Classified Bordeaux: Pomerol

Rock and soil conditions on the plateau known as Pomerol are ideal for growing vines, but scarcely anything else. Where nearby the soil consists of surface limestone, here in Pomerol, that was scraped away many eras ago and replaced here by gravel, pebbles of granite and flint, intermixed with wind-blown sand and sometimes remnants of the limestone soil. These wines have a rich, ruby color, a suave, almost ‘animal’ bouquet, and a long, smooth finish.

  • Vieux Chateau Certan 2006

    Robert Parker (Wine Advocate #181 February 2009)
    Rating:96
    Drink: 2011- 2041

    "One of the top wines of the vintage is the exquisite 2006 Vieux Chateau Certan. A blend of 83% Merlot and 17% Cabernet Franc, it is a stunningly rich effort boasting an inky/blue/purple color as well as a gorgeous nose of forest floor, coffee, toast, and extravagant levels of black currants and blackberries. Hints of charcoal and flowers add to the wine’s exquisite character. What’s remarkable in this full-bodied wine is that nearly 100% new oak is used, yet the oak is largely drowned out by the wine’s concentration and complex personality. This full-bodied Vieux Chateau Certan should be reasonably approachable in 3-4 years but last for at least three decades. This great success merits kudos to proprietor Alexandre Thienpont. "

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