Vieux Ch Certan

Background

Vieux Château Certan is unquestionably one of Pomerol's superstars. Located in the heart of the plateau in Pomerol, it is surrounded by some of the best in the appellation; Petrus, Conseillante, and L'Evangile, amongst others. The wine is made by Alexandre Thienpont, nephew of Jacques at Le Pin. Alexandre is a quiet, understated man who lets his wine do all the talking. He took over the estate in 1985, but it is really since 1998 that he has been on his best form.

Unusually for a Pomerol, Vieux Chateau Certan contains a high proportion of Cabernet Franc, which explains its elegance and finesse. This is a glorious estate that makes truly pleasurable drinking wines, and life is too short not to have a few vintages of VCC in your cellar!

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Vintages

Colour Vintage Wine Size Status Cs Btls Price Per Score
Red 1998 Vieux Ch Certan btls IB 1 6 From £2,200 cs 97 (JS)
Red 2001 Vieux Ch Certan btls IB 3 0 From £2,400 cs 96 (JS)
Red 2002 Vieux Ch Certan btls IB 3 0 £1,320 cs 93 (RP)
Red 2002 Vieux Ch Certan btls DP 2 0 £1,320 cs 93 (RP)
Red 2004 Vieux Ch Certan btls IB 2 0 From £1,250 cs 94 (NM/JS)
Red 2005 Vieux Ch Certan btls IB 1 0 £2,050 cs 97 (JS)
Red 2008 Vieux Ch Certan hlvs IB 1 0 £1,450 cs 94 (JS)
Red 2008 Vieux Ch Certan btls IB 2 0 £1,450 cs 94 (JS)
Red 2011 Vieux Ch Certan btls IB 2 6 From £1,080 cs 96 (JS)
Red 2012 Vieux Ch Certan btls IB 1 0 £1,250 cs 95-97 (NM)
Red 2014 Vieux Ch Certan btls IB 0 6 £250 btls 96
Red 2015 Vieux Ch Certan btls IB 4 6 From £3,000 cs 100 (AG/JS/JD)
Red 2015 Vieux Ch Certan imp IB 0 1 £2,590 imp 100 (AG/JS/JD)
Red 2016 Vieux Ch Certan btls IB 2 0 £3,048 cs 100 (NM/WA/JD)
Red 2017 Vieux Ch Certan btls IB 14 6 £2,064 cs 98 (JS/JD)
Red 2017 Vieux Ch Certan mags IB 0 3 £355 mags 98 (JS/JD)
Red 2017 Vieux Ch Certan dmags IB 1 0 £2,175 cs 98 (JS/JD)

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