Vieux Château Certan, Pomerol 2023 En Primeur - Case of 6


There’s something about VCC. You taste in the calm and tranquility of the chai, only the quiet voice of Alexandre Thienpont breaking the silence, describing a wine that is invariably awesome. Thus it is was again in 2023. Alexandre describes it as classic in the true sense of what Pomerol should produce. The Merlot is perfect, but enhanced by the addition of Cabernet Franc to give an extra dimension. There is sweet ripeness, density, texture, length all in perfect harmony. You leave, quietly, in awe at what you are still tasting. It is a profound experience and you reflect, yet again, that you have enjoyed one of the wines of the vintage. 5-15+ years.

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France, Bordeaux, St-Emilion & Right Bank

Still Red

82% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Franc





Vieux Château Certan

Alexandre Thienpont is a meticulous man and this shines through in the wines of Vieux-Château Certan. Manual picking and careful handling of the grapes makes for fine and elegant wines that have the ability to age well.

The family bought this 14 hectare estate in 1924 and have continued to grow its reputation. The vines have an average age in excess of 50 years and are all in one block with 70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. Often this is the best wine in Pomerol and one of the very best in the whole of Bordeaux.

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