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Vieux Château Certan





Grape Variety:

Merlot Cabernet Franc

Vieux Château Certan, Pomerol, 2021

6x75cl £1,368.00

5 cases Equiv. £228.00 per bottle

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Tasting Note:

Alexandre Thienpont describes 2021 as a "A return to Bordeaux. Aromatic, elegant and persistent". Succinct and honest as ever. This is exactly the sort of claret we all want to drink. It's impeccably mannered, complete and very moreish. It's gentile, aristocratic and cheerful. The youngest vines used in the grand vin hail from a Merlot plot planted in 1982. Guillaume explained that there bring a smile and a roundness to the wine. The oldest vines were planted in 1932. Initially it is the Cabernet that you notice. Classic aromas of iris, violets cassis, red berries, and lovely leafy tobacco notes emerge from the glass. Noble crystalline flavours follow on the palate, there's a wonderful freshness and tension here with a florality that flows right through to its gorgeous saline finish. A wonderfully transparent VCC with all components integrated immaculately. 77% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon.

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