Vieux Chateau Certan 2021 (En Primeur - arrival 2024)

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Decanter
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Robert Parker
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James Suckling
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Jancis Robinson MW
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Vinous
SKU
CERT202110 UCAU
$695.00 Per item
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750ml (Bottle)
$695.00 Per item
"A wonderful wine and one of the best from Pomerol in 2021" - Decanter. This wine opens with a charming, fragrant nose, expressing aromas of ripe plums, juicy red and black berries, baking spice and rose and violet petals. The palate shows great depth and complexity of flavour, framed by refined tannins and a vibrant acidity. It shows great tension, finesse and harmony. An absolute stand out from the appellation.
"A wonderful wine and one of the best from Pomerol in 2021" - Decanter. This wine opens with a charming, fragrant nose, expressing aromas of ripe plums, juicy red and black berries, baking spice and rose and violet petals. The palate shows great depth and complexity of flavour, framed by refined tannins and a vibrant acidity. It shows great tension, finesse and harmony. An absolute stand out from the appellation.

Scores & Reviews

96 / 100

Decanter

Ripe juicy strawberry, this has a gorgeous intensity on the nose, really fragrant and expressive, in a rich deep, heavily-scented way. You get the ripeness here with smooth, silky tannins giving depth and intensity on the palate. Succulent with a sharpness, that hit of freshly picked strawberry and cherry juice - electric and bright with tension and direction. It’s softly spoken in one way, so quietly confident, yet showing so much detail in another, saying; "looking at how charming I can be". It has freshness and tension - ‘a cool climate VCC’ said Alexandre Thienpont. Bright acidity through delivered gracefully and sensitively with a gentle persistence. I love the delicacy, it has body no doubt, but it’s the detail that’s so captivating. A wonderful wine and one of the best from Pomerol in 2021. 3.63pH. A yield of 38hl/ha.

96 / 100

Robert Parker

A blend of 77% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2021 Vieux Château Certan wafts from the glass with lovely aromas of violets, rose petals, sweet wild berries, exotic spices, orange rind and smoke. Medium to full-bodied, supple and enveloping, it's an elegant, fleshy wine with a bright core of fruit, ultra-refined tannins and a precise, saline finish. Despite its almost Burgundian finesse, this Pomerol's remarkably penetrating, perfumed finish gives the lie to any notion that it's in any way lacking in intensity of flavor. As is almost invariably the case, Vieux Château Certan is one of the finest wines of the appellation this year.

97 / 100

James Suckling

Medium to full body with a supple, textured and firm tannin structure. Velvety and perfumed with fragrant notes of flowers, cloves, plums and raspberries. Broad and layered. Very supple and evolving. Opens on the palate. 77% merlot, 20% cabernet franc and 3% cabernet sauvignon.

17.5 / 20

Jancis Robinson MW

Rich, racy and aromatic with floral notes to the fore. Old-vine intensity, something not always evident this year. Smooth, elegant texture with fine, persistent tannins. Sweetness to the fruit on attack then fresh and driven on the finish. Good potential. (JL)