Vieux Chateau Certan 2017

Vieux Chateau Certan 2017

Region: Pomerol, Bordeaux

Blend: 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon



Chateau Vieux Chateau Certan 2017 is a wine of finesse and elegance, showcasing the characteristics of the vintage with grace. Its deep and intense garnet color catches the eye, hinting at the concentration held within. The nose exudes subtle yet enticing aromas of ripe red berries, inviting the senses with their delicate presence. On the palate, this wine reveals its true nature. The Merlot grape brings forth ripe fruit flavors, while maintaining a refreshing and silky texture that glides effortlessly across the tongue. The wine's smoothness and roundness are balanced harmoniously, creating a sense of poise and refinement. As one of the earlier vintages in the past two decades, Chateau Vieux Chateau Certan 2017 promises to be a fine expression of its terroir. With controlled power and excellent aging potential, it displays a controlled finesse that speaks to its breed and class. This wine exemplifies the remarkable balance between texture and freshness, leaving a lasting impression of its outstanding quality.

Robert Parker - 98 Points

"Composed of 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2017 Vieux Château Certan sports a deep garnet-purple color. No mincing about, the bouquet absolutely prances out of the glass with stunning scents of candied violets, chocolate-covered cherries, roses and eucalyptus over a core of black plum preserves, mulberries, black raspberries and blueberry pie plus wafts of licorice, iron ore and truffles. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has fantastic balance and expression, with very fine-grained, silt-like tannins and well-knit freshness, finishing with epic length and perfume."

Antonio Galloni - 98 Points

"Just as it was en primeur, the 2017 Vieux Château Certan is regal and soaring right out of the glass. Inky blue and purplish fruit, chocolate, licorice, lavender, spice and mint come together in a dense, dark and powerful Pomerol. The 2017 is an explosive, vivid wine of monastic beauty. In this vintage, VCC is especially dark and somber, which adds to a real feeling of mysterious beauty. It is a towering achievement from Alexandre and Guillaume Thienpont."