Vieux Ch. Certan 1997
Tasting Notes Vieux Ch. Certan 1997
Tasted at the Pomerol off-line at The Ledbury. It is many years since I have tasted the Vieux-Chateau-Certan 1997. It has a rather innocuous, leafy bouquet with touches of cedar, loganberry and iodine. Quite simple but not offensive. The palate is relatively light-bodied, fresh and lively with pert red-berried fruit, just a little hardness and dryness marring the finish, but still a pleasurable wine that does well for the vintage. Drink now-2016. Tasted September 2010.
Tobacco, cedar, herbs, cherry and plum notes are light in intensity, but elegant and pleasant. Although it lacks depth, the wine possesses medium body, sweet tannin, and weediness. Drink it over the next 4-5 years.