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  • Country ranking ?

    165
  • Producer ranking ?

    2
  • Decanting time

    4h
  • When to drink

    2020-2035
  • Food Pairing

    Beef

The Story

Vieux Chateau Certan is one of Pomerol's oldest and most exalted estates, having produced wine since at least the mid 1740s. On the Belleyme Map, published in 1785, the property was listed as "Sertan" and was owned by the Demays, a family of established Bordeaux negociants. A century later, ownership passed to a banker, Charles de Bousquet, who sold it to George Thienpont in 1924.

The family diversified in 1979 when Marcel and Gérard Thienpont founded nearby microcuvée estate Château Le Pin. In 1985, management of Vieux Château Certan came to Alexandre Thienpont.

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Ruby. Scented, red berries, fresh, fruity, elegant, detailed, floral, superb nose, seductive. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, dark berries, anise, blueberries, detailed, intense, elegant body and balance, utterly charming and seductive but lacks some depth to be truly outstanding. 95-97

  • 96p

Composed of 81% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, the deep garnet-purple colored 2017 Vieux Château Certan gives up gorgeous black raspberries, crushed black currants and warm black berries on the nose with chocolate-covered cherries, violets and star anise suggestions plus black truffles and wood smoke. The palate is medium to full-bodied with wonderful concentration in the mid-palate and firm, very finely pixelated tannins, with seamless freshness and fantastic length. 96-98p

Dark purple red with violet hue and almost black core. Very expressive nose with aromatic fruit, blackberries, blackcurrants, hints of raspberries, cherries and flowery notes in the background (helichrysum) . On the palate very elegant with freshness and elegance, very precise with a wonderful tension, well balanced with velvety tannins and excellent length. 98

  • 98p

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Pomerol, Bordeaux

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