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Vieux Château Certan 2017

Pomerol AOC
Vieux Château Certan 2017
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Wine Advocate awarded 98 Points and described it as, "stunning". Vinous (96-98 points) called it "rapturously beautiful", "a wine of exceptional balance and purity, the 2017 dazzles from start to finish" (Vinous). A dead cert for the vintage.
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Red Wine details
  • Red - Medium Bodied
  • Fine wine
  • FranceFrance
  • Deep crimson
  • Merlot-based blend
  • 10.88 Units
  • 14.5% ABV
  • 750 ml
  • 31 December 2063
Flavour profile
Tasting notes
Layers of gorgeous fruit, silken tannins, superb balance, huge length
Luscious chocolate covered cherries, ripe plum, raspberry, eucalyptus
Allergy information
Contains Sulphites
The red wine
Such was the quality in 2017 that the Cabernet Sauvignon, unusually for Pomerol, shone and a batch of grapes from younger vines was included in the final blend of the Grand Vin. This glorious 2017 release received six top scores, Wine Advocate describing its "stunnning scents of candied violets, chocolate covered cherries, roses and eucalyptus over a core of black plum preserves, mulberries, black raspberries and blueberry pie plus wafts of licorice, iron ore and truffles". The power of the fruit was such that 70% new oak barrels were used in the ageing. Head of the château Guillaume Thienpont remarked, "we're back to Bordeaux in 2017", referring to a more classic style thanks to a long, slow ripening cycle. A wine that'll age for decades.
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"Fantastic balance and expression, with very fine-grained, finishing with epic length and perfume"

Lisa Perrotti-Brown

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