1998 Vieux Chateau Certan Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML

  • WS 95
  • WA 92
  • IWC 92

Reg: $275.00

$225.00

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Reg: $275.00

$225.00

This product is
out of stock

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WS 95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2001
A powerful wonderfully toned red. Like a great javelin-thrower. Lovely mineral berry and violet aromas with hints of new oak. Full-bodied with big yet silky tannins and a long long finish. Best after 2010. 3000 cases... A powerful wonderfully toned red. Like a great javelin-thrower. Lovely mineral berry and violet aromas with hints of new oak. Full-bodied with big yet silky tannins and a long long finish. Best after 2010. 3000 cases made. (JS)
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2001
A fine offering the 1998 has closed down but there is no doubting its fabulous potential. The color is a dense purple. The wine reveals high tannin huge body and classy black fruits intermixed with minerals spice box... A fine offering the 1998 has closed down but there is no doubting its fabulous potential. The color is a dense purple. The wine reveals high tannin huge body and classy black fruits intermixed with minerals spice box cedar and tobacco. A long persistent tannic finish gives this majestic effort a closed but formidable personality. Patience will be required. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2030.
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2001
...Cassis raspberry cedar lead pencil and spicy oak on the nose. Rich sweet and deep with firm acids giving grip and verve to the plum raspberry lead pencil and bitter chocolate flavors. Wonderfully concentrated lively... ...Cassis raspberry cedar lead pencil and spicy oak on the nose. Rich sweet and deep with firm acids giving grip and verve to the plum raspberry lead pencil and bitter chocolate flavors. Wonderfully concentrated lively and very long...
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pomerol
Vintage 1998

Label

With its brilliant velvety color, outstandingly rich aromas, and the depth and subtlety of its flavors, Vieux Chateau Certan is regularly ranked by the world’s press and international tasting panels among the very top wines. It has naturally good concentration and repays cellaring for several years before drinking.

Winery

Vieux Chateau Certan

Vieux Chateau Certan, sometimes referred to among Bordeaux enthusiasts as “VCC”, is one of the oldest and most prestigious estates of the Pomerol appellation. The estate is located in the heart of the Pomerol plateau, just a few rows of vines away from the bell tower of Pomerol’s famous church. The vines are planted on the famed Gunz terrace with soils made up of large, round pebbles together with different clays over an iron-rich subsoil.

The vineyard covers 14 hectares (35 acres) in a single block, and includes 60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. The Cabernet Sauvignon performs exceptionally well in this terroir and reaches perfect ripeness levels.