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Vieux Château Certan

Bordeaux wine Vieux Château Certan Pomerol
Vieux Château Certan
Pomerol
Rouge
1990 
Notations : 
  • Robert Parker : 94 points
  • Wine Spectator : 89 points
215.00 €
Box Gift 225.00 € 
Quantity 
Red wine
0,75 L
CARD-INDEX OF CELLAR
Area : Bordeaux
Name : Pomerol
Type : Red wine
Grape variety : Cabernet-franc, Cabernet-sauvignon, Merlot
Structure : Consistent, Dense, Length, Lush, Sappy
Families of flavor : Aromatic herbs, Earth, Flowers, Fresh fruits, Truffe
Conservation : A boire jusqu'en 2025 et plus
Temperature of service : 16-17°
Mets/Wines agreements : Caneton rôti à la broche, Pintade aux morilles, Tournedos Rossini
Capacity : Bottle (0,75 L)
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Description :

This was a very strong vintage for Vieux Chateau Certan. The 1990 reveals a deep garnet color to the rim along with a sweet bouquet of charcoal, licorice, roasted herbs, forest floor, and a meaty, truffle-like scent. A fleshy, full-bodied wine with exceptionally low acidity, plenty of melted tannin, and a long, layered finish

Vieux Château Certan

Vieux Château Certan Grand vin de Pomerol  

The Vieux Chateau Certan vineyard lies very close to the church in Pomerol, with plenty of famous neighbours including Petrus, La Conseillante, Petit-Village and of course Certan de May. The terroir here is Gunzian in origin, the vines planted in various clay soils spiced with many large pebbles, over deeper ferruginous subsoils.

Altogether there are 14 hectares of vines planted in a single block, the varieties employed being 60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. They are pruned in the usual Bordelais fashion, double Guyot, and during the summer there is crop thinning to control yields and improve ventilation.

The harvest proper is naturally manual, with a rigorous selection in the vineyard carried out at the end of each row of vines. In the chai there is a gentle crushing before temperature-controlled fermentation in oak vats, each variety vinified separately, the Cabernet Franc at 30ºC and the Merlot at 32ºC. 

Tasting of the wine from barrel will determine those that will contribute to the different wines, and the eventual blend. The barrels are racked regularly, before an eventual fining and bottling without filtration. The grand vin is Vieux Chateau Certan, of which less than 5000 cases are produced per annum, and quality is aided by the existence of a second wine, Gravette de Certan.

   Vieux Château Certan Grand vin de Pomerol

Notes de dégustation

Robert Parker : 94 points
"This was a very strong vintage for Vieux Chateau Certan. The 1990 reveals a deep garnet color to the rim along with a sweet bouquet of charcoal, licorice, roasted herbs, forest floor, and a meaty, truffle-like scent. A fleshy, full-bodied wine with exceptionally low acidity, plenty of melted tannin, and a long, layered finish, this beauty is close to full maturity, but it is in no danger of falling apart. It should keep for another 15+ years." (Jun 2009)

Wine Spectator : 89 points
"Dark ruby color. Earthy, with ripe fruit and barley aromas. Medium-bodied, with silky tannins and a light finish. Very good but not great VCC.--1990 Bordeaux retrospective. Drink now." (Jan 2000)

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