Vieux Château Certan

Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend

9.113 ratings
8.92 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
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

8.5

Tasting group 2/7/16. Blind. Green olives, capsicum, leather, black plum. Capsicum, black fruit in the flavors. Astringent. Guessed right bank.

Tasting group 2/7/16. Blind. Green olives, capsicum, leather, black plum. Capsicum, black fruit in the flavors. Astringent. Guessed right bank.

Mar 15th, 2016
Alexander Vadas

Nose was on fire

Nose was on fire

Sep 25th, 2019
Alaina Molinaro

Delicious. Want more

Delicious. Want more

Feb 23rd, 2017
erto l
8.8

vcc nose. bit light. gains weight with air.

vcc nose. bit light. gains weight with air.

Jan 22nd, 2017
Keith Levenberg

This is one big and bold VCC, dare I say a bit uncharacteristically so for VCC - but prices have kept me away for a few years and perhaps the winds of fashion have started to blow even here? It is an inky black hue in the glass and has correspondingly black-pitched fruit flavors on the palate, which are still fully primary, sweet, and dense. I usually get a more lithe profile from this chateau. It does have some more precise etchings around the edges, maybe reflecting some of the cabernet franc structure, but this is still somewhat monolithic and I have to hope the elegance comes out in the cellar.

This is one big and bold VCC, dare I say a bit uncharacteristically so for VCC - but prices have kept me away for a few years and perhaps the winds of fashion have started to blow even here? It is an inky black hue in the glass and has correspondingly black-pitched fruit flavors on the palate, which are still fully primary, sweet, and dense. I usually get a more lithe profile from this chateau. It does have some more precise etchings around the edges, maybe reflecting some of the cabernet franc structure, but this is still somewhat monolithic and I have to hope the elegance comes out in the cellar.

Jan 5th, 2016
Chris Morgan

Sommelier The Oceanaire Seafood Room

9.3

Chris had this 4 years ago

Chris had this 4 years ago

Oct 11th, 2016
Yianni Stoner

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Jan 29th, 2020
Benoit Duhamel

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Jan 31st, 2020
William Paley

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William had this 10 months ago

Aug 30th, 2019
Pearl Staudinger

Pearl had this 2 years ago

Pearl had this 2 years ago

Dec 25th, 2018