Red

2005 Vieux Château Certan

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Libournais
  • Pomerol
Drink between 2016 - 2033 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 30

  • LWI wrote: 94 points

    December 16, 2018 - Lutefisk and BYO: Blind. dark berries, a hint of smoke, minerals, meaty; abundant tannin, high maturity to the fruit, violent structure, lots of stuffing, dark berries. Utterly promising. Guessed left bank.

  • fcxj wrote: 94 points

    July 21, 2018 - Ripe, voluptuous and welcoming. Floral, secondary aromatics jumping. Quite delicious.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • rashcar Likes this wine: 95 points

    January 13, 2018 - Very young still. Slow ox for 3 hours into wide decanter for 2 hours which needed. Nose of perfume with dark fruit and earth. Last glass was the best and where finish was prominent. Best in 3 years to 10 years.

  • lepetitchateau wrote: 95 points

    August 16, 2017 - Delicious despite being tremendously young - strangely it was not too young to enjoy. It has a lovely bright, deeply perfumed nose of dark chocolate and berries. I love the intensity and concentration, but the acidity and balance allow this to be accessible now.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • peterchoy wrote: 93 points

    August 6, 2017 - Appearance: Bright and clear, it is medium ruby in color, with thin garnet rims and legs.
    Nose: Clean, with medium (+) intensity aromas of black fruit of cassis, blackberry, dark cherries and ripe plum, oak notes of cedar, sweet spice of mixed herbs, mineral notes of earth, kernel notes of chocolate, maturity notes of tobacco. The wine is developing.
    Palate: Dry with medium acidity, the wine has medium (+) tannin of ripe and velvety texture, medium alcohol, full body and medium (+) intensity flavors of black fruit of blackcurrant, blackberry and dark cherries, maturity notes of sweet tobacco, sweet spice of mixed herbs, oak notes of cedar. The wine has a medium (+) finish.
    Conclusion: Very good quality Pomerol which is still fairly young from the nose, with good intensity and complex aromas, though there are signs of development yet it is not demonstrating its full potential. On the palate it shows great elegance, well-balanced with a robust structure of full-bodied wine, good concentration and a fairly long finish as well. Overall it is not yet at its peak but showing the promising elements for a great wine, ready to drink now but benefit from further ageing of another 3-5 years.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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  • By John Gilman
    Jan/Feb 2018, Issue #73, Always the Right Time For the Right Bank Another Compendium From St. Émilion and Pomerol

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2008, IWC Issue #138 (link)

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  • By John Kapon
    Right Bank and More, 2/14/2008

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2007, IWC Issue #132 (link)

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    May/June 2006, IWC Issue #126 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type Red
  • Producer Vieux Château Certan
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Libournais
  • Appellation Pomerol
  • UPC Codes 3540437501864, 400001746820

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 202 (4%)
  • In Cellars 3,638 (80%)
  • Consumed 685 (15%)

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