Vieux Chateau Certan
Drink: Drink Now
Price: $189.13 excl. GST
- Tasting Notes
Tasted at BI Wine & Spirits’ 10-Year On tasting, the 2007 Vieux Chateau Certan offers enticing aromas of black fruit, melted tar, mint, rooibos tea and undergrowthcomplex and enticing, almost matching L’Eglise-Clinet in terms of sophistication. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy red berry fruit on the entry and white pepper and cloves on the mid-palate, while the Cabernet component lends structure and a sense of symmetry towards the finish, although it does fade in the glass, whereas the L’Eglise-Clinet “motor” on. This is just beginning to drink now but should last for another 8-10 years.
– Neal Martin, Robertparker.com, Score: 91
Bright ruby-red. Smoke, minerals, spices, tobacco leaf and a whiff of green olive on the nose; almost exotic but not in a classical Pomerol way. The exotic quality carries through in the mouth, which is firm and rather uncompromising today. A structured style of VCC but showing limited flesh today.
– Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.com, Score: 89
Shows blackberry, fresh mushroom and Indian spices on the nose. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long, glorious finish. Well-crafted as usual. Best after 2013. 3,585 cases made.
– James Molesworth, Winespectator.com, Score: 91