Vieux Chateau Certan Pomerol 2019 (Pomerol, France), 1.5 L Magnum [WA 100] [JS 99] [JD 98+] [VM 98+] [WS 97] [DM 97]
Vieux Chateau Certan Pomerol 2019 (Pomerol, France), 1.5 L Magnum [WA 100] [JS 99] [JD 98+] [VM 98+] [WS 97] [DM 97]

Vieux Chateau Certan Pomerol 2019
(Pomerol, France), 1.5 L Magnum [WA 100] [JS 99] [JD 98+] [VM 98+] [WS 97] [DM 97]

Regular price $995.00 Sale price $876.99 Save $118.01


Notes from the Winemaker:
Vieux Chateau Certan combines savoir-faire with exceptional soils. Coming mainly from the vineyard's oldest vines, Vieux Chateau Certan is every year a blend of the most excellent lots produced at the estate. The brilliance of the wine's hue, the richness of its aromas and the subtlety of its flavor bring it inimitable style.

The wines of Vieux Chateau Certan possess natural concentration and require a few years of cellaring before the first bottles can be opened. As with the greatest Bordeaux wines, they can be enjoyed after 10 to 15 years of age.

Ratings & Reviews

100 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"One of the wines of the vintage, the 2019 Vieux Château Certan unfurls in the glass with a striking bouquet of cassis and cherries mingled with notions of violets, loamy soil, sweet spices and incense. Full-bodied, ample and layered, it's seamless and enveloping, with a fleshy core of beautifully vibrant fruit, lively acids and ripe, powdery tannins. Concluding with a long, resonant finish, this perfumed, sensual Vieux Château Certan is a remarkable achievement from Alexandre and Guillaume Thienpont." - William Kelley (Aor 2022)

99 Points - James Suckling:
"Subtle and complex with blackberries, violets, lilacs, roses and hints of ink. So floral, yet subtle on the nose. Full-bodied with incredible polish and beauty, the silky tannins running the length of the wine and going on and on. It builds with sheer elegance and structure. A blend of 78% merlot, 15% cabernet franc and 7% cabernet sauvignon. Drink after 2028, but already a joy to taste." (Feb 2022)

98+ Points - Jeb Dunnuck:
"A wine I wasn't able to taste from barrel, the 2019 Vieux Château Certan is an awesome expression of Merlot that's as singular as they come. Revealing a deep purple hue as well as a prodigious, deep, layered bouquet of blackcurrants, black cherries, tobacco leaf, cedar pencil, and sappy spring flowers, it hits the palate with a full-bodied, multi-dimensional texture, a great mid-palate, no hard edges, perfectly integrated acidity, and a blockbuster of a finish. It shows the more ethereal, nuanced, elegant style of the vintage, both in its aromatics as well as on the palate, but it has classic Vieux Château Certan opulence and power. This heavenly wine is clearly in the same ballpark as the 2015, 2016, and 2018 and will probably merit a triple-digit rating at maturity. A decade of cellaring is advised, and it should be a 40-, 50-, if not 60-year wine." (4/11/2022)

98+ Points - Vinous Media:
"The 2019 Vieux Chateau Certan is even better from bottle than it was from barrel. It is very clearly one of the highlights on the Right Bank. Soaring aromatics are immediately captivating. There is an exoticism in the 2019 that I saw from barrel that is evident in the bottled wine, but today, I see more balance and harmony. Creme de cassis, licorice, lavender, spice and rose petal blend into a core of red/purplish berry fruit. All the elements are so well balanced. The Grand Vin is a blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc, but the blend also includes one lot of young vine Cabernet Sauvignon that was added for its aromatic presence. That decision paid off in spades, as the 2019 is truly magical." - Antonio Galloni (Feb 2022)

97 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Allows glorious plum sauce, boysenberry puree and black cherry compote flavors to unfurl over a bed of velvety tannins, while subtle black tea, violet, alder and sweet tobacco notes flirt in the background. The finish is underscored by a subtle warm earth note, which adds latent length. A beauty. Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best from 2025 through 2040. 3,916 cases made." - JM (Mar 2022)

97 Points - Decanter Magazine:
"A wonderful wine, great depth of black fruit but extremely balanced, lace and satin. The aromatics open up almost immediately to show raspberry and redcurrant fruits. It's extremely complete; but mainly it just makes you want to enjoy it - no aggression to these tannins. 66% new oak, all the estate's Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc grapes are here (with the 2nd wine 100% Merlot), and it surely helps give this sapidity and flavoursome savoury character. 3.75pH. A yield of 42hl/ha, so a good quantity, around the same as in 2018." - Jane Anson (May 2020)