Vieux Château Certan

Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend

9.459 ratings
9.212 pro ratings
Pomerol, Libournais, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
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
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.

2 people found it helpfulMar 30th, 2015
Erin McGrath

Fine & Rare Specialist Heritage Auctions

9.1

Decanted for a bit but wish it had been for longer. Delicious and still young.

Decanted for a bit but wish it had been for longer. Delicious and still young.

Dec 16th, 2016
Gae Saccoccio - NdC

..a little too green and bitter

..a little too green and bitter

Dec 2nd, 2014
Brian DiMarco

Now we are talking

Now we are talking

Oct 16th, 2014
Doug Banks

Sales & Marketing Terroir Selections

9.3

Insanely good!

Insanely good!

Jun 16th, 2013
Greg Gregory

Took some time, about an hour, but this is truly delicious.

Took some time, about an hour, but this is truly delicious.

Jan 17th, 2013
Edmond Ng

The more I drink it, the more I love it.

The more I drink it, the more I love it.

Apr 11th, 2019
Chris England

My favourite Pomerol in a great year 🏆 now sells @ £250-£285 😱 On its 6th try & it’s now much better integrated & drinking lovely but will age more 😉 A New Year’s Eve delight 😍 enjoyed with Lasagne 🍝
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📍 Vieux Chateau Certan 1998 Pomerol
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🏵 98 points for 1998 😁 & should improve
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🍇 90% Merlot & 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
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🍷 Garnet ruby w/ brick edge
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👃 Nasal Nookie Gang Bang of creamy dark spiced damson plum in soft smoked oak & light cedar w/ soggy earth, wet leaves, liquorice, rock minerals, cracked pencil lead, dirty gravel, cocoa, black berry fruits, charred soot embers, mint & herbs - nasaltastic baby 😍
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👄 Med earthy body of silky smooth ripe dark plum & black berry fruits w/ red cherry, raspberry liquorice & choc mocha in slight dry rock minerals
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🎯 Long deep plum & dark berry earthy soft liquorice mocha choca cherry & a light dry mineral oaky seductive smack in your chops

My favourite Pomerol in a great year 🏆 now sells @ £250-£285 😱 On its 6th try & it’s now much better integrated & drinking lovely but will age more 😉 A New Year’s Eve delight 😍 enjoyed with Lasagne 🍝
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📍 Vieux Chateau Certan 1998 Pomerol
.
🏵 98 points for 1998 😁 & should improve
.
🍇 90% Merlot & 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
.
🍷 Garnet ruby w/ brick edge
.
👃 Nasal Nookie Gang Bang of creamy dark spiced damson plum in soft smoked oak & light cedar w/ soggy earth, wet leaves, liquorice, rock minerals, cracked pencil lead, dirty gravel, cocoa, black berry fruits, charred soot embers, mint & herbs - nasaltastic baby 😍
.
👄 Med earthy body of silky smooth ripe dark plum & black berry fruits w/ red cherry, raspberry liquorice & choc mocha in slight dry rock minerals
.
🎯 Long deep plum & dark berry earthy soft liquorice mocha choca cherry & a light dry mineral oaky seductive smack in your chops

Jan 11th, 2019
Edmond Ng

I have drunk 4 bottles from the same batch. I was very disappointed with the first 3, which I found extremely blend. I was wondering why I paid so much for them. Finally, I tasted a great Pomerol.

I have drunk 4 bottles from the same batch. I was very disappointed with the first 3, which I found extremely blend. I was wondering why I paid so much for them. Finally, I tasted a great Pomerol.

Jan 10th, 2019