A.O.C. Pomerol, Bordeaux, France
Vieux Château Certan, whose neighbours include Pétrus, has established itself as one of the most famous names in Pomerol – under Alexandre Thienpont, the third generation proprietor of this 14 hectare Pomerol estate.
“The VCC ’06 is open an expressive on the nose with bright red-berried fruit, redcurrant, cranberry, orange zest and crushed stones. The palate is medium-bodied, firm tannins, good acidity with very focused and poised on the long finish that unfurls beautifully with aeration. There is such a surfeit of finesse and joie-de-vivre. Beautiful wine from Alexandre Thienpont.” eRobertParker.com (Jul 2010)
Optimum Drinking Period: 2011-2041
Robert Parker: 96
Wine Spectator: 95
Stephen Tanzer: 94