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    Château Vieux Château Certan

    About Château Vieux Château Certan

    Vieux Château Certan is one of Pomerol’s oldest and most exalted estates, having produced wine since at least the mid-1470s. Vieux Château Certan is regularly ranked by the world's press and international tasting panels among the very top wines of Bordeaux. A small estate by Bordeaux standards, this Pomerol estate has been considered one of the great producers in its appellation for a long time. One of the Thienpont stables, it can be considered a less flashy, elder sibling to the micro-cuvée estate Le Pin. For a wine which is often mentioned in the same breath as Petrus, the Grand Vin is surprisingly good value for money and the second wine, Gravette de Certan is very reasonable indeed.

    Viniculture

    Vieux Château Certan is an elegant Pomerol. It’s full-bodied, rich and offers ripe blackberry, plum, floral, chocolate and spice aromas. At its best, its texture is pure silk and velvet. The wine is effortless to drink, yet it’s complex and ages well. Yearly production is very small at only 4-5,000 cases per year, compared with about 25,000 cases by Lafite.  It is therefore rare to find full cases of mature vintages with good condition on the secondary market.  Mature vintages of well-scored Vieux Château Certain are great for both personal consumption or to hold as an investment.

    The estate also produces a second wine - La Gravette de Certan - which is made of “younger” vines up to 25 years old.

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    Prices: In Bond Inc. VAT
    Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
    La Gravette de Certan 2016 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £815.86
    2016

    La Gravette de Certan 2016 (12x75cl)

    James Suckling (95)

    Lovely finesse and clarity of ripe fruit, leather, spice and leaves on the nose and palate. Medium body, elegance and balance. It just floats on the palate. One of best ever of the second wine of Vieux Chateau Certan. Drinkable now, but even better in 2023.
    In Stock in France

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 95 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £815.86
    La Gravette de Certan 2017 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £434.87
    2017

    La Gravette de Certan 2017 (6x75cl)

    Vinous - Antonio Galloni (92)

    The 2017 La Gravette de Certan, made from the estate's young vines (under 25 years of age) is soft, open-knit and inviting. In this vintage, the Gravette is especially floral and perfumed, which gives it tons of immediacy and sheer appeal. Rose petal, sweet red berries, licorice and mint are all laced into the very pretty, nuanced finish. I would prefer to drink the 2017 over the next decade or so.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 10 92 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £434.87
    La Gravette de Certan 2019 (3x150cl)
    Inc. VAT: £421.67
    2019

    La Gravette de Certan 2019 (3x150cl)

    Decanter (94)

    Lovely soft spicing on the nose, liquorice touches and bramble fruits - gorgeous aromatics on show. Excellent clarity on the palate, this has a silky smooth texture with bright fruit flavours. Extremely youthful and brimming with energy. Fruit forward with cherry and cherry stone nuances. Really quite playful in the best way with charming fragrant touches from start to finish, - 2019 was the 'year of perfume' according to Alexandre Thienpont. So much to like here.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 3x150cl 4 94 (DC) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £421.67
    La Gravette de Certan 2019 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £384.47
    2019

    La Gravette de Certan 2019 (6x75cl)

    Decanter (94)

    Lovely soft spicing on the nose, liquorice touches and bramble fruits - gorgeous aromatics on show. Excellent clarity on the palate, this has a silky smooth texture with bright fruit flavours. Extremely youthful and brimming with energy. Fruit forward with cherry and cherry stone nuances. Really quite playful in the best way with charming fragrant touches from start to finish, - 2019 was the 'year of perfume' according to Alexandre Thienpont. So much to like here.
    1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 94 (DC) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £384.47
    Vieux Chateau Certan 1947 (1x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £3,304.80
    1947

    Vieux Chateau Certan 1947 (1x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (97)

    Tasted 7 Times With Consistent Notes
    As per photos Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 1x75cl 1 97 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £3,304.80
    Vieux Chateau Certan 1955 (1x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £1,783.20
    1955

    Vieux Chateau Certan 1955 (1x75cl)
    As per photos Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 1x75cl 2 - Inc. VAT: £1,783.20
    Vieux Chateau Certan 1967 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £1,696.07
    1967

    Vieux Chateau Certan 1967 (6x75cl)
    neutral wooden case / neck, provenance: french auction 1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 - Inc. VAT: £1,696.07
    Vieux Chateau Certan 1970 (1x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £314.68
    1970

    Vieux Chateau Certan 1970 (1x75cl)
    as per photo Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 1x75cl 4 - Inc. VAT: £314.68
    Vieux Chateau Certan 1979 (11x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £2,152.26
    1979

    Vieux Chateau Certan 1979 (11x75cl)
    As per photos Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 11x75cl 1 - Inc. VAT: £2,152.26
    Vieux Chateau Certan 1990 (1x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £390.00
    1990

    Vieux Chateau Certan 1990 (1x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (92)

    The 1990 Vieux Château Certan is drinking exceptionally well at the moment, although it does not quite possess the charm of the 1989. There is more primary fruit here than the previous vintage: black cherries, iodine and boysenberry, mingling with clove and tarry aromas that emerge with time. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin. There is similar depth here to the 1989 and yet the finish does not quite deliver the same delineation, although that cheeky dab of kirsch is pure delight. This is a great VCC, although I did notice that over a period of an hour, it fails to keep pace with the ever-meliorating 1989. Tasted January 2016.
    As per photos Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 1x75cl 2 92 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £390.00
    Vieux Chateau Certan 1993 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £1,626.94
    1993

    Vieux Chateau Certan 1993 (12x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (84)

    Disappointing following bottling, this green-flavored, herbaceous, medium-bodied wine exhibits spice and red fruit notes, but it tastes underripe and meagerly-endowed. Anticipated maturity: now-2006.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 84 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,626.94
    Vieux Chateau Certan 2006 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £2,924.14
    2006

    Vieux Chateau Certan 2006 (12x75cl)

    Wine Spectator (95-100)

    This has a beautiful core of berry, coffee and chocolate fruit. Full yet very balanced, with a velvety mouthfeel and a long, long finish. Extremely well made, with everything in proportion. Makes you want to drink it now. I haven't found many wines like this. 75 percent Merlot and 25 percent Cabernet Franc. Score range: 95-100
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 95-100 (WS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,924.14
    Vieux Chateau Certan 2009 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £2,872.07
    2009

    Vieux Chateau Certan 2009 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (100)

    This is a wine that had extreme intensity of electrifying tannins and acidity, with supercharged fruit. Full-bodied, yet agile and lively. It touches every taste bud on your palate. Chocolate mousse and fruit. I am lost for words. Legendary 1950 all over again. Try it in 2020.
    1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 100 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,872.07
    Vieux Chateau Certan 2010 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £4,052.14
    2010

    Vieux Chateau Certan 2010 (12x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (100)

    The 2010 Vieux Château Certan is deep garnet in color, and—POW—the nose opens as a complete spice-bomb, featuring notes of fenugreek, cumin seed and cinnamon stick over a core of Black Forest cake, plum preserves and blueberry pie with hints of fragrant earth and crushed stones. Full-bodied, rich and seductive in the mouth, it is laden with layers of black and blue fruit preserves, framed by super plush tannins, finishing epically long and perfumed.
    1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £4,052.14
    Vieux Chateau Certan 2011 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £910.07
    2011

    Vieux Chateau Certan 2011 (6x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (96)

    One of the stars of the vintage, the 2011 Vieux Château Certan was brilliant from barrel (I vividly remember tasting it as a student), and it is beginning to show all of that potential in bottle. Wafting from the glass with inviting aromas of mulberries, cherries, vine smoke, bitter chocolate, violets and spices, framed by a deft application of classy new oak, it's medium to full-bodied, velvety and layered, with terrific concentration, powdery tannins and a long, sapid finish. Even better, this terrific wine remains notably undervalued in the market today.
    4 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 4 96 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £910.07
    Vieux Chateau Certan 2012 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £1,106.87
    2012

    Vieux Chateau Certan 2012 (6x75cl)

    The Wine Independent (98)

    The 2012 Vieux Chateau Certan is medium to deep garnet-purple colored. It charges out with impressively pure, laser-precise, and intense scents of blueberry compote, chocolate-covered cherries, and warm plum, plus hints of cinnamon toast, dried roses, and forest floor. Medium to full-bodied, rich, and oh-so-classy in the mouth, the palate delivers velvety tannins and compelling tension, finishing very long and opulent. The blend this year is 87% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc, and 1% Cabernet Sauvignon.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    9-11 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 98 (WI) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,106.87
    Vieux Chateau Certan 2013 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £1,497.34
    2013

    Vieux Chateau Certan 2013 (12x75cl)

    Vinous - Antonio Galloni (90-93)

    The 2013 Vieux Chateau Certan is a wine of extraordinary finesse and elegance. Blue and purplish-toned fruits, violets, lavender, sweet spices and mint are woven together in a fabric of stunning beauty. The 2013 is translucent, weightless and simply impeccable throughout. Clearly, the structure is that of an average year, but the sheer beauty is that of a superb site. There is so much to like here.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 90-93 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,497.34
    Vieux Chateau Certan 2014 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £2,523.34
    2014

    Vieux Chateau Certan 2014 (12x75cl)

    Vinous - Antonio Galloni (97+)

    One of the unquestioned stars of the vintage, the 2014 Vieux Château Certan soars out of the glass with aromatic intensity, bright acids and finely sculpted fruit. Cool, intense but very much reserved in the style of the year, the 2014 exudes class. The flavors are intense and vibrant throughout. Dark red and purplish-hued stone fruit, lavender, mint and spice lead into the striking finish. The 2014 is just as impressive today as it was from barrel. As always, Vieux Certan has the rare ability to confer power without excess weight. The 2014 is a magical bottle. Readers who can find it should not hesitate. The blend is back to classic proportions of 80 % Merlot and 20 % Cabernet Franc.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 5 97+ (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,523.34
    Vieux Chateau Certan 2014 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £1,265.27
    2014

    Vieux Chateau Certan 2014 (6x75cl)

    Vinous - Antonio Galloni (97+)

    One of the unquestioned stars of the vintage, the 2014 Vieux Château Certan soars out of the glass with aromatic intensity, bright acids and finely sculpted fruit. Cool, intense but very much reserved in the style of the year, the 2014 exudes class. The flavors are intense and vibrant throughout. Dark red and purplish-hued stone fruit, lavender, mint and spice lead into the striking finish. The 2014 is just as impressive today as it was from barrel. As always, Vieux Certan has the rare ability to confer power without excess weight. The 2014 is a magical bottle. Readers who can find it should not hesitate. The blend is back to classic proportions of 80 % Merlot and 20 % Cabernet Franc.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 97+ (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,265.27
    Vieux Chateau Certan 2015 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £3,707.74
    2015

    Vieux Chateau Certan 2015 (12x75cl)

    The Wine Cellar Insider (100)

    Cherry blossoms, licorice, truffle, licorice, cherry liqueur and cocoa have no trouble getting noticed. But it is the voluptuous, decadent, opulent, unctuous mouth feel, with its velvet textures and 60 second finish that steals the show. A candidate for wine of the vintage, this is a future legend in the making.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 100 (WCI) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £3,707.74
    Vieux Chateau Certan 2015 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £1,982.87
    2015

    Vieux Chateau Certan 2015 (6x75cl)

    The Wine Cellar Insider (100)

    Cherry blossoms, licorice, truffle, licorice, cherry liqueur and cocoa have no trouble getting noticed. But it is the voluptuous, decadent, opulent, unctuous mouth feel, with its velvet textures and 60 second finish that steals the show. A candidate for wine of the vintage, this is a future legend in the making.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 6 100 (WCI) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,982.87
    Vieux Chateau Certan 2016 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £3,149.27
    2016

    Vieux Chateau Certan 2016 (6x75cl)

    Vinous - Antonio Galloni (100)

    I have been fortunate to follow the 2016 Vieux Château Certan almost from the beginning, starting with a tasting of several lots from barrel in early January 2017, in which Alexandre and Guillaume Thienpont showed me the wines in a sequence arranged by the year of planting of various parcels. Even then, it was clear, the 2016 had the potential to be a majestic wine. Now, from bottle, it is every bit as captivating as early tastings suggested it would be. Sweet red/purplish berry fruit, lavender, rose petal and spice infuse this exquisitely beautiful, layered Pomerol. Alexandre Thienpont adds that the harvest was saved by September rains that gave the parched vines just enough water to restore some of the balance that had been lost earlier in the season. Put simply, the 2016 VCC has it all.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 100 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £3,149.27
    Vieux Chateau Certan 2017 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £2,780.14
    2017

    Vieux Chateau Certan 2017 (12x75cl)

    Vinous - Antonio Galloni (98)

    Just as it was en primeur, the 2017 Vieux Château Certan is regal and soaring right out of the glass. Inky blue and purplish fruit, chocolate, licorice, lavender, spice and mint come together in a dense, dark and powerful Pomerol. The 2017 is an explosive, vivid wine of monastic beauty. In this vintage, VCC is especially dark and somber, which adds to a real feeling of mysterious beauty. It is a towering achievement from Alexandre and Guillaume Thienpont.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 15 98 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,780.14
    Vieux Chateau Certan 2017 (3x150cl)
    Inc. VAT: £1,399.67
    2017

    Vieux Chateau Certan 2017 (3x150cl)

    Vinous - Antonio Galloni (98)

    Just as it was en primeur, the 2017 Vieux Château Certan is regal and soaring right out of the glass. Inky blue and purplish fruit, chocolate, licorice, lavender, spice and mint come together in a dense, dark and powerful Pomerol. The 2017 is an explosive, vivid wine of monastic beauty. In this vintage, VCC is especially dark and somber, which adds to a real feeling of mysterious beauty. It is a towering achievement from Alexandre and Guillaume Thienpont.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 3x150cl 3 98 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,399.67
    Vieux Chateau Certan 2017 (3x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £711.84
    2017

    Vieux Chateau Certan 2017 (3x75cl)

    Vinous - Antonio Galloni (98)

    Just as it was en primeur, the 2017 Vieux Château Certan is regal and soaring right out of the glass. Inky blue and purplish fruit, chocolate, licorice, lavender, spice and mint come together in a dense, dark and powerful Pomerol. The 2017 is an explosive, vivid wine of monastic beauty. In this vintage, VCC is especially dark and somber, which adds to a real feeling of mysterious beauty. It is a towering achievement from Alexandre and Guillaume Thienpont.
    Estimated Arrival to France:
    10-12 weeks

    Bordeaux 3x75cl 1 98 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £711.84
    Vieux Chateau Certan 2017 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £1,160.27
    2017

    Vieux Chateau Certan 2017 (6x75cl)

    Vinous - Antonio Galloni (98)

    Just as it was en primeur, the 2017 Vieux Château Certan is regal and soaring right out of the glass. Inky blue and purplish fruit, chocolate, licorice, lavender, spice and mint come together in a dense, dark and powerful Pomerol. The 2017 is an explosive, vivid wine of monastic beauty. In this vintage, VCC is especially dark and somber, which adds to a real feeling of mysterious beauty. It is a towering achievement from Alexandre and Guillaume Thienpont.
    In Stock in France

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 98 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,160.27
    Vieux Chateau Certan 2018 (1x300cl)
    Inc. VAT: £1,707.52
    2018

    Vieux Chateau Certan 2018 (1x300cl)

    Wine Advocate (99+)

    The 2018 Vieux Château Certan is composed of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc, weighing in with 14.4% alcohol and an IPT (total polyphenol index) of 77. Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the nose is locked down tight at this youthful stage, requiring a lot of patient swirling to release a profound powerhouse of a perfume: preserved plums, blueberry compote, ripe black cherries and boysenberries, leading to suggestions of Indian spices, lilacs, espresso and licorice, plus a waft of sandalwood. The medium to full-bodied palate has an amazing sense of cohesiveness. There are no edges to the seamless flow of exquisitely fine-grained tannins and perfectly knit acidity, beautifully framing the blue and black fruits, which are at once elegant and also so, so rich. It finishes with many slowly lapping waves of minerals and exotic spices, which just go on and on. It is a wine that is, simply put, an experience not to be missed. Give it a good 6-8 years in the cellar and drink it over the next 30 years or more.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 1x300cl 3 99+ (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,707.52
    Vieux Chateau Certan 2018 (3x150cl)
    Inc. VAT: £1,679.27
    2018

    Vieux Chateau Certan 2018 (3x150cl)

    Wine Advocate (99+)

    The 2018 Vieux Château Certan is composed of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc, weighing in with 14.4% alcohol and an IPT (total polyphenol index) of 77. Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the nose is locked down tight at this youthful stage, requiring a lot of patient swirling to release a profound powerhouse of a perfume: preserved plums, blueberry compote, ripe black cherries and boysenberries, leading to suggestions of Indian spices, lilacs, espresso and licorice, plus a waft of sandalwood. The medium to full-bodied palate has an amazing sense of cohesiveness. There are no edges to the seamless flow of exquisitely fine-grained tannins and perfectly knit acidity, beautifully framing the blue and black fruits, which are at once elegant and also so, so rich. It finishes with many slowly lapping waves of minerals and exotic spices, which just go on and on. It is a wine that is, simply put, an experience not to be missed. Give it a good 6-8 years in the cellar and drink it over the next 30 years or more.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 3x150cl 1 99+ (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,679.27
    Vieux Chateau Certan 2018 (3x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £1,105.44
    2018

    Vieux Chateau Certan 2018 (3x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (99+)

    The 2018 Vieux Château Certan is composed of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc, weighing in with 14.4% alcohol and an IPT (total polyphenol index) of 77. Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the nose is locked down tight at this youthful stage, requiring a lot of patient swirling to release a profound powerhouse of a perfume: preserved plums, blueberry compote, ripe black cherries and boysenberries, leading to suggestions of Indian spices, lilacs, espresso and licorice, plus a waft of sandalwood. The medium to full-bodied palate has an amazing sense of cohesiveness. There are no edges to the seamless flow of exquisitely fine-grained tannins and perfectly knit acidity, beautifully framing the blue and black fruits, which are at once elegant and also so, so rich. It finishes with many slowly lapping waves of minerals and exotic spices, which just go on and on. It is a wine that is, simply put, an experience not to be missed. Give it a good 6-8 years in the cellar and drink it over the next 30 years or more.
    In Stock in France

    Bordeaux 3x75cl 1 99+ (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,105.44
    Vieux Chateau Certan 2018 (6x150cl)
    Inc. VAT: £3,350.14
    2018

    Vieux Chateau Certan 2018 (6x150cl)

    Wine Advocate (99+)

    The 2018 Vieux Château Certan is composed of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc, weighing in with 14.4% alcohol and an IPT (total polyphenol index) of 77. Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the nose is locked down tight at this youthful stage, requiring a lot of patient swirling to release a profound powerhouse of a perfume: preserved plums, blueberry compote, ripe black cherries and boysenberries, leading to suggestions of Indian spices, lilacs, espresso and licorice, plus a waft of sandalwood. The medium to full-bodied palate has an amazing sense of cohesiveness. There are no edges to the seamless flow of exquisitely fine-grained tannins and perfectly knit acidity, beautifully framing the blue and black fruits, which are at once elegant and also so, so rich. It finishes with many slowly lapping waves of minerals and exotic spices, which just go on and on. It is a wine that is, simply put, an experience not to be missed. Give it a good 6-8 years in the cellar and drink it over the next 30 years or more.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x150cl 1 99+ (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £3,350.14
    Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
    La Gravette de Certan 2016 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £653.10
    2016

    La Gravette de Certan 2016 (12x75cl)

    James Suckling (95)

    Lovely finesse and clarity of ripe fruit, leather, spice and leaves on the nose and palate. Medium body, elegance and balance. It just floats on the palate. One of best ever of the second wine of Vieux Chateau Certan. Drinkable now, but even better in 2023.
    In Stock in France

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 95 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £653.10
    La Gravette de Certan 2017 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £349.00
    2017

    La Gravette de Certan 2017 (6x75cl)

    Vinous - Antonio Galloni (92)

    The 2017 La Gravette de Certan, made from the estate's young vines (under 25 years of age) is soft, open-knit and inviting. In this vintage, the Gravette is especially floral and perfumed, which gives it tons of immediacy and sheer appeal. Rose petal, sweet red berries, licorice and mint are all laced into the very pretty, nuanced finish. I would prefer to drink the 2017 over the next decade or so.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 10 92 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description In Bond: £349.00
    La Gravette de Certan 2019 (3x150cl)
    In Bond: £338.00
    2019

    La Gravette de Certan 2019 (3x150cl)

    Decanter (94)

    Lovely soft spicing on the nose, liquorice touches and bramble fruits - gorgeous aromatics on show. Excellent clarity on the palate, this has a silky smooth texture with bright fruit flavours. Extremely youthful and brimming with energy. Fruit forward with cherry and cherry stone nuances. Really quite playful in the best way with charming fragrant touches from start to finish, - 2019 was the 'year of perfume' according to Alexandre Thienpont. So much to like here.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 3x150cl 4 94 (DC) Read Review/Description In Bond: £338.00
    La Gravette de Certan 2019 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £307.00
    2019

    La Gravette de Certan 2019 (6x75cl)

    Decanter (94)

    Lovely soft spicing on the nose, liquorice touches and bramble fruits - gorgeous aromatics on show. Excellent clarity on the palate, this has a silky smooth texture with bright fruit flavours. Extremely youthful and brimming with energy. Fruit forward with cherry and cherry stone nuances. Really quite playful in the best way with charming fragrant touches from start to finish, - 2019 was the 'year of perfume' according to Alexandre Thienpont. So much to like here.
    1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 94 (DC) Read Review/Description In Bond: £307.00
    Vieux Chateau Certan 1947 (1x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £3,304.80
    1947

    Vieux Chateau Certan 1947 (1x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (97)

    Tasted 7 Times With Consistent Notes
    As per photos Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 1x75cl 1 97 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £3,304.80
    Vieux Chateau Certan 1955 (1x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £1,783.20
    1955

    Vieux Chateau Certan 1955 (1x75cl)
    As per photos Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 1x75cl 2 - Inc. VAT: £1,783.20
    Vieux Chateau Certan 1967 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £1,400.00
    1967

    Vieux Chateau Certan 1967 (6x75cl)
    neutral wooden case / neck, provenance: french auction 1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 - In Bond: £1,400.00
    Vieux Chateau Certan 1970 (1x75cl)
    In Bond: £260.00
    1970

    Vieux Chateau Certan 1970 (1x75cl)
    as per photo Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 1x75cl 4 - In Bond: £260.00
    Vieux Chateau Certan 1979 (11x75cl)
    In Bond: £1,769.00
    1979

    Vieux Chateau Certan 1979 (11x75cl)
    As per photos Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 11x75cl 1 - In Bond: £1,769.00
    Vieux Chateau Certan 1990 (1x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £390.00
    1990

    Vieux Chateau Certan 1990 (1x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (92)

    The 1990 Vieux Château Certan is drinking exceptionally well at the moment, although it does not quite possess the charm of the 1989. There is more primary fruit here than the previous vintage: black cherries, iodine and boysenberry, mingling with clove and tarry aromas that emerge with time. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin. There is similar depth here to the 1989 and yet the finish does not quite deliver the same delineation, although that cheeky dab of kirsch is pure delight. This is a great VCC, although I did notice that over a period of an hour, it fails to keep pace with the ever-meliorating 1989. Tasted January 2016.
    As per photos Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 1x75cl 2 92 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £390.00
    Vieux Chateau Certan 1993 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £1,329.00
    1993

    Vieux Chateau Certan 1993 (12x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (84)

    Disappointing following bottling, this green-flavored, herbaceous, medium-bodied wine exhibits spice and red fruit notes, but it tastes underripe and meagerly-endowed. Anticipated maturity: now-2006.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 84 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,329.00
    Vieux Chateau Certan 2006 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £2,410.00
    2006

    Vieux Chateau Certan 2006 (12x75cl)

    Wine Spectator (95-100)

    This has a beautiful core of berry, coffee and chocolate fruit. Full yet very balanced, with a velvety mouthfeel and a long, long finish. Extremely well made, with everything in proportion. Makes you want to drink it now. I haven't found many wines like this. 75 percent Merlot and 25 percent Cabernet Franc. Score range: 95-100
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 95-100 (WS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,410.00
    Vieux Chateau Certan 2009 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £2,380.00
    2009

    Vieux Chateau Certan 2009 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (100)

    This is a wine that had extreme intensity of electrifying tannins and acidity, with supercharged fruit. Full-bodied, yet agile and lively. It touches every taste bud on your palate. Chocolate mousse and fruit. I am lost for words. Legendary 1950 all over again. Try it in 2020.
    1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 100 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,380.00
    Vieux Chateau Certan 2010 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £3,350.00
    2010

    Vieux Chateau Certan 2010 (12x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (100)

    The 2010 Vieux Château Certan is deep garnet in color, and—POW—the nose opens as a complete spice-bomb, featuring notes of fenugreek, cumin seed and cinnamon stick over a core of Black Forest cake, plum preserves and blueberry pie with hints of fragrant earth and crushed stones. Full-bodied, rich and seductive in the mouth, it is laden with layers of black and blue fruit preserves, framed by super plush tannins, finishing epically long and perfumed.
    1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £3,350.00
    Vieux Chateau Certan 2011 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £745.00
    2011

    Vieux Chateau Certan 2011 (6x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (96)

    One of the stars of the vintage, the 2011 Vieux Château Certan was brilliant from barrel (I vividly remember tasting it as a student), and it is beginning to show all of that potential in bottle. Wafting from the glass with inviting aromas of mulberries, cherries, vine smoke, bitter chocolate, violets and spices, framed by a deft application of classy new oak, it's medium to full-bodied, velvety and layered, with terrific concentration, powdery tannins and a long, sapid finish. Even better, this terrific wine remains notably undervalued in the market today.
    4 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 4 96 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £745.00
    Vieux Chateau Certan 2012 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £909.00
    2012

    Vieux Chateau Certan 2012 (6x75cl)

    The Wine Independent (98)

    The 2012 Vieux Chateau Certan is medium to deep garnet-purple colored. It charges out with impressively pure, laser-precise, and intense scents of blueberry compote, chocolate-covered cherries, and warm plum, plus hints of cinnamon toast, dried roses, and forest floor. Medium to full-bodied, rich, and oh-so-classy in the mouth, the palate delivers velvety tannins and compelling tension, finishing very long and opulent. The blend this year is 87% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc, and 1% Cabernet Sauvignon.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    9-11 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 98 (WI) Read Review/Description In Bond: £909.00
    Vieux Chateau Certan 2013 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £1,221.00
    2013

    Vieux Chateau Certan 2013 (12x75cl)

    Vinous - Antonio Galloni (90-93)

    The 2013 Vieux Chateau Certan is a wine of extraordinary finesse and elegance. Blue and purplish-toned fruits, violets, lavender, sweet spices and mint are woven together in a fabric of stunning beauty. The 2013 is translucent, weightless and simply impeccable throughout. Clearly, the structure is that of an average year, but the sheer beauty is that of a superb site. There is so much to like here.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 90-93 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,221.00
    Vieux Chateau Certan 2014 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £2,076.00
    2014

    Vieux Chateau Certan 2014 (12x75cl)

    Vinous - Antonio Galloni (97+)

    One of the unquestioned stars of the vintage, the 2014 Vieux Château Certan soars out of the glass with aromatic intensity, bright acids and finely sculpted fruit. Cool, intense but very much reserved in the style of the year, the 2014 exudes class. The flavors are intense and vibrant throughout. Dark red and purplish-hued stone fruit, lavender, mint and spice lead into the striking finish. The 2014 is just as impressive today as it was from barrel. As always, Vieux Certan has the rare ability to confer power without excess weight. The 2014 is a magical bottle. Readers who can find it should not hesitate. The blend is back to classic proportions of 80 % Merlot and 20 % Cabernet Franc.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 5 97+ (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,076.00
    Vieux Chateau Certan 2014 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £1,041.00
    2014

    Vieux Chateau Certan 2014 (6x75cl)

    Vinous - Antonio Galloni (97+)

    One of the unquestioned stars of the vintage, the 2014 Vieux Château Certan soars out of the glass with aromatic intensity, bright acids and finely sculpted fruit. Cool, intense but very much reserved in the style of the year, the 2014 exudes class. The flavors are intense and vibrant throughout. Dark red and purplish-hued stone fruit, lavender, mint and spice lead into the striking finish. The 2014 is just as impressive today as it was from barrel. As always, Vieux Certan has the rare ability to confer power without excess weight. The 2014 is a magical bottle. Readers who can find it should not hesitate. The blend is back to classic proportions of 80 % Merlot and 20 % Cabernet Franc.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 97+ (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,041.00
    Vieux Chateau Certan 2015 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £3,063.00
    2015

    Vieux Chateau Certan 2015 (12x75cl)

    The Wine Cellar Insider (100)

    Cherry blossoms, licorice, truffle, licorice, cherry liqueur and cocoa have no trouble getting noticed. But it is the voluptuous, decadent, opulent, unctuous mouth feel, with its velvet textures and 60 second finish that steals the show. A candidate for wine of the vintage, this is a future legend in the making.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 100 (WCI) Read Review/Description In Bond: £3,063.00
    Vieux Chateau Certan 2015 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £1,639.00
    2015

    Vieux Chateau Certan 2015 (6x75cl)

    The Wine Cellar Insider (100)

    Cherry blossoms, licorice, truffle, licorice, cherry liqueur and cocoa have no trouble getting noticed. But it is the voluptuous, decadent, opulent, unctuous mouth feel, with its velvet textures and 60 second finish that steals the show. A candidate for wine of the vintage, this is a future legend in the making.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 6 100 (WCI) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,639.00
    Vieux Chateau Certan 2016 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £2,611.00
    2016

    Vieux Chateau Certan 2016 (6x75cl)

    Vinous - Antonio Galloni (100)

    I have been fortunate to follow the 2016 Vieux Château Certan almost from the beginning, starting with a tasting of several lots from barrel in early January 2017, in which Alexandre and Guillaume Thienpont showed me the wines in a sequence arranged by the year of planting of various parcels. Even then, it was clear, the 2016 had the potential to be a majestic wine. Now, from bottle, it is every bit as captivating as early tastings suggested it would be. Sweet red/purplish berry fruit, lavender, rose petal and spice infuse this exquisitely beautiful, layered Pomerol. Alexandre Thienpont adds that the harvest was saved by September rains that gave the parched vines just enough water to restore some of the balance that had been lost earlier in the season. Put simply, the 2016 VCC has it all.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 100 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,611.00
    Vieux Chateau Certan 2017 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £2,290.00
    2017

    Vieux Chateau Certan 2017 (12x75cl)

    Vinous - Antonio Galloni (98)

    Just as it was en primeur, the 2017 Vieux Château Certan is regal and soaring right out of the glass. Inky blue and purplish fruit, chocolate, licorice, lavender, spice and mint come together in a dense, dark and powerful Pomerol. The 2017 is an explosive, vivid wine of monastic beauty. In this vintage, VCC is especially dark and somber, which adds to a real feeling of mysterious beauty. It is a towering achievement from Alexandre and Guillaume Thienpont.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 15 98 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,290.00
    Vieux Chateau Certan 2017 (3x150cl)
    In Bond: £1,153.00
    2017

    Vieux Chateau Certan 2017 (3x150cl)

    Vinous - Antonio Galloni (98)

    Just as it was en primeur, the 2017 Vieux Château Certan is regal and soaring right out of the glass. Inky blue and purplish fruit, chocolate, licorice, lavender, spice and mint come together in a dense, dark and powerful Pomerol. The 2017 is an explosive, vivid wine of monastic beauty. In this vintage, VCC is especially dark and somber, which adds to a real feeling of mysterious beauty. It is a towering achievement from Alexandre and Guillaume Thienpont.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 3x150cl 3 98 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,153.00
    Vieux Chateau Certan 2017 (3x75cl)
    In Bond: £586.50
    2017

    Vieux Chateau Certan 2017 (3x75cl)

    Vinous - Antonio Galloni (98)

    Just as it was en primeur, the 2017 Vieux Château Certan is regal and soaring right out of the glass. Inky blue and purplish fruit, chocolate, licorice, lavender, spice and mint come together in a dense, dark and powerful Pomerol. The 2017 is an explosive, vivid wine of monastic beauty. In this vintage, VCC is especially dark and somber, which adds to a real feeling of mysterious beauty. It is a towering achievement from Alexandre and Guillaume Thienpont.
    Estimated Arrival to France:
    10-12 weeks

    Bordeaux 3x75cl 1 98 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description In Bond: £586.50
    Vieux Chateau Certan 2017 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £953.50
    2017

    Vieux Chateau Certan 2017 (6x75cl)

    Vinous - Antonio Galloni (98)

    Just as it was en primeur, the 2017 Vieux Château Certan is regal and soaring right out of the glass. Inky blue and purplish fruit, chocolate, licorice, lavender, spice and mint come together in a dense, dark and powerful Pomerol. The 2017 is an explosive, vivid wine of monastic beauty. In this vintage, VCC is especially dark and somber, which adds to a real feeling of mysterious beauty. It is a towering achievement from Alexandre and Guillaume Thienpont.
    In Stock in France

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 98 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description In Bond: £953.50
    Vieux Chateau Certan 2018 (1x300cl)
    In Bond: £1,414.00
    2018

    Vieux Chateau Certan 2018 (1x300cl)

    Wine Advocate (99+)

    The 2018 Vieux Château Certan is composed of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc, weighing in with 14.4% alcohol and an IPT (total polyphenol index) of 77. Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the nose is locked down tight at this youthful stage, requiring a lot of patient swirling to release a profound powerhouse of a perfume: preserved plums, blueberry compote, ripe black cherries and boysenberries, leading to suggestions of Indian spices, lilacs, espresso and licorice, plus a waft of sandalwood. The medium to full-bodied palate has an amazing sense of cohesiveness. There are no edges to the seamless flow of exquisitely fine-grained tannins and perfectly knit acidity, beautifully framing the blue and black fruits, which are at once elegant and also so, so rich. It finishes with many slowly lapping waves of minerals and exotic spices, which just go on and on. It is a wine that is, simply put, an experience not to be missed. Give it a good 6-8 years in the cellar and drink it over the next 30 years or more.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 1x300cl 3 99+ (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,414.00
    Vieux Chateau Certan 2018 (3x150cl)
    In Bond: £1,386.00
    2018

    Vieux Chateau Certan 2018 (3x150cl)

    Wine Advocate (99+)

    The 2018 Vieux Château Certan is composed of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc, weighing in with 14.4% alcohol and an IPT (total polyphenol index) of 77. Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the nose is locked down tight at this youthful stage, requiring a lot of patient swirling to release a profound powerhouse of a perfume: preserved plums, blueberry compote, ripe black cherries and boysenberries, leading to suggestions of Indian spices, lilacs, espresso and licorice, plus a waft of sandalwood. The medium to full-bodied palate has an amazing sense of cohesiveness. There are no edges to the seamless flow of exquisitely fine-grained tannins and perfectly knit acidity, beautifully framing the blue and black fruits, which are at once elegant and also so, so rich. It finishes with many slowly lapping waves of minerals and exotic spices, which just go on and on. It is a wine that is, simply put, an experience not to be missed. Give it a good 6-8 years in the cellar and drink it over the next 30 years or more.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 3x150cl 1 99+ (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,386.00
    Vieux Chateau Certan 2018 (3x75cl)
    In Bond: £914.50
    2018

    Vieux Chateau Certan 2018 (3x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (99+)

    The 2018 Vieux Château Certan is composed of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc, weighing in with 14.4% alcohol and an IPT (total polyphenol index) of 77. Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the nose is locked down tight at this youthful stage, requiring a lot of patient swirling to release a profound powerhouse of a perfume: preserved plums, blueberry compote, ripe black cherries and boysenberries, leading to suggestions of Indian spices, lilacs, espresso and licorice, plus a waft of sandalwood. The medium to full-bodied palate has an amazing sense of cohesiveness. There are no edges to the seamless flow of exquisitely fine-grained tannins and perfectly knit acidity, beautifully framing the blue and black fruits, which are at once elegant and also so, so rich. It finishes with many slowly lapping waves of minerals and exotic spices, which just go on and on. It is a wine that is, simply put, an experience not to be missed. Give it a good 6-8 years in the cellar and drink it over the next 30 years or more.
    In Stock in France

    Bordeaux 3x75cl 1 99+ (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £914.50
    Vieux Chateau Certan 2018 (6x150cl)
    In Bond: £2,765.00
    2018

    Vieux Chateau Certan 2018 (6x150cl)

    Wine Advocate (99+)

    The 2018 Vieux Château Certan is composed of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc, weighing in with 14.4% alcohol and an IPT (total polyphenol index) of 77. Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the nose is locked down tight at this youthful stage, requiring a lot of patient swirling to release a profound powerhouse of a perfume: preserved plums, blueberry compote, ripe black cherries and boysenberries, leading to suggestions of Indian spices, lilacs, espresso and licorice, plus a waft of sandalwood. The medium to full-bodied palate has an amazing sense of cohesiveness. There are no edges to the seamless flow of exquisitely fine-grained tannins and perfectly knit acidity, beautifully framing the blue and black fruits, which are at once elegant and also so, so rich. It finishes with many slowly lapping waves of minerals and exotic spices, which just go on and on. It is a wine that is, simply put, an experience not to be missed. Give it a good 6-8 years in the cellar and drink it over the next 30 years or more.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x150cl 1 99+ (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,765.00

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