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Chateau Vieux Chateau Certan 2014

Col Year Wine CS Per Price (GBP) Duty Type Qty Buy
Red 2014 Chateau Vieux Chateau Certan 2014 2 Case 6 x 75cl £775.00 IB Lying Abroad
ColRed
Year2014
Buying options available
Cs
2
Duty
IB
Per
Case 6 x 75cl
Type
Lying Abroad
Price£775.00
Origin
France, Bordeaux
Colour
Red
Score
95-97
Critic
Neal Martin

Tasting Notes

The Vieux Château Certan 2014 is a blend of 80% Merlot, 19% Cabernet Franc and 1% Cabernet Franc, picked in three stages: 19-20 September, 29 September to 2 October and 7 and 8 October. The yields came in at 38.7 hectoliters per hectare with 13.4% alcohol. Noticeably deep and clear in color, the nose takes time to “rev up” but stick with it because it eventually reveals exquisite pure blackberry and briary scents. It is not a powerful set of aromatics but they are so finely tuned and pretty. The palate is one of the best you will find this vintage: very precise and focused, here the intensity delivered by that Cabernet Franc, complex and cerebral like the best VCC’s. Truffle, blackberry, woodland aromas waft temptingly from the glass and there is the perfect balance of sweetness and reserve to beg another sip. Alexandre and his son, Guillaume Thienpont may have overseen the best wine of the vintage.