. Supple and quite generous. Good!

A pretty nose with soft mature plummy fruit, dried cherries, a gentle bloodiness. The palate has good fully mature fruit but a slightly tart and drying finish.... this improved a lot on the finish with food. Supple and quite generous. Good!

Jul 5th, 2019
Matt Lasater

Elegant, classic, mature. Earth driven, spine of acid driving the wine, resolved tannin/oak. No CF this vintage 90 ME 10 CS (have to double check that). Dried red fruit, currant and raspberry with dark cherry, turned earth, fall leaves, dried tobacco, dried rose, pipe smoke, animal, clove. Brett in in check, quite lovely actually

Elegant, classic, mature. Earth driven, spine of acid driving the wine, resolved tannin/oak. No CF this vintage 90 ME 10 CS (have to double check that). Dried red fruit, currant and raspberry with dark cherry, turned earth, fall leaves, dried tobacco, dried rose, pipe smoke, animal, clove. Brett in in check, quite lovely actually

Sep 29th, 2018
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.2

Certainly one of my favorite Pomerol producers. Not their best vintage but still very good and it pairs very well with Ribeye.

On the nose, ripe & sweet; blackberries, dark cherries, blue fruit hues, strawberries, cherries & a touch of pomegranate. Vanillin, mixed berry cola, steeped fruit tea, light dry herbs, cinnamon, menthol, hints of eucalyptus, limestone, dry clay, sweet, rich turned, dark earth, gently, bright, fresh red & dark florals.

The body is medium. The tannins 80% resolved. The fruits are fresh & ripe; blackberries, plum, dark cherries, strawberries, cherries, pomegranate, hues of blue fruits. Steeped fruit tea, vanillin, creamed raspberry cola, some cinnamon, some soft spice, dry herbs, limestone minerals, dry clay, light dry herbs, dry stone, crushed dry rocks, menthol, eucalyptus with soft red, dark & blue florals, nice acidity and an elegant, well balanced finish.

Photos of, the front back of Vieux Chateau Certan, Owner Alexander Thienpoint barrel tasting the 06 vintage and Estate vines.

Certainly one of my favorite Pomerol producers. Not their best vintage but still very good and it pairs very well with Ribeye.

On the nose, ripe & sweet; blackberries, dark cherries, blue fruit hues, strawberries, cherries & a touch of pomegranate. Vanillin, mixed berry cola, steeped fruit tea, light dry herbs, cinnamon, menthol, hints of eucalyptus, limestone, dry clay, sweet, rich turned, dark earth, gently, bright, fresh red & dark florals.

The body is medium. The tannins 80% resolved. The fruits are fresh & ripe; blackberries, plum, dark cherries, strawberries, cherries, pomegranate, hues of blue fruits. Steeped fruit tea, vanillin, creamed raspberry cola, some cinnamon, some soft spice, dry herbs, limestone minerals, dry clay, light dry herbs, dry stone, crushed dry rocks, menthol, eucalyptus with soft red, dark & blue florals, nice acidity and an elegant, well balanced finish.

Photos of, the front back of Vieux Chateau Certan, Owner Alexander Thienpoint barrel tasting the 06 vintage and Estate vines.

Jun 24th, 2018
Maggie Harrison

mellow

mellow

Jun 16th, 2018
Nick Davis

Beyond classic, and superbly delicious.

Beyond classic, and superbly delicious.

Mar 17th, 2018
Yianni Stoner

Corky

Corky

Dec 24th, 2017
Greg Koslosky

Wow lush and complex a great bottle of Pomerol!

Wow lush and complex a great bottle of Pomerol!

Dec 20th, 2017
Matt Lasater

Lovely Pomerol. Not mind blowing but just damn good. Bright red fruits that surprised me given the age. Once again, a harmonious wine that had great liveliness to it.

Lovely Pomerol. Not mind blowing but just damn good. Bright red fruits that surprised me given the age. Once again, a harmonious wine that had great liveliness to it.

Nov 18th, 2017
Landon Donley

Ripe and forward. Aging well...lots of vibrant fruit still present.

Ripe and forward. Aging well...lots of vibrant fruit still present.

Aug 27th, 2017
Jay McInerney

Novelist, Wine Critic Town & Country, Expensive Wino & Gastronaut

9.3

1998 vintage. A great Vcc approaching its peak. Beautiful Merlot fruit with piquant Cab Franc herbs and spice.

1998 vintage. A great Vcc approaching its peak. Beautiful Merlot fruit with piquant Cab Franc herbs and spice.

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