Vieux Château Certan Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend 2009

$499

100 Points - top Bordeaux                                        A rare 99-point Bordeaux from the heralded 2009 vintage. Extremely limited. 99 Points Robert Parker: "The 2009's nearly 14% natural alcohol, exquisite ripeness, and incredible complex bouquet of Asian spices, fruitcake, licorice, smoke, blackberries and black currants are to die for. A blend of 84% Merlot and the rest equal parts Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, it possesses a viscous texture as well as a freshness and vibrancy that are remarkable given the wine’s weight, richness and potential massiveness. This extraordinary effort is one of the finest Vieux Chateau Certans made over the last sixty years. It will undoubtedly shut down in bottle, requiring a decade or more of cellaring. It should keep for 50 years thereafter. Proprietor Thienpont thinks it is a modern day version of the 1948. As I wrote in my barrel tasting notes, the 2009 ranks alongside four of the legendary vintages of Vieux Chateau Certan’s ancient past, 1945, 1947, 1948 and 1950. It is undoubtedly a cleaner wine than those older vintages, and the selection process under proprietor Alexandre Thienpont was far more severe in 2009 than it would have been sixty years ago.. ...As I wrote in my barrel tasting notes, the 2009 ranks alongside four of the legendary vintages of Vieux Chateau Certan’s ancient past, 1945, 1947, 1948 and 1950. It is undoubtedly a cleaner wine than those older vintages, and the selection process under proprietor Alexandre Thienpont was far more severe in 2009 than it would have been sixty years ago."                        |

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Ratings on Delectable

Landon Donley Delectable Pro

Ripe and forward. Aging well...lots of vibrant fruit still present.

Ripe and forward. Aging well...lots of vibrant fruit still present.

9.2

Di Ana

In Long Lake, NY

In Long Lake, NY

9.0

Jeroen Koenen

Personal WOTN

Personal WOTN

9.7

John Van Trijp

Riesling & Pomerol Battle Night! Rock on!

Riesling & Pomerol Battle Night! Rock on!

9.9

Evelyn Marin

Amazing showing on such a young Bordeaux. Best experienced in a long time.

Amazing showing on such a young Bordeaux. Best experienced in a long time.

9.7

Jeffrey Lew

Ahhh still one of my favorites. Took about 3-4hrs to open up and was singing. Great juice.

Ahhh still one of my favorites. Took about 3-4hrs to open up and was singing. Great juice.

9.7

Jiga Hitorn

Incredible celebratory wine. Smooth, soft tannins. Chocolate, dark fruit, slightly smokey.

Incredible celebratory wine. Smooth, soft tannins. Chocolate, dark fruit, slightly smokey.

9.7

Jeffrey Lew

This is younger that my week old child! Equally as interesting and beautiful... This is a stunner. It will require great patience and or a real long decant, but good things come to those who wait... Awesome Pomerol. 96-97pts.

This is younger that my week old child! Equally as interesting and beautiful... This is a stunner. It will require great patience and or a real long decant, but good things come to those who wait... Awesome Pomerol. 96-97pts.

8.9

James Cahill

Has everything in there to make this a phenomenal wine in 20 years. A treat to try one in early development.

Has everything in there to make this a phenomenal wine in 20 years. A treat to try one in early development.

WARNING: DRINKING DISTILLED SPIRITS, BEER, COOLERS, WINE AND OTHER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES MAY INCREASE CANCER RISK, AND, DURING PREGNANCY, CAN CAUSE BIRTH DEFECTS.