SOMMELIER@VINFOLIO.COM | 1-800-969-1961

More Vintages and Sizes of Vieux Chateau Certan:

Recommended For You

Loading, please wait...
1995 Vieux Chateau Certan 750ml
1995 Vieux Chateau Certan
France - Bordeaux - Pomerol
Red / Bordeaux Blend
1995 Vieux Chateau Certan
This wine is currently sold out.
You can also bid on this wine. Contact us to learn how.
Professional Reviews

IWC
90(+?)

International Wine Cellar Author: Stephen Tanzer Issue: Issue 78

Medium red. Sweet aromas of redcurrant, plum and smoky oak. Lush and sweet in the mouth, with a softer texture than the '96. Round and fairly full. Expressive red fruit and sweet oak flavors. The crop was bigger in '95 than in '96 but I find this wine equally concentrated. Finishes with thoroughly suave tannins and sneaky length.

Professional content appears courtesy of Vinfolio

WA
88

Wine Advocate Author: Robert Parker Issue: 115

Frightful bottle variation left me perplexed about just where this wine fits in Bordeaux's qualitative hierarchy. I tasted the wine three times since bottling, all within a 14 day period. Twice the wine was extremely closed and firm, with an evolved plum/garnet color, high levels of tannin, sweet black currant, prune, and olive-tinged fruit, and astringent tannin in the medium-bodied finish. Those two bottles suggested the wine was in need of at least 5-7 years of cellaring, and would keep for two decades. The third bottle was atypically evolved, with a similar color, but it was far more open-knit, displaying Provencal herbs, black cherry, and cassis fruit in a medium-bodied, jammy, lush style. I expect marginal bottle variation, but while the quality was relatively the same in all three bottles, the forward, open-knit example left me puzzled. I will report again on this 1995 after further tastings.

Professional content appears courtesy of Vinfolio

WS
92

Wine Spectator Author: James Suckling Issue: Web

Very subtle aromas of dark chocolate, light plum and dried flowers. Full-bodied, with fine tannins and a fresh fruit finish. Refined and caressing. Holding back. I prefer the '96. Hasn't evolved as well as I hoped.--'95/'96 Bordeaux retrospective.

Professional content appears courtesy of Vinfolio

 

Corporate Office1890 Bryant St, Ste 208San Francisco, CA 94110800.969.1961service@vinfolio.com

Napa Warehouse644 Hanna Dr, Ste EAmerican Canyon, CA 94503

Online auctions operated by Vinfolio, Inc. in accordance with CA ABC Act Section 23355.1(d) and Section 2328 of the CA Commercial Code. © 2004-2014 Vinfolio

Forgotten password
 
Enter your email and we will send you
your password