Vieux Ch. Certan 2011

Cult Wines Price: £595.00 / 6x75cl
Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan, Vieux Ch. Certan, 2011

Tasting Notes Vieux Ch. Certan 2011

96-98

The Vieux Chateau Certan was cropped between 6th and 7th of September and from 14th until 20th September. That's what you'll read everywhere, although I was filming Alexandre when he was picking the final Cabernet around the 29th September! Cropped at 37hl/ha, it is a blend of 70% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Sauvignon and (yay!) 29% Cabernet Franc. It delivers 13.6 degrees alcohol with a total acidity of 3.5gms/L and an IPT of 83. After the Cabernet Francless 2009 and 2010, this is more what I consider to be a classic VCC nose and as Alexandre, unlike those previous vintages that gives you everything up front, this is far more intellectual and enigmatic with hints of mineral laden fruit, limestone and small dark cherries. It is beautifully defined yet distant. The palate is succinctly balanced with crisp acidity, exceptional balance and superb backbone. There is an undercurrent of masculinity, a saline tincture, crushed stone and a touch of dried herbs and yet these are just fleeting hints. It has enormous length and it is one of the very few that could be on the same ethereal plateau as the 2009 and 2010 and perhaps one day...even better. Tasted April 2012.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal May 2012
96

The aromas of this are so gorgeous, with blackberries, black cherries and wet earth. Full body with super-fine tannins and bright acidity. A firm, tightly structured young red with orange peel and other citrus fruit. This is so focused and straight. Try in 2018.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com, January 28th 2014
91

The dense ruby/purple-tinged 2011 Vieux Chateau Certan offers a beautiful bouquet of plums, black cherries, cassis and hints of graphite as well as spice, an excellent texture and medium body. A success in this difficult vintage, it should age easily for 10-15 years. Yet after the trilogy of great wines in 2008, 2009 and 2010, few consumers are likely to pay much attention to this 2011.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #212 Apr 2014

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 £1,780.00 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 £1,740.00 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