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Vieux Chateau Certan – Pomerol 2017

RM1,735.0

Possibly the wine of the vintage, the 2017 Vieux Chateau Certan is a blend of 81% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon from the highest point on the Pomerol plateau. Deep purple, with a heavenly bouquet of creme de cassis, blueberries, scorched earth, crushed violets, tobacco, and earth, this beauty is full-bodied, has incredible depth of fruit, ripe, present tannins, integrated acidity, and a great finish. This estate has been on fire of late, and this is undoubtedly a worthy follow-on to the otherworldly 2015 and 2016. It has the depth of fruit and texture to offer pleasure even today, yet a solid 7-8 years of cellaring are warranted, and it should be long-lived.

JD: 98Pts; JS: 98Pts; V: 98Pts; WS: 98Pts; RP: 96-98Pts; WS: 96Pts; WE: 96Pts; JR: 18.5/20

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Description

Somewhat of a peculiarity in Bordeaux, Vieux-Chateau-Certan has Celtic origins, having originally been owned by the Scottish Demay family. Its current owners, the Thienpont family, have held the reins for decades, having come into control of estate upon Georges Thienpont’s purchase in 1924. Covering 14 hectares (35 acres) in one single block, the Vieux Chateau Certan vineyard is the fruit of a century of painstaking work and careful decision-making.

The estate vineyard is today made up of 65% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon.This varietal mix enables the best possible balance to be sought in each vintage between the Merlot and the Cabernet Franc. The latter performs exceptionally well in this terroir and reaches perfect ripness levels. The grapes are picked by hand and sorted meticulously at the end of each row of wines. After a gentle crushing they are put into oak vats, by variety. Those vats destined to make up the blend of the Grand Vin are run off into 100 % new French oak barrels and aged for 18 to 22 months.
Vieux Chateau Certan is regularly ranked by the world’s press and international tasting panels among the very top wines.

Additional information

Weight 1 kg
Alcohol Level

Bottle Size

750ml

Brand

Vieux Chateau Certan

Country

France

Region

Bordeaux

Grape Variety

14% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 81% Merlot

Family

Red wine

Vintage

2017

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Vieux Chateau Certan – Pomerol 2017
RM1,735.0
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