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Vieux Chateau Certan 2016

Col Year Wine CS Per Price (GBP) Duty Type Qty Buy
Red 2016 Vieux Chateau Certan 2016 1 Case 3 x 75cl £575.00 IB In Stock
ColRed
Year2016
Buying options available
Cs
1
Duty
IB
Per
Case 3 x 75cl
Type
In Stock
Price£575.00
Origin
France, Bordeaux
Colour
Red
Score
95-97
Critic
Neal Martin

Tasting Notes

The 2016 Vieux Chateau Certan is a blend of 85% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc and 1% Cabernet Sauvignon that was picked at 40.50 hectoliters per hectare, in three stages of picking: 3-7, 10-11 and 17-18 October. It has a high IPT of 82 and a pH of 3.77. It has a very refined bouquet with blackberry, briary and morello cherries that are tightly wound at first, but open gradually with aeration. The Merlot is fully in control aromatically; this is not a VCC governed by the Cabernet Franc this year, consistent with the 2016 vintage. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grain tannin. There is plenty of dark berry fruit laced with hints of earl grey and bay leaf, a complex and cerebral Pomerol with a long, precise and (to put it banally) delicious finish. This is another outstanding wine from Alexandre and Guillaume Thienpont.