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Colour: Red
Producer: Vieux Château Certan
Region: Bordeaux
Appellation: Pomerol
Grape Variety: Merlot Cabernet Franc

Vieux Château Certan, Pomerol, 2016

Tasting Note:

By the time we had got to VCC, we had already become accustomed to using the words: tension, vibrant, freshness; all words that we associate with Alexandre Thienpont's wine. So it was no great surprise that this was wonderful. Produced from 85% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc and 1% Cabernet Sauvignon and cropped at 40.5 h/Ha. Alexandre is not a man prone to hyperbole, quite unusual among the Bordelaise... it must be his Belgian ancestry... he described 2016 as 'an outstanding year', and it clearly was for VCC. This is brimming with purest Merlot expression, it really is quite regal, with sweet plums, ripe loganberry, dark cherry and loganberry. This is so fluid and graceful; a refined, effortless, sophisticated, multi-layered effort that gentle grips and seduces. As refined and handsome as they come...

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