Vieux Château Certan 2012 fine wine from Bordeaux
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Vieux Château Certan 2012

SKU:1194/12 Bordeaux - Pomerol - Red - 14° - More Info
  • Parker/WA : 95
  • J. Robinson : 18

Vieux Château Certan is the oldest known estate in Pomerol, and dates back at least as far as the 16th century. Purchased in 1924 by Georges Thienpont, a wine merchant from Etikhove (Belgium), the property has been owned and managed by a family-owned company since 1957. The vines are in a single block located in the middle of the Pomerol plateau, world famous for its outstanding wines. The proportion of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon vines is very high for the appellation. The significant proportion of these two varieties goes back many years and did not change even though neighbouring estates turned almost exclusively to Merlot. Like the finest wines of the Médoc, Vieux Château Certan is best after 10 or 15 years in bottle. At this point, it is at its peak of elegance and refinement. Vieux Château Certan is sold only through Bordeaux brokers and shippers, who in turn distribute the wine worldwide

Wine Advocate-Parker :
Tasted blind at the Southwold Bordeaux tasting. The 2012 Vieux Château Certan has a potent, smoke, cooked meat, Cabernet Franc-scented bouquet that is beautifully definedùquintessentially Pomerol. You want typicité? Come right here. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, quite gentle as it sashays across the mouth. The acidity is very well judged and leads to an elegant tobacco tinged finish. Alexandre and Guillaume Thienpont have produced one of the finest wines of the Right Bank in 2012, one that is up there with the greats. Tasted January 2016.

Alcohol 14°
Grape varieties Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Cabernet Sauvignon
J. Robinson 18
R. Gabriel 18
Parker/WA 95
Wine Spectator 94
J. Suckling 94
Allergens Contains sulphites
Producer/Bottled by VIEUX CHATEAU CERTAN 33500 POMEROL FRANCE
Appellation Pomerol
Color Red
Availability In stock
Kosher No
Country France
Producer Vieux Château Certan
Wine certification AOC
Area Bordeaux
Vineyard Libournais
€970.00
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