1986 Vieux Chateau Certan 750ml

France - Bordeaux - Pomerol/ Red / Bordeaux Blend   |     Watch

WS 93   RP 92   JR 18  
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Professional Reviews For This Wine


Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

Big, generous and concentrated, supple in texture underneath the firm tannins, with distinctive black cherry, vanilla and smoke aromas and flavors that hold their own against a strong background of wood.

Drink Dates: 1995+


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Bordeaux Book(1998) | Rating: 92

This wine is one of the finest efforts from Bordeaux's right bank in the 1986 vintage. The wine remains deep ruby-colored, with a complex nose suggesting cedar wood, fruitcake, Asian spices, roasted herbs, and black currants. In the mouth, there is moderate tannin as well as impressively concentrated flavors that roll across all the palate's sweet spots. Medium to full-bodied and rich, this 1986 admirably marries power with finesse. The wine is still youthful, but is soft and developed enough to be enjoyed immensely.

Drink Dates: 1996-2012
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: B1

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Jancis Robinson | Rating: 18

Excellent deep crimson colour and some gamey richness on the nose. Vivacious, lovely balance. Finer and more delicate than the Cheval Blanc. Fine-boned - yet slightly furry tannins.

Drink Dates: 2002-2012
Author: Jancis Robinson


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Average rating: 92, based on 3 reviews
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320 bottles owned by 85 collectors.

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Wine Varietal: Bordeaux Blend


Six varieties are permitted to be used in a red Bordeaux blend: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot, and, less frequently, Carmenere. Each lends a specific characteristic to the finished blends, most of which are dominated by large percentages of either Cabernet Sauvignon, which brings aromatics and age-ability, or Merlot, which adds softness and body. In the Bordeaux region, Cabernet blends are found on the Left Bank and Merlot on the Right.

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