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2005 Vieux Château Certan

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / POMEROL
  • 95 WA
  • 97 WS
  • 92 IWC
  • 18 JR
  • 97 JS
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 60375-2005

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    ($200-$360; 80% merlot) Bright ruby-red. Very closed nose hints at licorice and nutty oak. Sweet and broad in the mouth, with a chocolatey ripeness but less energy and grip than the 2006. This is more mouthfilling, and more sexy today in the middle palate, but may ultimately be less complex. Or is it just more reserved today? Finishes with substantial tannins that call for at least several years of aging.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2008
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    A stunning effort from Alexander Thienpont, the 2005 Vieux Chateau Certan (a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc) reveals an inky/blue/purple color along with a rich, sumptuous perfume of black olives, lavender, roasted herbs, licorice, pain grille, and oodles of truffles as well as creme de cassis. In the mouth, hints of chocolate and charcoal also make an appearance along with good acidity, fabulous purity, and a full-bodied, powerful mouthfeel. In keeping with the style of this terroir, the wine is reserved and restrained, but deep. It should develop magnificently, and age for 30-40 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 97

    Shows violet, olive and sliced plum on the nose, with Indian spices and hints of cappuccino and chocolate. Complex. Very pretty and aromatic. Full-bodied, with wonderfully sweet fruit and chewy yet ripe tannins. Last for minutes on the palate. The best young red ever from this producer. 4,165 cases made.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    Tasted blind. Mid crimson. Fragrant, almost soapy nose. Lively, more transparent than most. A delicate touch. Great balance, with the fruit in tune with the tannin. Appetising. Classic style.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • JamesSuckling.com | Rating: 97

    This begins with a sexy roasted fruit character on the nose, then opens up to hints of spice, chocolate, wet earth, and dried flowers. The palate is incredible, with a concentration that builds, and a finish that remains agile and racy. Very defined and beautiful wine with great length and freshness. This still needs some time in the bottle. Pull the cork in 2018.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Self | Rating: 97

    Author: gd10102
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Consumed in filbert wedding, from a 3L bottle. The 2005 Vieux Chateau Certan (a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc) reveals an inky/blue/purple color along with a rich, sumptuous perfume of black olives, lavender, roasted herbs, licorice, pain grille, and oodles of truffles as well as creme de cassis. In the mouth, hints of chocolate and charcoal also make an appearance along with good acidity, fabulous purity, and a full-bodied, powerful mouthfeel. In keeping with the style of this terroir, the wine is reserved and restrained, but deep. It should develop magnificently, and age for 30-40 years. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2035. Complex on the nose, fresh and lively with some still quite dry tannins on the finish. A virtual palate scrub. This is much subtler than most
    Author: iTikki
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Still a bit closed in but, dispays balanced fruit and tannins to improve for a number of years
    Drink Dates: 2012-2020
    Author: Charles M71

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 802 bottles owned
  • 99 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 95
    (Out of 99 collectors)