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Vieux Château Certan





Grape Variety:

Merlot Cabernet Franc

Vieux Château Certan, Pomerol, 2014

6x75cl £870.00

1 case Equiv. £145.00 per bottle

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Tasting Note:

Alexandre Thienpont's fiche technique describes his 2014 Vieux Chateau Certan as 'charming and delicious', a classically unpretentious statement from one of Bordeaux's most modest vignerons. Yes it is utterly charming and delicious, but this is also ravishing and gorgeous, sexy and seductive and has been touted as one of the wines of the vintage. This is serious stuff. Produced from 80% Merlot, 19% Cabernet Franc and 1% Cabernet Sauvignon; gentle, noble, leafy, floral flavours emerge from the glass. These mingle with notes of wood spice, cedar, gravel and gorgeous nervy Cabernet fruit. There is real intensity to the fruit with plenty of substance and density. Polished fruit and spice notes linger on the palate - this is big, but it is refined and gentle at the same time. Serious, persistent and complex; pure fruit flavours endure over the suave yet grippy tannins. This is an understated masterpiece.

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