2016 Vieux Chateau Certan La Gravette de Certan Pomerol

$84.95
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Vieux Chateau Certan is located on the top of the Pomerol plateau directly across the street from Certan de May, and just down the road from Petrus, Le Pin, and Lafleur. Their 14 hectare vineyard has a mix of clay and gravel, with a share of the famous blue clay where the vineyard borders Petrus. One of the oldest estates in Pomerol, Vieux Certan was founded in the mid-1700s and is famous for its elegant style. The wines from Vieux Certan are rich offering ripe blackberry and plum with a pure silk and velvet texture. La Gravette is named after a parcel of vines purchased in 1946 and is aged in 50% new French oak for 20 months. Supreme value from a great vintage and a must buy!

“Made up of 75% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Franc and 7% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2016 La Gravette de Certan has a deep garnet-purple color and features lovely redcurrants, black raspberries and black cherries notes with a beautiful floral background of lavender and rose hip tea plus suggestions of sandalwood, cinnamon stick and menthol. Medium-bodied, refreshing, elegant and beautifully seamless, it offers layers of perfumed red and black fruits with a satiny texture and very impressive length” - Wine Advocate We highly recommend this wine, the quality is through the roof! It can cellar for decades and continue evolving beautifully. Grab a case of a wine that could trick many into thinking it is the first wine from one of the “top” estates in Pomerol at a fraction of the price!

Pre-Arrival - August, 2019

Varietal:
Proprietary Red
Winemaker:
Alexandre Thienpont
Vintage:
2016
Aging:
16 to18 months
Appellation:
Bordeaux
Sub-Appellation:
Pomerol
Total Varietal Composition %:
75% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Franc, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon
SKU #:
1038824
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Wine Advocate

Made up of 75% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Franc and 7% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2016 La Gravette de Certan has a deep garnet-purple color and features lovely redcurrants, black raspberries and black cherries notes with a beautiful floral background of lavender and rose hip tea plus suggestions of sandalwood, cinnamon stick and menthol. Medium-bodied, refreshing, elegant and beautifully seamless, it offers layers of perfumed red and black fruits with a satiny texture and very impressive length