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2007 Vieux Ch. Certan

By Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan

2007 Vieux Ch. Certan from Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan, Pomerol, Bordeaux

The 2007 vintage of the esteemed Pomerol district in Bordeaux presents itself as a study in finesse and balance, traits incarnate within the 2007 Vieux Ch. Certan from Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan. This season stood apart from its predecessors, heralded less by power and more by subtlety—a reflection of milder climatic patterns that sought to test the mettle and adaptability of vignerons across the region.

 

An Exemplar of Elegance

In such years, where opulence takes a rear seat to grace, it is the terroir that speaks most articulately. The 2007 Vieux Ch. Certan is an articulate oration; it whispers of the terroir with its refined tannins and poised structure—vestiges of a cooler-than-average growing season that gently coaxed the Merlot and Cabernet Franc to their expressive peak.

 

Investment-Worthy Vintage

The tapestry of flavours woven so delicately into this wine make it a compelling proposition for those looking to diversify their investment portfolio with a Pomerol that exemplifies its vintage's unique narrative. One finds here an ensemble of ripe red fruits dancing in harmony with hints of truffle and earth—a gastronomic echo of the gravelly soils that define this château's venerated plots.

In essence, the 2007 vintage at Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan offers discerning investors and aficionados alike a touchstone to understand the broader gestalt of Pomerol's climatic fluxes. It is a masterclass in winemaking dexterity, delivering a wine crafted not in spite of nature's subtleties but in concert with them.

 

Legacy in the Glass

In conclusion, the 2007 Vieux Ch. Certan bears the imprints of its time: an anthology of weather, soil, and human endeavour—all culminating into a liquid narrative best savoured one sip at a time. Its place within the pantheon of fine wines from Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan is both merited and inviolable. For those seeking to augment their cellar or investment portfolio with a Pomerol that tellingly reflects its year, there is little doubt that this wine speaks volumes, all within the gentlest whisper of its bouquet and palate.

Market price (CAD)

$2,480.00

12x75cl

Highest score

92

POP score

124.17

Scores and tasting notes

92

Tasted blind at the 2007 Bordeaux horizontal in Southwold. The VCC 2007 is really beginning to show its class with bottle age. It has a lovely nose: blackberry, roasted chestnut, hot gravel and smoke that is very subtle and refined. The palate is beautifully balanced with crisp acidity, very structured with the Cabernet Franc defining the spice-tinged finish. Great authority here, this is a serious wine that will repay cellar age. Tasted January 2011.

Neal Martin - Wine Journal Nov 2011

91

Tasted at BI Wine & Spirits' 10-Year On tasting, the 2007 Vieux Chateau Certan offers enticing aromas of black fruit, melted tar, mint, rooibos tea and undergrowth—complex and enticing, almost matching L'Eglise-Clinet in terms of sophistication. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy red berry fruit on the entry and white pepper and cloves on the mid-palate, while the Cabernet component lends structure and a sense of symmetry towards the finish, although it does fade in the glass, whereas the L'Eglise-Clinet "motor" on. This is just beginning to drink now but should last for another 8-10 years. Tasted February 2017.

Neal Martin - The Wine Advocate, 30 June 2017

89

Spicy notes of pepper, herbs, licorice, and black currants jump from the glass of this round, medium-bodied, easy to drink, cleanly made, soft wine. Enjoy it over the next decade.

Robert Parker Jr - Wine Advocate #188 April 2010

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