2017 Vieux Château Certan, Pomerol

2017 Vieux Château Certan, Pomerol

There's lovely elegance and purity here, classic structure and a balance of delicate fruit and salinity. This is a wine of great poise and balance, but it's the elegance that defines it.

Critic score
98/100 info

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Wine details

  • Region & country
    Pomerol, Right Bank, Bordeaux, France
  • Maturity
    Young 2022 - 2040info
  • Colour
  • Sweetness
  • Style
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)

Tasting notes

This is a dense and compact center palate with a solid and pointed intensity. Full body, firm and silky tannins and an energetic finish. Complete. Harmonious.

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (April 2018)

Just as it was en primeur, the 2017 Vieux Château Certan is regal and soaring right out of the glass….The 2017 is an explosive, vivid wine of monastic beauty. In this vintage, VCC is especially dark and somber, which adds to a real feeling of mysterious beauty. It is a towering achievement from Alexandre and Guillaume Thienpont.

Antonio Galloni, vinous.com

Medium to full-bodied, the palate has fantastic balance and expression, with very fine-grained, silt-like tannins and well-knit freshness, finishing with epic length and perfume.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, robertparker.com

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