Vieux Ch. Certan 2017

Cult Wines Price: £980.00 / 6x75cl
Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan, Vieux Ch. Certan, 2017

Tasting Notes Vieux Ch. Certan 2017

97-98

This is a dense and compact center palate with a solid and pointed intensity. Full body, firm and silky tannins and an energetic finish. Complete. Harmonious.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com
96-98

Composed of 81% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, the deep garnet-purple colored 2017 Vieux Château Certan gives up gorgeous black raspberries, crushed black currants and warm black berries on the nose with chocolate-covered cherries, violets and star anise suggestions plus black truffles and wood smoke. The palate is medium to full-bodied with wonderful concentration in the mid-palate and firm, very finely pixelated tannins, with seamless freshness and fantastic length.

Wine Advocate
Lisa Perrotti-Brown - robertparker.com
95-98

The 2017 Vieux Château Certan is a rapturously beautiful wine. Dark, sumptuous and seamless in the glass, the 2017 is going to tempt readers early. This is the first vintage that includes a bit of young vine Cabernet Sauvignon planted in 2012 to complement the old-vine Merlot and Franc that are the core of Vieux Certan. A wine of exceptional balance and purity, the 2017 dazzles from start to finish. There is an element of tension in the 2017 that is incredibly appealing. "We are back to Bordeaux," adds Alexandre Thienpont in reference to the personality of the year as compared to both 2016 and 2015. The blend is 81% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, aging in 70% new oak.

Antonio Galloni
Antonio Galloni - vinous.com - May '18
94-96

The 2017 Vieux Château Certan was picked in three passages through the vineyard, 12 and 13 September, 18 and 19 September and finally 25 September to 2 October. The yields are 37hl/ha with 14.2° alcohol and a 3.75 pH. It is the first vintage to contain Cabernet Sauvignon for several years. It has a very pure, Merlot-driven bouquet with black cherries, redcurrant and wild strawberry scents, just a hint of iris and incense in the background. The 70% new oak is nicely integrated here. The palate is medium-bodied with edgy tannin, a deep well of black and red fruit interwoven with allspice, truffle, white pepper and a little sage. This Vieux Château Certan manifests more complexity and profundity as it aerates, delivering genuine, spine-tingling mineralité on the persistent finish. It gains even more precision when I return to the property to re-taste it again. Tasted twice, ten days apart at the property.

Neal Martin
Neal Martin - vinous.com - May '18

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 £1,804.00 12x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 2017 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan £980.00 6x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 2016 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan £2,830.00 12x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 2016 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan £1,450.00 6x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 2015 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan £2,280.00 12x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 2015 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan £1,300.00 6x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 2014 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan £1,360.00 12x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 2013 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan £970.00 12x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 2012 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan £1,160.00 12x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 2011 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan £1,077.00 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 £2,300.00 12x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 2008 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan £1,200.00 12x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 2007 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan £1,104.00 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 £1,401.00 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 £1,706.00 12x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 1998 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan £2,450.00 12x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 1997 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan £960.00 12x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 1996 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan £1,356.00 12x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 1995 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan £1,640.00 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 £2,688.00 12x75cl