Vieux Château Certan Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend 2017

$324.99

100 Points - top Bordeaux                                        A rare 98-point Bordeaux from the heralded 2017 vintage. Extremely limited. 98 Points Jeb Dunnuck: "Possibly the wine of the vintage, the 2017 Vieux Chateau Certan is a blend of 81% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon from the highest point on the Pomerol plateau. Deep purple, with a heavenly bouquet of creme de cassis, blueberries, scorched earth, crushed violets, tobacco, and earth, this beauty is full-bodied, has incredible depth of fruit, ripe, present tannins, integrated acidity, and a great finish. This estate has been on fire of late, and this is undoubtedly a worthy follow-on to the otherworldly 2015 and 2016. It has the depth of fruit and texture to offer pleasure even today, yet a solid 7-8 years of cellaring are warranted, and it should be long-lived. Bravo!”              |

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Just as it was en primeur, the 2017 Vieux Château Certan is regal and soaring right out of the glass. Inky blue and purplish fruit, chocolate, licorice, lavender, spice and mint come together in a dense, dark and powerful Pomerol. The 2017 is an explosive, vivid wine of monastic beauty. In this vintage, VCC is especially dark and somber, which adds to a real feeling of mysterious beauty. It is a towering achievement from Alexandre and Guillaume Thienpont. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, March 2020)

Just as it was en primeur, the 2017 Vieux Château Certan is regal and soaring right out of the glass. Inky blue and purplish fruit, chocolate, licorice, lavender, spice and mint come together in a dense, dark and powerful Pomerol. The 2017 is an explosive, vivid wine of monastic beauty. In this vintage, VCC is especially dark and somber, which adds to a real feeling of mysterious beauty. It is a towering achievement from Alexandre and Guillaume Thienpont. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, March 2020)

9.8

Antonio Galloni Delectable Pro

Founder, Vinous

Impossibile to spit. How’s that for a technical tasting note? :)

Impossibile to spit. How’s that for a technical tasting note? :)

Thijs Hendriks

81% M 14% CF 5% CS. 14.2%alc PH 3.75

81% M 14% CF 5% CS. 14.2%alc PH 3.75

9.9

John Van Trijp

Love this wine... ‘17 that good, John?

Love this wine... ‘17 that good, John?

9.9

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