Vieux Ch. Certan 1996

Current Market Price: £1,608.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan, Vieux Ch. Certan, 1996

Tasting Notes Vieux Ch. Certan 1996

90

Tasted from bottle at Mark Walford's annual lunch at Waterside Inn. Alexandre Thienpont produced a commendable VCC in a difficult vintage. It has an open-knit, inviting bouquet with dark plum, cherry and roasted chestnuts emerging with time. There is still just a tincture of brettanomyces here, although less evident compared to other bottles. The palate is medium-bodied with a fresh, clean line of acidity. The fruit profile is black rather than red with notes of Chinese tea and a touch of mint on the finish. Very fine, although I cannot see it improving from here. Tasted May 2013.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal Jul 2013
87

Tasted three times from bottle in January, the 1996 merited a slightly higher score on one occasion, but my policy is to go with the more conservative rating. The wine exhibits a dark plum color, and a complex nose of roasted herbs, Asian spices, earth, and sweet black cherry fruit. A refined claret, with excellent concentration, a sweet mid-palate, and moderate tannin in the finish, it is a finesse-styled Pomerol. Anticipated maturity: 2003-2016.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #122 April 1999

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 £2,700.00 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 £1,780.00 12x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 2004 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan £1,150.00 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 £1,668.00 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