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Vieux Chateau Certan

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Vieux Château Certan

"Everyone likes barbecue, but haute cuisine needs more knowledge to appreciate."
- Alexandre Thienpont

Celebrated as one of the great growths of Pomerol, View Château Certan has long been creating wines on par with its neighbor, Château Pétrus. Heritage of the estate traces back to 1770, making it one of the eldest Bordelais producers in existence. Surrounded by powerhouses including Le Pin and Lefleur, Certan’s 35 acres are comprised of 65% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon.

The oak program is French, 100% new, and the grapes are hand harvested and sorted in the vineyards before being brought back to the winery. The vineyards are all on one block, meaning no room for error and difficult reaping. Currently, Certan is run by Alexandre Thienpont, son of well known Belgian wine merchant Georges Thienpont. Le Pin is also run and owned by the Thienponts, clearly success and fine wine runs in the family. Alexandre created sophisticated, sexy wines with fines that are also age worthy.

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2001
Out of Stock
750ml
D100
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Tasting Notes

JS96
This wine possess great beauty, it is almost Burgundian with its soft tannins and sweet fruit. Pure class and finesse in this, it is round and thick, long and very yummy. No need to wait on this, pull the cork. This vintage had more Merlot than the 2000…
WS94
Very subtle aromas of blackberries, chocolate and plums follow through to a full-bodied palate, with very silky tannins and a long, caressing finish. An excellent wine with great intensity for the vintage. Very long indeed. Winemaker and part-owner…

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