2004 Vieux Chateau Certan, Pomerol 12x750ml


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Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

Robert Parker – 94

Tasted at the Bipin Desai’s VCC vertical in Los Angeles. This is a triumph of wine over vintage: Alexandre Thienpont having to pass through the vineyard six times in order to pick the grapes. It was worthwhile because this is one of the outstanding wines of the vintage, driven by the Cabernet Franc (30%). A delectable nose with wonderful purity and exuberant, peppery Cabernet Franc with touches of tar and roasted chestnuts inflected the black fruits. The palate is medium-bodied, very good weight, almost sinewy in fact, with vibrant acidity and a slight hardness on the finish that should melt away with time. It has a relatively dry finish, which leaves the palate eager for the next sip and improving all the time in my glass so that the final dregs are the finest. Superb. Drink 2015-2030+. Tasted November 2008. [Neal Martin, 01/11/2008]

Anticipated maturity: 2015-2030

Vinous – 93

(70% merlot and 30% cabernet franc) Good red-ruby. Highly complex, cabernet franc-dominated aromas of berries, dark chocolate, leather, tobacco and spices. Dense and fat but with a firm edge of acidity leavening the wine’s layered texture. A lush and creamy wine with terrific spine. Classic VCC, finishing with outstanding spicy persistence. It’s hard to find this style of right-bank Bordeaux today. I’ve had a letch for this wine since the outset. [Stephen Tanzer, 05/01/2007]

JancisRobinson.com – 18.5

[M 70%, CF 30%; average yields 42 hl/ha] Without doubt one of the stars of the vintage, a dazzling return to form after last year’s rather soupy effort. Intensely, electrically lively nose plus a palate laced with really rich, mouth-filling fruit and the structure drawing it all together. Seriously tensile yet with lots of ripe fruit. Dense and wonderfully lively. The only slight reproach is that, like virtually all 2004s, it is not spectacularly persistent. [Tasted three times, one sample disappointing.] [05/04/2005]

Anticipated maturity: 2013-2028

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