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2019 Vieux Ch. Certan

By Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan

2019 Vieux Ch. Certan from Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan, Pomerol, Bordeaux, France

Nestled within the esteemed Pomerol appellation, the 2019 Vieux Ch. Certan from Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan asserts its distinction with an assertive grace. A beacon among Bordeaux vintages, its composition is a masterful expression of the region's varietals, predominantly Merlot with a touch of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. In the grand tapestry of Vieux Château Certan's vintages, the 2019 iteration signals a veritable zenith in the winery's pursuit of vinicultural excellence.

 

A Vintage Shaped by Nature and Nuance

The climatic narrative of 2019 in Pomerol was one of trial followed by triumph. An ample winter gave way to a precarious spring; yet it was summer’s late arrival that fostered an august ripening period for the grapes. The fortuitous symphony of weather patterns yielded a harvest that resonates with remarkable balance and poise. In analysing this vintage, one acknowledges a wine that represents both time and terrain—the 2019 Vieux Ch. Certan encapsulates the dynamism and diversity of its natal soils.

 

Investment-Focused Palate Profiling

The sensory journey begins with an evocative bouquet—a fragrant confluence of dark berries, truffle and subtle florals, hinting at its layered complexity. To taste, this wine unravels with precision: cassis and plums entwine with graphite and savoury spice, all underpinned by fine-grained tannins that speak volumes to its future potential in a savvy investor's cellar. The finish lingers, elegant and enduring—a testament to the meticulous craftsmanship from Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan.

For investors looking to enrich their portfolio with a contemporary classic, it’s hard to look beyond the magnetism of the 2019 Vieux Ch. Certan. Here lies an opportunity to secure an alluring balance between traditional opulence and modern finesse—a compelling proposition for those attuned to the intricacies of Pomerol’s venerable landscape.

In summing up, the 2019 offering from Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan is not merely an exemplary model of the vintage; it stands as a paragon for Pomerol – complex, captivating and commanding attention for those who invest in the artistry of fine wines.

Market price (CAD)

$4,230.00

12x75cl

Highest score

98

POP score

141.11

Scores and tasting notes

97-100

Very deep purple-black in color, the 2019 Vieux Château Certan slowly opens out to reveal a heart-stopping perfume of red roses, kirsch, black raspberries, violets and star anise over a powerful core of plum preserves, blueberry pie and boysenberries plus hints of cardamom, sandalwood and Ceylon tea. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is achingly graceful, featuring tightly wound layers of crunchy blue and black fruits with tannins so ripe and finely grained, you really have to look for them. The acidity here is absolutely seamless, and the finish explodes into an array of mineral sparks. Be prepared to fall head over heels for this one.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Advocate, 18 June 2020

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