Vieux Ch. Certan 2015

Cult Wines Price: £700.00 / 3x75cl
Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan, Vieux Ch. Certan, 2015

Tasting Notes Vieux Ch. Certan 2015

98-99

A powerful and rich wine with super concentration and length. Deep and very rich. Glorious blackberry and black chocolate. Full and super velvety. A creamy texture of stone, chalk and lemon rind from the tannins and acidity. Wow. Loving it. The caressing character is so memorable. 80% merlot and 20% cabernet franc.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com
98-100

The 2015 Vieux Château Certan is a blend of 80% Merlot,, 19% Cabernet Franc and 1% Cabernet Sauvignon, cropped between September 17 and October 2 at 42 hectoliters per hectare. The IPT is healthy 83 and the pH is 3.72, the alcohol 14.6%. Enough statistics. What you need to know is that it is a beguiling Pomerol that will set hearts aflutter. It is bridled with a heavenly bouquet with intense red and black fruit, black truffle and a touch of smoke, opening wonderfully in the glass; the Cabernet Franc is very expressive and imparting a licorice note after ten minutes. The palate is medium-bodied with intensity, with a killer line of acidity that imparts freshness from the very start. There is life-affirming tension interwoven throughout this extremely complex wine from Alexandre and Guillaume Thienpont. There are layers, more like a mille-feuille of blackberry, boysenberry, mineral, truffle and a touch of spice towards the finish, just a touch of warmth from the alcohol that merely complements an extraordinary and profound Pomerol.

Neal Martin
eRobertParker.com, #224, April 2016
94

Like 2010, but with better Cabernet Franc - is how Alexandre Thienpoint describes his wine. It’s certainly an impressive Pomerol, but I preferred the former vintage. This is flirting with over-ripeness at 14.6% alcohol, but has the richness, fine tannins and fruit weight to cope. Sweet, dense and a little figgy with the Cabernet Franc providing an undertone of leafy freshness. Drink: 2022-35

Tim Atkin
timatkin.com
18.5

Highest alcohol ever: 14.6%. 4,500 cases. Very intense nose with strong mineral notes - lots of Cabernet Franc influence. Massive impact with really luscious ripe fruit but massive tannins too. Very satiny initially but underneath there is massive tannin. Lovely fragrant top note. Beautifully married. Very sophisticated and with many layers. All vineyard not winemaking. Very savoury - very unlike Merlot stereotype.

Jancis Robinson
jancisrobinson.com

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