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2001 Vieux Château Certan

  • 93 WA
  • 94 WS
  • 90 IWC
  • 85 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 60375-2001-750-3A

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90

    ($85-$120) Saturated ruby-red. Pure but reticent nose hints at plum, raspberry and chocolate. Juicy and sweet but rather closed in the middle palate. Very serious merlot here: this has terrific penetration and structure for a 2001 from the Right Bank. Finishes long and gripping. A very good showing, but this wine really needs seven or eight years of additional cellaring. St. Emilion
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2004
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    A brilliant effort from Alexandre Thienpont, this blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc is a deep purple-colored, fleshy, layered effort offering a sweet nose of creosote, incense, Christmas spices, plenty of red and black fruits, and hints of licorice as well as new oak. Rich, medium to full-bodied, with tremendous purity in addition to nobility, give it two more years of cellaring and drink it over the next following 15-18 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    Mid crimson. Pale rim. A bit gamey. Very mature nose. But lovely maturity and harmony on the palate. Not a shouty wine; very classical. Lovely delicacy. All seems tucked in there for good evolution. Fresh finish. A hint of warm bricks. Delicious wine but not a blockbuster.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

    Very subtle aromas of blackberries, chocolate and plums follow through to a full-bodied palate, with very silky tannins and a long, caressing finish. An excellent wine with great intensity for the vintage. Very long indeed. Winemaker and part-owner Alexandre Thienpont is a master. 4,000 cases made.
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Author: gd10102

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 353 bottles owned
  • 76 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 94
    (Out of 76 collectors)