1996 Vieux Chateau Certan 750ml

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1996 Vieux Chateau Certan
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International Wine Cellar | 90

Good medium-dark red. Vinous aromas of redcurrant, tobacco and smoky, nutty oak. Silky but penetrating in the mouth; an elegantly styled wine with good extract and a light gamey nuance. Finishes with firm but fine tannins and very good persistence. This and the '95 will make a fascinating pair of vintages to follow: the '95 is denser and more merlot-dominated, while this is downright suave.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 84

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Wine Spectator | 93

Decadent and rich, with wild mushrooms, plum and hints of citrus fruit. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long, long finish. Complex, with toasted oak, coffee and ripe fruit. It goes on and on. Wonderful. Big surprise. Get it. One of the best Right Bank wines in 1996.

Drink Dates: 2007-2007
Author: James Suckling
Issue: Web

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