Bordeaux 2016: Vieux Chateau Certan

Bordeaux 2016: Vieux Chateau Certan
Tasting at VCC is always a pleasure. Alexandre’s wines are grace personified – they are pure refinement and class. The 2015 was spectacular but the 2016 easily matches it. In fact, it may well prove to be the superior in time. It is brimming with vital red berries – this is so alive and vivid, with layers of extraordinarily luxuriant fruit wrapped in cashmere tannins – it was a sheer delight to taste. It seems that the critics agree…

‘The balance and finesse to this wine are really beautiful with ultra-fine tannins and beautiful fruit. It’s full and structured yet so long and intense. It’s a wine that seduces you with every sip — already. Great selection here. Quite simply turbocharged at the end. 98-99/100’. - James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com

‘The 2016 Vieux Château Certan is a wine of extraordinary beauty. Rich, seamless and voluptuous in the glass, it exudes sensuality in all of its dimensions. Tasted as a hypothetical blend, the 2016 is less expressive than the separate lots were when I tasted them a few months ago. A rush of dark cherry, inky blue/purplish fruit, crushed rocks, lavender and rose petal infuses the creamy, voluptuous finish. The 2016 manages to be dense and rich, but with no excess weight. It is quite simply a remarkable wine. 97-100/100’. - Antonio Galloni, vinous.com

‘Sumptuous nose. Great lift. Real race and dancing stuff. Good structure and line. Nothing sweet or fleshy about this but lovely ripeness and nobility. Amazing persistence and elegance in claret mode. Drink 2025-2045. 19/20’. - Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com

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