Red

1988 Vieux Château Certan

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Libournais
  • Pomerol
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Community Tasting Notes 26

  • danielk168 Likes this wine: 92 points

    February 20, 2019 - Surprisingly youthful, and what silky tannins, tasted blind, Bordeaux for sure but got the vintage all wrong, thought it was less than 20 years but the silky tannins should have point me in the other direction. A real classic and what a joy to drink this with friends who appreciate aged Bordeaux! Bravo!

  • maaike2 wrote: 94 points

    February 1, 2019 - What a surprise! Tempting in many aspects. Beautiful earthy notes in the nose. In the mouth the earthiness was combined with leather, cigars, against a background of freshness with notes of mint. Long lasting. A beauty! A noble wine.

  • rjpbath Likes this wine: 92 points

    April 15, 2018 - Splendid: I had been worried because of earlier tasting notes, but this was a very well cellared bottle and it was in its prime. Lovely bitter oranges and alcoholic cake. Glorious and memorable

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  • G_H wrote: 88 points

    October 3, 2017 - Quite some fruit left, fairly light, a bit unripe...

  • Cooky474 wrote: flawed

    December 10, 2015 - The nose was spectacular, but the wine was slightly corked sadly resulting in a disappointingly short finish with a slight metallic note at the back of the tongue. Nose of spices, leather, a little (red) fruit and rose (?) which soared from the glass. The wine had velvety-smooth tannins, and if the taste and length had been anywhere near delivering on the promise of the bouquet, then this would have been 93-94.

    Would love for there to be an opportunity to taste a flawless bottle.

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  • By Neal Martin
    A Century of Bordeaux: The Eights (May 2018), 5/18/2018 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson
    5/13/2015 (link)

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  • By John Gilman
    Jul/Aug 2009, Issue #22, Vieux Château Certan: A Legendary Pomerol Marching to its Own Beat

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1988
  • 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 Code 802236002634

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 12 (3%)
  • In Cellars 306 (73%)
  • Consumed 101 (24%)

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