2021 Vieux Chateau Certan Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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VN 98 WE 98 JS 97 JL 97 DC 96 WA 95 JA 94 JD 94
VN 98

Vinous, February 2024

The 2021 Vieux Château Certan may very well be the wine of the vintage on the Right Bank. Intensely aromatic and nuanced, with exceptional balance, the 2021 is super-classy right out of the gate. Naturally, it doesn't...
WE 98

Wine Enthusiast, June 2022

(WE 96–98 points) The wine has freshness and a fine perfume that highlights the structure. There is a lovely velvet character to this wine, enhanced by the structure from the 20% Cabernet Franc in the blend. It is light...
JS 97

jamessuckling.com, May 2022

(JS 96-97 points) Medium to full body with a supple, textured and firm tannin structure. Velvety and perfumed with fragrant notes of flowers, cloves, plums and raspberries. Broad and layered. Very supple and evolving...
JL 97

TheWineCellarInsider.com, March 2024

In contention for wine of the vintage, and even better in the bottle than it was in the barrel, this gem pops with its display of flowers, spices, truffles, tobacco leaves, cherries, plums, and chocolate. The palate is...
DC 96

Decanter, April 2022

Ripe juicy strawberry, this has a gorgeous intensity on the nose, really fragrant and expressive, in a rich deep, heavily-scented way. You get the ripeness here with smooth, silky tannins giving depth and intensity on the...
WA 95

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2024

(95+ points) The 2021 Vieux Château Certan has turned out beautifully in bottle, unfurling in the glass with aromas of dark berries, cigar wrapper, black truffle, burning embers, mint and rose petals. Medium to...
JA 94

janeanson.com, January 2024

Skilful winemaking, with fragrant curling aromatics, gunsmoke, cigar. This is a year for taking the pleasure in aromatics, so make sure you give it time to open up, as there is a lovely structure here that curls around...
JD 94

jebdunnuck.com, April 2024

Harvested between the September 24 and October 6, the 2021 Vieux Château Certan is 77% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon (planted in 2012), raised in 65% new French oak. The alcohol hit 13.5% with a pH...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pomerol
Vintage 2021
Size 750ML
Closure Cork

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.

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.

Introducing the 2021 Vieux Chateau Certan, a Bordeaux Blend from the esteemed Pomerol region of Bordeaux, France. This wine exudes elegance and finesse, showcasing the exceptional craftsmanship of the renowned Vieux Chateau Certan producer.

In the glass, the wine reveals a deep, ruby red color, enticing the senses with its vibrant hue. On the nose, enchanting aromas of violets, rose petals, and sweet wild berries waft from the glass, accompanied by exotic spices, hints of orange rind, and a subtle touch of smoke. This aromatic symphony sets the stage for the sensory journey to come.

The wine gracefully coats the palate, revealing a medium to full-bodied texture that is both supple and enveloping. With a bright core of fruit, the wine showcases a perfect balance between elegance and intensity. The tannins are ultra-refined, adding a velvety texture to the overall experience. As the wine evolves on the palate, fragrant notes of flowers, cloves, plums, and raspberries emerge, creating a multi-layered and complex profile.

Notable wine critics have praised the 2021 Vieux Chateau Certan for its exceptional quality. With a score of 96 points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate describes it as "one of the finest wines of the appellation this year." James Suckling awards it 97 points, highlighting its velvety and perfumed character. Vinous awards it a staggering 98 points, calling it a "spectacular tour de force" and praising its vibrant and magnificent precision.

This wine is a blend of 77% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon, reflecting the classic Bordeaux style. It is aged in 65% new French oak, further enhancing its complexity and adding subtle nuances of oak spice.

With its refined structure, graceful complexity, and impressive length, the 2021 Vieux Chateau Certan is a wine that will captivate the senses and age beautifully for years to come. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for future enjoyment, this wine is a true testament to the excellence of Pomerol wines and the mastery of Vieux Chateau Certan.