Vieux Chateau Certan 2019

Vieux Chateau Certan 2019

Region: Pomerol, Bordeaux

Blend: 78% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon



Chateau Vieux Chateau Certan 2019 is a wine of remarkable character and promise, echoing the qualities of the exceptional 2009 vintage. Its color is deep and inviting, hinting at the abundance of flavors to come. The nose is expressive, revealing a ripe fruit character alongside well-preserved acidity, creating an enticing bouquet. On the palate, this wine showcases superb balance, thanks to the contribution of the Merlot, which brings density, body, and velvety smoothness. The Cabernet Franc, carefully selected for the First Wine, adds an element of elegance with its lace-like texture, complexity, and long-lasting presence. Even in small proportion, the lively and flavorsome Cabernet Sauvignon adds a touch of freshness that completes the final blend harmoniously. Vieux Château Certan 2019 shows immense potential, offering a concentration of flavors and complexity that closely rivals the esteemed 2009 vintage. This wine embodies the art of winemaking and stands as a testament to the estate's commitment to producing wines of breed, class, and distinction.

Robert Parker - 100 Points

"One of the wines of the vintage, the 2019 Vieux Château Certan unfurls in the glass with a striking bouquet of cassis and cherries mingled with notions of violets, loamy soil, sweet spices and incense. Full-bodied, ample and layered, it's seamless and enveloping, with a fleshy core of beautifully vibrant fruit, lively acids and ripe, powdery tannins. Concluding with a long, resonant finish, this perfumed, sensual Vieux Château Certan is a remarkable achievement from Alexandre and Guillaume Thienpont."

Antonio Galloni - (95-97) Points

"The 2019 Vieux Château Certan is a heady, rich wine that captures all of the exoticism of the year. Crème de cassis, graphite, crushed rocks, lavender and spice are some of the many aromas and flavors that run through the 2019. This is an especially ripe, unctuous style for VCC. It will be interesting to see what aging brings, as there is plenty of grip and structure underneath a core of dense fruit that remains remarkably primary."