1998 Vieux Chateau Certan 750ml

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

WS 95   IWC 92   WA 92   JR 18  
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Professional Reviews For This Wine

Wine Spectator | Rating: 95

A powerful, wonderfully toned red. Like a great javelin-thrower. Lovely mineral, berry and violet aromas with hints of new oak. Full-bodied, with big yet silky tannins and a long, long finish. 3,000 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2010+
Author: James Suckling

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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

Bright ruby-red. Cassis, raspberry, cedar, lead pencil and spicy oak on the nose. Rich, sweet and deep, with firm acids giving grip and verve to the plum, raspberry, lead pencil and bitter chocolate flavors. Wonderfully concentrated, lively and very long. The yield here, according to Thienpont, was just 34 hectoliters per hectare.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 96

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Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

A fine offering, the 1998 has closed down, but there is no doubting its fabulous potential. The color is a dense purple. The wine reveals high tannin, huge body, and classy black fruits intermixed with minerals, spice box, cedar, and tobacco. A long, persistent, tannic finish gives this majestic effort a closed but formidable personality. Patience will be required.

Drink Dates: 2008-2030
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 134

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Jancis Robinson | Rating: 18

Relatively pale. Very very correct and taut. The left bank face of Pomerol. Glossy, correct. Very fine and muscular.

Drink Dates: 2007-2015
Author: Jancis Robinson

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Average rating: 92, based on 4 reviews
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1276 bottles owned by 201 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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