Vieux Chateau Certan - Pomerol
Vieux Chateau Certan - Pomerol
Das Vieux Chateau Certan ist das älteste bekannteste Weingut in Pomerol. Seine Gründung geht bis in das 16. Jahrhundert zurück, als sich die schottische Familie Demay hier niederliess. Es wurde 1924 von George Thienpont, einem Weinhändler aus Etikhove in Belgien, gekauft und wird seit 1957 von der Societe civile ( GbR) seiner Erben verwaltet.
Die zusammenhängenden Weinberge von Vieux Chateau Certan liegen in der Mitte des Plateau von Pomerol, das weltweit für seine grossen Weine berühmt ist. Der für Pomerol sehr hohe Anteil an Cabernet Franc und Cabernet Sauvignon ist absolut aussergewöhnlich. Er wurde traditionsgemäss beibehalten, obgleich sich die anderen Weingüter für einen fast ausschliesslichen Anbau von Merlot enschieden haben, der in den ersten Jahren der Reifung schmeichelndere Weine erzeugt. Wie die grössten Medoc Weine benötigt der Vieux Chateau Certan zehn bis fünfzehn Jahre, bis er seine unnachahmliche Finesse, seine Eleganz und seine Rasse erreicht. Er wird ausschliesslich über die Weinmakler und -händler des Handelsplatzes Bordeaux verkauft und von ihnen in der ganzen Welt vertrieben.

Vieux Chateau Certan 2016 Pomerol

100 Punkte Vinous für den Vieux Chateau Certan 2016Vinous / Neal Martin Januar 2019:

The 2016 Vieux Château Certan is the first vintage to be entirely bottled by the estate’s own bottling machine (just in case that ever comes up in a wine quiz). Alexandre Thienpont mentioned that he assiduously left out the stressed vines. and he places this above his more hedonistic 2015. The wine takes a few minutes to open in the glass. but boy. is it worth the wait: it reveals pixelated red fruit (crushed strawberry and raspberry) and crushed stone. plus a hint of graphite emanating from the Cabernets. The palate is medium-bodied with fine. slightly chalky tannin that frames pure black and red fruit infused with graphite and almost flint-like notes. This is one of the most mineral-driven VCCs that I have encountered in over 20 years. with dizzying precision on the finish. A very intellectual Pomerol. in the realm of the profound.

100 Parker Punkte für den Vieux Chateau Certan 2016 PomerolLisa Perrotti Brown am 30.11.2018

The 2016 Vieux Château Certan is blended of 85% Merlot. 14% Cabernet Franc and 1% Cabernet Sauvignon. Deep garnet-purple in color. it leaps from the glass with pristine. vivid notions of candied violets. chocolate-covered cherries. blackberry compote and mulberries with fragrant touches of raspberry leaves. crushed rocks. licorice. cumin seed and yeast extract plus a waft of red roses. Medium to full-bodied and beautifully elegant. the palate builds from a quiet intensity to an incredibly well-sustained aria of crunchy red and black cherries notes plus tons of floral undertones. framed by exquisitely soft yet firm tannins and seamless freshness. finishing very long with lingering mineral and floral sparks. How does this 2016 compare to the also amazing 2015 vintage? Stylistically they are very different. as my notes on each should convey. but beyond this I am struck by the incredible harmony and seamlessness of the 2016 along with its amazing depth and energy this year. Bravo!

Bottled at the beginning of June 2018 using a new. dedicated on-site bottling line. this 2016 vintage of Vieux Château Certan is the most hauntingly vivid and achingly beautiful expression of this vineyard I have ever tasted. When I asked Alexandre Thienpont and his son Guillaume about how they came to achieve such a remarkable wine. they explained the extraordinary efforts taken this year. “We worked a lot this year on vigor.” Alexandre explained. “Tannin ripeness was the key. Finally. the rains in September gave the vines enough energy to push the tannins through.” Other measures included deleafing in two passes. crop thinning and meticulous sorting in the vineyards and winery. “We marked the vines that suffered from the dry conditions and did not include them in blends.” The results of this duo’s extraordinary efforts combined with an already great growing season is pure perfection that will make your heart race from the moment you take that first transfixing sniff.

100 Punkte Vinous für den Vieux Chateau Certan 2016Antonio / Antonio Galloni Januar 2019:

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.

99 Sucklingpunkte für den Vieux Chateau Certan 2016 PomerolJames Suckling Januar 2019:

The ripeness in this wine is incredibly balanced and perfect with plum and orange-peel character. buttressed by the ripe seeds of the grapes that give a hazelnut and coffee undertone. Turns to violets. Full body with firm and very sexy tannins that are perfectly balanced and polished. Some chocolate and dried black tea-leaf character in the aftertaste. Wonderful finish. Needs five to six years to soften. but already a joy to experience. Try after 2025.
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Vieux Chateau Certan 2017 Pomerol

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98 Punkte vom Wine Advocate für den Vieux Chateau Certan 2017 PomerolLisa Perrotti Brown im März 2020:

Composed of 80% Merlot. 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. the 2017 Vieux Château Certan sports a deep garnet-purple color. No mincing about. the bouquet absolutely prances out of the glass with stunning scents of candied violets. chocolate-covered cherries. roses and eucalyptus over a core of black plum preserves. mulberries. black raspberries and blueberry pie plus wafts of licorice. iron ore and truffles. Medium to full-bodied. the palate has fantastic balance and expression. with very fine-grained. silt-like tannins and well-knit freshness. finishing with epic length and perfume.
98 Sucklingpunkte für den Vieux Chateau Certan 2017 Pomerol James Suckling bewertet den Vieux Chateau Certan 2017 Pomerol im Dezember 2019:

The purity and complexity is so mesmerizing for 2017. Raspberries and black fruit with sweet-tobacco and blood-orange undertones. Medium to full body. The tannins are so polished and pure and push out the edges on the wine. Fresh and pretty. Deep. Needs two or three years to perfect it. Try after 2023.

98 Punkte vom Winespectator fuer den James Molesworth bewertet den Vieux Chateau Certan 2017 in der März Ausgabe 2020 wie folgt: 

This delivers a terrific rush of raspberry ganache and steeped plum fruit that holds center stage throughout. flanked by singed apple wood and dried anise notes and backed on the finish by hints of Lapsang souchong tea. warm fruitcake and mineral. A step ahead of the pack in this vintage. Merlot. Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best from 2022 through 2040. 3.666 cases made.—J.M
98 Punkte vom Vinous-Team für denAntonio Galloni im März 2020:

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.

229,00 EUR
305,33 EUR pro l
inkl. 19% MwSt. zzgl. Versand
Vieux Chateau Certan 2018 Pomerol

99-100 Sucklingpunkte für den Vieux Chateau Certan 2018 PomerolJames Suckling bewertet den Vieux Chateau Certan 2018 Pomerol wie folgt:

This is a significant VCC with masses of fruit and juicy tannins. It’s fresh. but impresses you with the rich and powerful fruit. A tower of a wine. Incredible depth and density. Thick and muscular. It is 30 per cent cabernet franc. the rest merlot.

97-100 Punkte vom Wine Advocate für den Vieux Chateau Certan 2018 PomerolLisa Perrotti Brown bewertet den Vieux Chateau Certan 2018 Pomerol wie folgt:

The 2018 Vieux Château Certan is a blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc. Yields were 40 hectoliters per hectare. The wine has a pH of 3.78. 14.4% alcohol and an IPT (total polyphenol index) of 77. Medium to deep garnet-purple—it has a very vibrant color—it drifts effortlessly out of the glass with wonderfully intense. beautifully delineated scents of red roses. black raspberries. kirsch and Darjeeling tea before the powerful. profound black fruits kick in: baked plums. wild blueberries. molten licorice and mulberries with touches of cigar box. cinnamon stick. tapenade and truffles. Full-bodied. rich. densely packed and revealing layer upon layer of red and black fruits with an incredible array of floral and spicy sparks. it has a high level of super ripe. incredibly fine. velvety soft tannins and fantastic freshness (not just from acid but from bright. crunchy fruit). It finishes very long. marvelously layered and with such jaw-dropping brightness from the fruit. the end is almost electric. Incredible.

94-97 Punkte vom Vinous-Team für den Vieux Chateau Certan 2018 PomerolAntonio Galloni bewertet den Vieux Chateau Certan 2018 Pomerol wie folgt:

The 2018 Vieux Château Certan is a very pretty wine built more on elegance. finesse and aromatic nuance. Relative to the recent past. the 2018 shows a much more mid-weight structure and less of the creaminess of either 2015 or 2016. Much of that is attributable to a blend that includes 30% Cabernet Franc. Lavender. rose petal. mint and blueberry fruit all grace the 2018. Far from an obvious wine. the 2018 is going to need a number of years to be at its best. as it is a wine of total understatement and class. Fine beads of tannin support the understated finish. In 2018. VCC is a wine of refinement and subtlety more than anything else. I don't see the same visceral thrill as in a number of vintages of the recent past. Perhaps that will come in bottle.

CB Weinhandel bewertet den Vieux Chateau Certan 2018 Pomerol wie folgt:
Cuvee:70 Merlot / 30Cabernet Sauvignon Erntezeitpunkt: zwischen 19. September und 9. October Alkoholgehalt: 14.40 Vol.% Ein Merlot Year. der Cabernet Franc hatte perfekte Vorraussetzungen bis zum Ende zu reifen. Dichte und kompakte Farbe mit einem undurchsichtigen Kern. Der Duft ist sehr komplex. reife Schwarzkirsche. Brombeere. Holunder und eine unverkennbare Cabernetwürze. kombiniert mit diese tiefgründigen mineralisch kühlen Minznuance. Im Mund ist der Wein ein wahres Gedicht. so balanciert. frische. sanft und doch zupackend. in jedem Moment mit neuen Aromeneindrücken. das Finale ist so pur. so definiert. Ein schier nicht enden wollende Nachhall. Alexandre Thiempont beschreibt ihn als einen intellektuellen und komplexen Jahrgang. wie es für Ihn der 1945er ist. und vergibt ihm 98-100 Punkte.

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Vieux Chateau Certan 2019 Pomerol

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97-100 Punkte vom Wine Advocate für den Vieux Chateau Certan 2019 Pomerol Lisa Perrotti Brown bewertet den Vieux Chateau Certan 2019 Pomerol im Juni 2020:

Very deep purple-black in color. the 2019 Vieux Château Certan slowly opens out to reveal a heart-stopping perfume of red roses. kirsch. black raspberries. violets and star anise over a powerful core of plum preserves. blueberry pie and boysenberries plus hints of cardamom. sandalwood and Ceylon tea. Medium to full-bodied. the palate is achingly graceful. featuring tightly wound layers of crunchy blue and black fruits with tannins so ripe and finely grained. you really have to look for them. The acidity here is absolutely seamless. and the finish explodes into an array of mineral sparks. Be prepared to fall head over heals for this one.
98-99 Sucklingpunkte für den Vieux Chateau Certan 2019 Pomerol James Suckling bewertet den Vieux Chateau Certan 2019 Pomerol im Juni 2020:

The nose is so beautiful. offering dried flowers. white pepper and other spices. Yet.there’s also bright. blue fruit. Tar. too. Love the depth of fruit here. The wine flows across the palate with so well integrated tannins. You just want to drink it. Glorious. The cabernet in this makes it almost Medoc-like. A blend of 78% merlot. 15% cabernet franc and 7% cabernet sauvignon.
96-98 Punkte vom Vinous-Team für den Vieux Chateau Certan 2019 Pomerol Neal Martin bewertet den Vieux Chateau Certan 2019 Pomerol im Juni 2020:

The 2019 Vieux Château Certan is deep in colour. It has a fabulous. very intense nose that explodes from the glass with billowing scents of black cherries. freshly shaved black truffles. raspberry and light rose petal aromas. The palate is so sensual and seductive on the entry. its creamy texture irresistible and completely disguising the structure underneath. Interestingly this VCC really comes into its own after 12-hours of opening. revealing more quintessential Pomerol characteristics and more grip on the finish. Alexandre and Guillaume Thienpont fashioned a brilliant follow-up to the glorious 2018.

232,90 EUR
310,53 EUR pro l
inkl. 19% MwSt. zzgl. Versand
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