Vieux Château Certan, 2014

Pomerol, Bordeaux, France

Vieux Château Certan, 2014

Pomerol, Bordeaux, France

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£155.00
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Grape Varietes: Merlot 80%, Cabernet Franc 19%, Cabernet Sauvignon 1% Wine Style: Right Bank Bordeaux Winemaker: Alexandre Thienpont Optimum Drinking: 2020-2050 Reviewer Rating: 96 Reviewer: eRobertParker.com Code: 103171
Estate Notes

Vieux Château Certan 2014 was purchased in its original wooden case and comes from a classically styled 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

"...one of my stars of the vintage and now in bottle...endowed with an exquisite bouquet, really one of the best I encountered throughout my tastings: perfumed blackberry, wild strawberry, cold stone and wilted rose petals. Like in barrel, it is not powerful, yet it is blessed with wondrous precision. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp acidity and fine tannin, a slightly masculine VCC due to its linearity and precision. There is tension here from start to finish, a sophisticated and cerebral Pomerol that transcends the growing season. This is unashamedly classic in style, fanning out towards the mineral-rich finish with great frisson and energy. A cellar without the 2014 Vieux-Château-Certan would be a great pity." eRobertParker.com

"Gorgeous, with a core of remarkably pure blackberry, raspberry and black currant fruit wrapped up in a fresh tobacco leaf accent. Everything is carried by silky yet persistent tannins, while the finish lets suave warm stone and singed juniper details fill in. Shows some coiled-up energy, which should make for fun cellaring." Wine Spectator