Vieux Ch. Certan 2009

Current Market Price: £2,200.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan, Vieux Ch. Certan, 2009

Tasting Notes Vieux Ch. Certan 2009

99

The 2009's nearly 14% natural alcohol, exquisite ripeness, and incredible complex bouquet of Asian spices, fruitcake, licorice, smoke, blackberries and black currants are to die for. A blend of 84% Merlot and the rest equal parts Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, it possesses a viscous texture as well as a freshness and vibrancy that are remarkable given the wine’s weight, richness and potential massiveness. This extraordinary effort is one of the finest Vieux Chateau Certans made over the last sixty years. It will undoubtedly shut down in bottle, requiring a decade or more of cellaring. It should keep for 50 years thereafter. Proprietor Thienpont thinks it is a modern day version of the 1948. As I wrote in my barrel tasting notes, the 2009 ranks alongside four of the legendary vintages of Vieux Chateau Certan’s ancient past, 1945, 1947, 1948 and 1950. It is undoubtedly a cleaner wine than those older vintages, and the selection process under proprietor Alexandre Thienpont was far more severe in 2009 than it would have been sixty years ago.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #199 Feb 2012
94

Served blind at the Southwold 2009 tasting. The Merlot is completely in the driving seat here: fragrant and floral with rose petals, boysenberry fruit and a touch of leather. The palate is well balanced with good density, the tannins a little more succulent than its peers and the style erring more towards Saint Emilion. But it is very well balanced with a lavish, stylish finish. Tasted January 2013.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal Jul 2013
100

This is a wine that had extreme intensity of electrifying tannins and acidity, with supercharged fruit. Full-bodied, yet agile and lively. It touches every taste bud on your palate. Chocolate mousse and fruit. I am lost for words. Legendary 1950 all over again. Try it in 2020.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com, February 14th 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