Vieux Ch Certan 1998

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Product Details

Vintage
1998
Colour
Red
Appellation
Pomerol

Tasting Notes and Scores

Wine Advocate
92

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 23/04/2001
A fine offering, the 1998 has closed down, but there is no doubting its fabulous potential. The color is a dense purple. The wine reveals high tannin, huge body, and classy black fruits intermixed with minerals, spice box, cedar, and tobacco. A long, persistent, tannic finish gives this majestic effort a closed but formidable personality. Patience will be required. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2030.

Undoubtedly the finest offering from this estate since 1990, the 1998 has closed down since bottling, but there is no doubting its fabulous potential. The colour is a dense purple. The wine reveals high tannin, huge body, and classy black fruits intermixed with minerals, spice box, cedar and tobacco. A long, persistent, tannic finish gives this majestic effort a closed but formidable personality. Patience will be required. Anticipated maturity: now-2030. (94+)

Neal Martin
92

Tasted from bottle at Mark Walford’s annual lunch at Waterside Inn. The ‘98 VCC has an expressive bouquet, perhaps more modern in style compared to the more traditional ‘99. There is an exotic touch with cassis and blueberry scents wafting temptingly from the glass, menthol and orange blossom. The palate is medium-bodied with plenty of sappy red fruit and a sumptuous, quite glossy finish. I am not as taken as this Pomerol as I was three of four years ago, but it is still a flash VCC that has an opulent air about it. Tasted May 2013.

James Suckling
97

I am a huge fan of 1998 Pomerols, so I was happy to drink the Vieux Château Certan. And I am equally enthusiastic about 1998 reds from Bolgheri in Tuscany, so the 1998 Ornellaia was a treat. Check out my vlog from the morning after. I scored them both 97 points.
https://www.jamessuckling.com/videos/my-vlog-1998-vieux-chateau-certan-ornellaia/