Vieux Ch. Certan 1995

Current Market Price: £1,740.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan, Vieux Ch. Certan, 1995

Tasting Notes Vieux Ch. Certan 1995

93

This bottle is not quite in the same league as ones tasted two or three years ago, but the '95 remains one of Alexandre's standout wines of that decade. Here, it has a haunting bouquet whereby the Cabernet Franc component is more conspicuous than before, essentially with more Pomerol character developing. There are touches of blackberry, mint and cassis with a meaty element developing in the glass. The palate has plenty of sweet red cherry and boysenberry on the entry, the oak now completely absorbed and with a slightly unruly, almost Rioja-like finish! Hedonistic VCC! Drink 2017-2035. Tasted October 2012.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal Sep 2013
88

Frightful bottle variation left me perplexed about just where this wine fits in Bordeaux's qualitative hierarchy. I tasted the wine three times since bottling, all within a 14 day period. Twice the wine was extremely closed and firm, with an evolved plum/garnet color, high levels of tannin, sweet black currant, prune, and olive-tinged fruit, and astringent tannin in the medium-bodied finish. Those two bottles suggested the wine was in need of at least 5-7 years of cellaring, and would keep for two decades. The third bottle was atypically evolved, with a similar color, but it was far more open-knit, displaying Provencal herbs, black cherry, and cassis fruit in a medium-bodied, jammy, lush style. I expect marginal bottle variation, but while the quality was relatively the same in all three bottles, the forward, open-knit example left me puzzled. I will report again on this 1995 after further tastings.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #115 Feb 1998

Vieux Ch. Certan Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Vieux Ch. Certan 2018 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan POA 12x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 2017 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan £1,700.00 12x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 2017 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan £940.00 6x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 2016 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan £2,800.00 12x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 2016 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan £1,460.00 6x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 2015 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan £2,444.00 12x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 2015 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan £700.00 3x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 2014 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan £1,380.00 12x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 2013 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan £990.00 12x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 2012 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan £1,160.00 12x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 2011 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan £1,080.00 12x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 2011 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan £595.00 6x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 2010 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan £2,600.00 12x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 2009 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan £2,300.00 12x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 2008 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan £1,390.00 12x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 2008 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan £1,390.00 6x150cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 2007 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan £1,069.00 12x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 2006 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan £1,560.00 12x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 2005 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan £1,940.00 12x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 2004 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan £1,200.00 12x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 2003 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan £1,350.00 12x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 2002 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan £1,300.00 12x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 2001 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan £2,400.00 12x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 2000 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan £2,760.00 12x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 1999 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan £1,775.00 12x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 1998 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan £2,200.00 12x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 1997 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan £962.00 12x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 1996 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan £1,608.00 12x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 1995 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan £1,740.00 12x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 1990 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan £2,736.00 12x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 1989 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan £1,848.00 12x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 1986 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan £1,620.00 12x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 1982 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan £2,616.00 12x75cl