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1998 Vieux Chateau Certan, Pomerol 6x75cl

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The 1998 Vieux Chateau Certan is made from 90% Merlot despite the high proportion of Cabernet in the vineyard. Robert Parker stated that it was “Undoubtedly the finest offering from this estate since 1990,”

Tasting Notes

Robert Parker 95

Tasted at the Bipin Desai’s VCC vertical in Los Angeles. This is obviously one of Alexandre Thienpont’s favourite vintages under his tenure (so far) " no wonder he was disappointed when I told him the bottle was tainted. Sipped from another glass, this is patently developing a precocious bouquet brimming with cassis, blueberry and violet scents, spilling over the top of the glass. The palate is concentrated, silky smooth, viscous, almost opulent in style with a slightly lower level of acidity than I expected. A ravishing, Reubenesque finish, this is a decadent VCC that is turning out to be a generous wine. Drink 2012-2035+. Tasted November 2008. [Neal Martin, 01/11/2008]

Anticipated maturity: 2013-2035

Vinous 92

Bright ruby-red. Cassis, raspberry, cedar, lead pencil and spicy oak on the nose. Rich, sweet and deep, with firm acids giving grip and verve to the plum, raspberry, lead pencil and bitter chocolate flavors. Wonderfully concentrated, lively and very long. The yield here, according to Thienpont, was just 34 hectoliters per hectare. [Stephen Tanzer, 05/01/2001]

Producer Profile

Estate information

Area under vines : 14 hectares
Soils : Gravel on clay
Average age of the vines : 30 years
Aging : in new oak barrels for 18 to 22 months

Grape varieties :

  • Merlot 60%
  • Cabernet Franc 30%
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 10%
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