Vieux Château Certan, 2010

Pomerol, Bordeaux, France

Vieux Château Certan, 2010

Pomerol, Bordeaux, France

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  • Bottle
  • Case of 6
  • Case of 12
£285.00
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£285.00

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Grape Varietes: Merlot 86%, Cabernet Franc 8%, Cabernet Sauvignon 6% Wine Style: Right Bank Bordeaux Winemaker: Alexandre Thienpont Optimum Drinking: 2023-2063 Reviewer Rating: 99 Reviewer: eRobertParker.com Code: 103170
Estate Notes

Vieux Château Certan 2010 was purchased in its original wooden case and comes from a great right bank Bordeaux vintage; with so many wines showing a perfect balance of fruit, tannins, acidity and alcohol.

Under Alexandre Thienpont, the third generation proprietor of this 14 hectare estate, Vieux Château Certan, whose neighbours include Pétrus, has established itself as one of the most famous names in Pomerol.

Alexandre is a traditionalist at heart, and still carries out fermentation in large wooden vats. He employs restricted use of new oak, although he is open to modern techniques such as crop-thinning when he feels they are beneficial to the quality of his wines. Vieux Chateau Certan is crafted in an elegant, feminine style that seduces rather than dominates the palate.

Reviews

"Dense purple-colored , the 2010 displays a vivid yet astonishing array of spice box, red, blue and black fruits, crushed rock and spring flowers. The oak is well-concealed behind the lavish concentration and richness. Exceptionally pure, this unbelievable wine flirts with perfection." Robert Parker

"A stunner, this marries structured tobacco, ganache and loam notes to a glorious core of raspberry, blackberry and plum coulis flavors, accented by coffee, roasted mesquite and black tea aromatics. A terrific minerality courses throughout, with the finish letting power and refinement play out almost endlessly." Wine Spectator

"Spicy aromas of blueberry, licorice, minerals, flowers and bitter chocolate. Sweet, suave and deep, with lovely lift to the complex cabernet franc-driven violet, cocoa and white pepper flavors. Firmly structured and long on the refined, youthfully chewy, tannic finish." Stephen Tanzer