Vieux Château Certan 2020 Pomerol 6 x 75cl En Primeur Blend: Merlot 85% Cabernet Franc 15%
Deep purple-black colored, it needs considerable coaxing, swirling and a lot of patience before it finally lets rip an intoxicating perfume of ripe, juicy black plums, Morello cherries, candied violets, black truffles and crushed rocks, giving way to hints of black tea, molten licorice and Sichuan pepper, plus a waft of dusty red soil. The medium to full-bodied palate delivers achingly ripe, silt-like tannins and shimmering freshness that melds with the black fruits and earthy layers with jaw-dropping seamlessness, finishing with layer upon layer of mineral and savory suggestions and, finally, a gorgeous floral whisper. There are going to be two ways to approach this: 1) Just let the remarkably sensual, inexplicable beauty of it wash over you or 2) Try to unravel all those intricate layers and have it blow you mind. Either way, this is simply an incredible achievementbravo Alexandre and Guillaume Thienpont! LPB (WA)
Critics Scores (JH) Julia Harding jancisrobinson.com : 18.5++ (JS) James Suckling jamessuckling.com : (LPB) Lisa Perrotti-Brown robertparker.com : 98-100 (NM) Neal Martin vinous.com : (JA) Jane Anson decanter.com : 95 (JMQ ) Jean-Marc Quarin Quarin.com : (RV) Roger Voss winemag.com :
Yield : hl/h ABV: 14.5%
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2014 : £1020
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