2000 Vieux Chateau Certan Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 6L

  • WA 95
  • WS 95
  • IWC 93

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WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2003
...reveals notes of oak tapenade blackberries spice box licorice and vanilla. Deep medium to full-bodied and powerful with superb purity low acidity and high tannin...
WS 95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2003
This is real. Dark and brooding with chocolate game and berry aromas. Full-bodied and very silky with refined tannins and a long lingering finish...The 2000 is refined yet rich...
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2003
(70% merlot 20% cabernet franc and 10% cabernet sauvignon) Moderately saturated ruby-red. More merlot-dominated aromas of raspberry plum espresso mocha and game. Silky lush and thick with compelling flavors of boysenberry... (70% merlot 20% cabernet franc and 10% cabernet sauvignon) Moderately saturated ruby-red. More merlot-dominated aromas of raspberry plum espresso mocha and game. Silky lush and thick with compelling flavors of boysenberry bitter cherry and dark chocolate. Complex smoky lively wine finishing with strong torrefaction notes and lovely subtle persistence. The merlot component here goes through its malolactic fermentation in barriques.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pomerol
Vintage 2000

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.