Vieux Ch. Certan 2006

Current Market Price: £1,550.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan, Vieux Ch. Certan, 2006

Tasting Notes Vieux Ch. Certan 2006

96

One of the top wines of the vintage is the exquisite 2006 Vieux Chateau Certan. A blend of 83% Merlot and 17% Cabernet Franc, it is a stunningly rich effort boasting an inky/blue/purple color as well as a gorgeous nose of forest floor, coffee, toast, and extravagant levels of black currants and blackberries. Hints of charcoal and flowers add to the wine’s exquisite character. What’s remarkable in this full-bodied wine is that nearly 100% new oak is used, yet the oak is largely drowned out by the wine’s concentration and complex personality. This full-bodied Vieux Chateau Certan should be reasonably approachable in 3-4 years but last for at least three decades. This great success merits kudos to proprietor Alexandre Thienpont.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #181 Feb 2009
95+

Tasted blind at Southwold ’06 Bordeaux tasting. The VCC ’06 is open an expressive on the nose with bright red-berried fruit, redcurrant, cranberry, orange zest and crushed stones. The palate is medium-bodied, firm tannins, good acidity with very focused and poised on the long finish that unfurls beautifully with aeration. There is such a surfeit of finesse and joie-de-vivre. Beautiful wine from Alexandre Thienpont. Tasted January 2010.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal Jul 2010
94

I love the texture here. This is really impressive for 2006, which is a good but not great vintage. Blackberries, dark chocolate, and lightly roasted oak. Full-bodied, yet holding back with great finesse and strength. Pull the cork in 2015.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com, May 29th 2012

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 £980.00 6x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 2016 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan £2,928.00 12x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 2016 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan £1,550.00 6x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 2015 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan £2,450.00 12x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 2015 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan £1,300.00 6x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 2014 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan £1,464.00 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 £1,135.00 12x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 2011 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan £595.00 6x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 2010 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan £2,595.00 12x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 2009 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan £2,200.00 12x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 2008 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan £1,280.00 12x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 2007 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan £1,132.00 12x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 2006 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan £1,550.00 12x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 2005 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan £2,040.00 12x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 2004 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan £1,235.00 12x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 2003 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan £1,410.00 12x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 2002 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan £1,320.00 12x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 2001 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan £2,270.00 12x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 2000 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan £2,724.00 12x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 1999 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan £1,750.00 12x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 1998 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan £2,500.00 12x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 1997 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan £1,152.00 12x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 1996 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan £1,500.00 12x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 1995 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan £2,050.00 12x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 1990 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan £2,740.00 12x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 1989 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan £1,848.00 12x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 1986 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan £1,608.00 12x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 1982 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan £2,028.00 12x75cl