LA GRAVETTE DE CERTAN
2012 Pomerol Vieux Château Certan
|Grapes||Merlot, Cab Franc|
|Sub-district||Pomerol & Lalande de Pomerol|
This is so delicious already with dried strawberry, chocolate and walnut character. Full body, fine tannins and a silky and delicately fruit finish. Fantastic for the vintage. Sweet fruit. Drink or hold. But why wait? Second wine of Vieux Chateau Certan. Rating: 91 James Suckling, www.jamessuckling.com (Feb 2015)
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The second wine, the deep ruby/purple-hued, medium-bodied 2012 La Gravette de Certan, is a blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc. It exhibits sweet mulberry and cedary notes intertwined with hints of tobacco leaf, licorice and earth as well as a thickness, no doubt from the Merlot. It should offer enjoyable drinking for a decade or more. Rating: 88-90 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate, www.RobertParker.com (Apr 2013)
Vieux Château Certan
Founded in the 16th century, the Vieux Chateau Certan has kept its name since 1745. In 1924 it was acquired by Georges Thienpont. Situated in the heart of Pomerol, this Château is the oldest cru of the appellation. Since its early days it has gained a reputation of being one of the rarest and most prestigious crus in the world. It is hailed for the exquisite finesse of its wines, the elegance of the chartreuse chateau surrounded by age-old trees, the order and quality of the vineyard – Vieux Château Certan inspires and fascinates wine connoisseurs around the world.
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