Tiny yields this year brought tremendous poise and elegance to this wine. Fine red berry and rich plum fruit held in place by a beautiful streak of acidity and gentle ripe tannins.
"The 2013 Vieux Chateau Certan has plentiful fruit on the nose considering the vintage: raspberry coulis, crushed strawberry and a touch of blackcurrant pastilles. The palate is medium-bodied and while it might not rank with the greatest VCC's of recent years in terms of complexity, there is admirable depth and purity with a crisp, almost edgy finish that leaves you wanting another sip. This comes recommended for the vintage and I suspect it will give 12-15 years of drinking pleasure." 92/100 Neal Martin