Vieux Château Certan Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend 1998

$289

...The color is a dense purple. The wine reveals high tannin, huge body, and classy black fruits intermixed with minerals, spice box, cedar, and tobacco. A long, persistent, tannic finish gives this majestic effort a closed but formidable personality... Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

Matt Lasater Delectable Pro

Elegant, classic, mature. Earth driven, spine of acid driving the wine, resolved tannin/oak. No CF this vintage 90 ME 10 CS (have to double check that). Dried red fruit, currant and raspberry with dark cherry, turned earth, fall leaves, dried tobacco, dried rose, pipe smoke, animal, clove. Brett in in check, quite lovely actually

Elegant, classic, mature. Earth driven, spine of acid driving the wine, resolved tannin/oak. No CF this vintage 90 ME 10 CS (have to double check that). Dried red fruit, currant and raspberry with dark cherry, turned earth, fall leaves, dried tobacco, dried rose, pipe smoke, animal, clove. Brett in in check, quite lovely actually

9.6

Jay McInerney Delectable Pro

Novelist, Wine Critic Town & Country, Expensive Wino & Gastronaut

1998 vintage. A great Vcc approaching its peak. Beautiful Merlot fruit with piquant Cab Franc herbs and spice.

1998 vintage. A great Vcc approaching its peak. Beautiful Merlot fruit with piquant Cab Franc herbs and spice.

9.3

Erin McGrath Delectable Pro

Fine & Rare Specialist Heritage Auctions

Decanted for a bit but wish it had been for longer. Delicious and still young.

Decanted for a bit but wish it had been for longer. Delicious and still young.

9.1

Gae Saccoccio - NdC Delectable Pro

..a little too green and bitter

..a little too green and bitter

8.0

Brian DiMarco Delectable Pro

Now we are talking

Now we are talking

9.5

Doug Banks Delectable Pro

Sales & Marketing Terroir Selections

Insanely good!

Insanely good!

9.3

Greg Gregory Delectable Pro

Took some time, about an hour, but this is truly delicious.

Took some time, about an hour, but this is truly delicious.

9.7

David Nicewicz

Off to the right bank and the most affordable top notch Pomerol that isn’t Petrus - VCC. Opened up with a bouquet of graphite, truffles and dark fruits that was reflected perfectly in the palate. Good structure and finish but I kind of expected it to develop a bit more given the character and charm out of the gate. Great experience overall.

Off to the right bank and the most affordable top notch Pomerol that isn’t Petrus - VCC. Opened up with a bouquet of graphite, truffles and dark fruits that was reflected perfectly in the palate. Good structure and finish but I kind of expected it to develop a bit more given the character and charm out of the gate. Great experience overall.

9.4

Edmond Ng

The more I drink it, the more I love it.

The more I drink it, the more I love it.

9.2

Chris England

My favourite Pomerol in a great year

My favourite Pomerol in a great year

9.8

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