Vieux Chateau Certan, Pomerol, Bordeaux, France, 2006
Grapes: 70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc & 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14ha vineyard on clay & gravel soils, 50 year average vine age, matured 14 months in new oak barrels
The chateau, owned by Alexandre Thienpont, is a close neighbour to both La Conseillante & Petrus, and is considered one of Pomerol's finest properties.
Critics' tasting Notes:
"One of the richest, spiciest noses yet in Pomerol. Very sweet and sumptuous but with lots of freshness. Silky and generous and pure!!! Great red fruit freshness. Tension and density. Close-grained and glossy. A real treat. The wine of the vintage?"
18.5/20 points, Jancis Robinson, April 2007
"Showing a beautiful ruby hue, the melange of truffle, red berries, plum and dark cherries pops up with little effort. The fruit displays a spicy quality, with a beautiful purity in its essence. But the palate is perhaps the best part of the experience with its silky, lush, voluptuous textures. 2006 is one of the few vintages when the blend mirrors the vineyard planting."
95/100 points, Jeff Leve, THE WINE CELLAR INSIDER, May 2016
This is part of a private customer’s collection. These wines are in excellent condition. We are acting as an agent in the sale and the price is exclusive of V.A.T. which is not due. Our multibuy discounts do not apply.
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- Primary Grape/Blend:
- Bordeaux Blend
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