2018 Vieux Château Certan

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Libournais
  • Pomerol

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  • Marquis du Vin Likes this wine: 100 points

    December 11, 2021 - Just opened this... Reminds me of when I cracked the 2009 Palmer on release. What a pleasure to sip. Deep purple almost like licorice! Gorgeous sensations emerge tantalizing the mouth. Blueberries, kitsch and minerals. 3 hours later, things soften a bit with more pronounced flavors, the finish in dazzling. Currants emerge exploding in the mouth.Well balanced and silky soft. Probably the best wine experience for a young bordeaux ever! It beats the Palmer, as every bit of this tastes sensational. Medium to full body, and very rich indeed. Now mind you ... I have had Gravette '14 and '15. Have 2 cases of the '18. Those wines are close to the look and feel of this one, not as deep or rich, but as far as 2nds go, this has to be the best I've had in comparison to the Gran Vins. Having said that. load up on those which are 1/3 -1/4 of the price. We all can't drink Gran Vin every night!

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  • LiteItOnFire commented:

    12/11/21, 3:09 PM - Hey- great review but is the review of this for the Grand Vin or did you mean Gravette de Certan (which I agree blows the other vintages out of the water)? I move to drink the Gravette while the Grand Vin ages for 7-10 years

  • Marquis du Vin commented:

    12/11/21, 3:38 PM - Was the Gran Vin! You can drink it now - DELICIOUS!!!!

  • LiteItOnFire commented:

    12/11/21, 3:48 PM - I can’t wait. Had the ‘19 & ‘20 in July and they were killer. I know I will love this one. Thansk for jumping in early.

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