Vieux Château Certan

Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend

9.413 ratings
9.39 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
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9.7

The 2010 Vieux Château Certan has a more modern bouquet compared to its peers. There is plenty of high quality new oak that slightly masks the fruit, although it does not overwhelm and should be completely subsumed with bottle age. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins and a fine bead of acidity. This is very well balanced, though I would have liked a little more substance and grip on the finish. Very fine and classy, but maybe it could have been better? Tasted blind at Farr Vintners 10-Year On Bordeaux horizontal. (Neal Martin, Vinous, April 2020)

The 2010 Vieux Château Certan has a more modern bouquet compared to its peers. There is plenty of high quality new oak that slightly masks the fruit, although it does not overwhelm and should be completely subsumed with bottle age. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins and a fine bead of acidity. This is very well balanced, though I would have liked a little more substance and grip on the finish. Very fine and classy, but maybe it could have been better? Tasted blind at Farr Vintners 10-Year On Bordeaux horizontal. (Neal Martin, Vinous, April 2020)

Apr 22nd, 2020
Greg Gregory

Put away and forget about it.

Put away and forget about it.

Jul 25th, 2016
Louis Schofield

Sommelier/Wine Merchant East End Cellars

9.0

Clean, ripe, full-bodied

Clean, ripe, full-bodied

Aug 17th, 2015
Peter Yeung

Little earthy, meaty nose with a high toned palate of ripe black fruit

Little earthy, meaty nose with a high toned palate of ripe black fruit

Jan 28th, 2015
Arden Barnett

Commanderie de Bordeaux. Theme was BBQ and 2010 vintage. Fantastic event. One of those once in a lifetime wines. Simply sublime

Commanderie de Bordeaux. Theme was BBQ and 2010 vintage. Fantastic event. One of those once in a lifetime wines. Simply sublime

Mar 8th, 2020
Alaina Molinaro

Loved it! First glass was amazing - velvet, floral, and. feminine. Opened up nicely became more a little more acidic/tannic

Loved it! First glass was amazing - velvet, floral, and. feminine. Opened up nicely became more a little more acidic/tannic

Mar 3rd, 2017
Yianni Stoner

Yianni had this 2 years ago

Yianni had this 2 years ago

Feb 13th, 2019
Rajat Parr

Founder Sandhi Wines & Domaine de la Côte, Evening Lands Vineyards, Seven Springs & Maison l'Oree

9.6

Rajat had this 4 years ago

Rajat had this 4 years ago

Dec 2nd, 2016
Franco Michienzi

Sommelier, Hawksworth Restaurant

9.6

Franco had this 6 years ago

Franco had this 6 years ago

Jun 9th, 2015
Holli Greenfield

Holli had this 5 years ago

Holli had this 5 years ago

Jul 25th, 2016