2013 Vieux Château Certan, Pomerol
Fastidious attention to detail throughout the tricky conditions of 2013, including crop thinning and de-leafing, have paid dividends - yes, the yields were tiny at just 22hl/ha but the end result is something of which Alexandre Thienpont can be justifiably proud as yet again he has produced a wine that transcends the vintage. With Merlot making up 92% of the blend this year, the remaining 8% is Cabernet Franc. Displaying wonderful purity of fruit - a medley of plums and summer berries, fresh acidity, fine-grained tannins and a streak of pencil lead lend backbone. The overall impression is one of perfect equilibrium, very correct, precise and immediately appealing - Superb!
Region & country
Pomerol, Right Bank, Bordeaux, France
8% Cabernet Franc
Ready 2017 - 2028