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Vieux Château Certan





Grape Blend:

Merlot | Cab. Franc

Vieux Château Certan, Pomerol, 2011

6x75cl £600.00

2 cases

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6x75cl £605.00

3 cases

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Tasting Note:

Alexandre Thienpont says that 'Cabernet Franc is back with a bang in 2011'. After two vintages where Vieux Chateau Certan's wonderful old vine Cabernets were barely used, 29% of the blend is Cabernet Franc, 1% Cabernet Sauvignon and 70% Merlot this year. Analytically impressive with an IPT of 83 and a pH of 3.6, the real proof is in the tasting, and this is a real beauty. Intensely perfumed, with hints of demure bramble fruit, violets, herbs and cool berries, this is as seductive as it gets. Noble flavours abound; the Cabernet certainly gives this definition, poise and savoury charm that sets it apart from the other top wines in the appellation. Alexandre likens this exquisite VCC to his 2000 vintage for its tannic balance and age-worthiness. A wonderful effort and one of our selections from the right bank.

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