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Vieux Château Certan 2022

Pomerol AOC

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  • 98pts, Decanter, 2023
  • 98-99, James Suckling, 2023
  • 97-99, William Kelley - The Wine Advocate, 2023
  • 18, Jancis Robinson, 2023
  • 98-100, Antonio Galloni- Vinous, 2023

Vinous awarded 98-100 Points saying “a wine of tremendous sophistication and polish” and “surprisingly delicate and nuanced”. The Wine Advocate (97-99 Points) described it as “a magical wine of exemplary harmony and balance”. A super vintage.

Vinous awarded 98-100 Points saying “a wine of tremendous sophistication and polish” and “surprisingly delicate and nuanced”. The Wine Advocate (97-99 Points) described it as “a magical wine of exemplary harmony and balance”. A super vintage.

Beyond the Label

Tasting notes

Layers of gorgeous fruit, silken tannins, superb balance, huge length

Aroma

Blackcurrants, black cherries, dark chocolate, liquorice, iris, spice

Allergy information

Contains sulphites

Vieux Château Certan 2022

More information

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  • 750.00 ml
  • 31 December, 2052

Such was the quality in 2022 of the Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, that all the Cabernets at the château were used in the Grand Vin, unusual for an estate in Merlot-dominant Pomerol. Nevertheless, Merlot still makes up three quarters of the 2022 blend. As Vinous says, “the Cabernet is very expressive this year and so while it is a real Left Bank/Right Bank hybrid, it is, at the same time, quintessentially Pomerol”. This 2022 has a stunning expression of ripe black fruits while capturing the classicism of the vintage: “lots of life, balance and freshness” (Decanter). A sophisticated Pomerol, plush tannins, delicate and nuanced aromas, and a persistent finish. It will be accessible in its youth and have great ageing potential.

"Tremendous sophistication and polish. Surprisingly delicate and nuanced. The 2022 is magical" Antonio Galloni
Vinous, 98-100 Points
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