ready-improve2012 Vieux Château Certan, Pomerol

Product: 2012-0750-00-1016082
  • Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Advocate
  • Robert Parker
  • Ready, but will improve


Vieux Château Certan is always gorgeous to taste when in barrel and 2012 is no exception. There is surprising density here and, oh boy, I just love the gorgeous lift, freshness and floral notes that combine with the blueberry and redcurrant fruit. This is a nose that you just want keep on going back to. The palate is not lacking in weight either, with layers of plump red fruit. The tannins are super-fine and, along with the acidity, hold everything perfectly in place. There is an overriding freshness and purity to this wine that belies the serious intensity here. 2012 continues VCC’s legendary role of vintages. I doff my chapeau to Alexandre Thienpont.

{maturity-text}Ready, but will improve{maturity-text}
[]Jancis Robinson:: 18/20
[]Wine Advocate:: 95/100
[]Robert Parker:: 92-94/100  
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Bottle Price 75cl $1,390