2018 Vieux Chateau Certan Pomerol

$295.95
(Net Item - no discounts apply)
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Just down the street from Petrus, Le Pin, and Lafeur, Vieux Chateau Certan has a mix of clay and gravel that produces an elegant yet full bodied wine. This is one of the more powerful Pomerols in 2018. 
“This is a significant VCC with masses of fruit and juicy tannins. It’s fresh, but impresses you with the rich and powerful fruit. A tower of a wine. Incredible depth and density. Thick and muscular. It is 30 per cent cabernet franc, the rest merlot.”-JS 
This wine is effortless to drink, powerful and building like a Brian May solo, this is a must for serious lovers of Pomerol. 

NOTE: PRE-ARRIVAL; PAYMENT IS DUE NOW; WINES ARRIVE IN SUMMER/FALL 2021

Winemaker:
Alexandre and Guillaume Thienpont
Vintage:
2018
Aging:
18 months
Appellation:
Bordeaux
Sub-Appellation:
Pomerol
Total Varietal Composition %:
85% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc and 1% Cabernet Sauvignon
SKU #:
1039509
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James Suckling

This is a significant VCC with masses of fruit and juicy tannins. It’s fresh, but impresses you with the rich and powerful fruit. A tower of a wine. Incredible depth and density. Thick and muscular. It is 30 per cent cabernet franc, the rest merlot.

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Wine Enthusiast

While the tannins give this wine a firm character, it is the perfumed, ripe Cabernet Franc that is so expressive and gives the wine its structured, complex character. Spice from the wood aging shines through, but the weight of the fruit is impressive and adds elegance. There’s long aging potential for this fabulous wine.