2011 Vieux Château Certan Pomerol

Vieux Château Certan Pomerol
Colour
Red
Producer
Vieux Château Certan
Region
Pomerol, Red Bordeaux
Grape
Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon
Drinking
2019-2040
Case Size
12x75cl
Available Now
2011 Vieux Château Certan Pomerol
Colour
Red
Producer
Vieux Château Certan
Region
Pomerol, Red Bordeaux
Grape
Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon
Drinking
2019-2040
Case Size
12x75cl
Available Now

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Case price

£1,140.00 (Ex. VAT)

Qty
(2 in stock)

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Tasting Notes

Goedhuis, April 2012, Score: 96-98

I hardly dare say it, but this could even be better than his great 2010! Proprietor Alexandre Thienpont descibes the 2010 as a great Pomerol and the 2011 as a great VCC and I couldn’t describe it better. This is an absolute beauty, brilliant purple in colour it has a charm and purity that isn’t matched anywhere else this year. Simply gorgeous with its silky velvety texture, amazing balance and long refned finish. Unquestionably my wine of the vintage!

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Producer

Vieux Château Certan

What is there not to like about this château and its amiable owner, Alexandre Thienpont? Sensitive,reflective and wonderfully humble, he is of the school who believes that wine makes itself. He is just the assistant who helps it along the way. And the wine certainly seems to be spectacular year after year.

Region

Pomerol, Red Bordeaux

The small sub-region of Pomerol is situated north-east of the industrious city of Libourne. Pomerol's soils are predominately iron-rich clay with a smattering of gravel that produce wines with extraordinary power and depth. As a result of this clay-dominance, it has the highest percentage of Merlot planted in all of Bordeaux. Certain châteaux are produced exclusively from this grape, but most incorporate smaller quantities of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc as well. Despite its hefty (if not exclusive) proportion of Merlot, many people think of wines from this region as separate entities. As one wine aficionado stated recently, "It's not Merlot. It's Pomerol." Despite the region's small size, Pomerol contains some of the world's most sought after (and expensive) wines including Pétrus, Le Pin, Lafleur, l'Evangile and Vieux Château Certan. Unlike other Bordelais subregions, there is no system of classification. The châteaux are traded on reputation alone.

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