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 The balance and finesse to this wine are really beautiful with ultra-fine tannins and beautiful fruit. It’s full and structured yet so long and intense. It’s a wine that seduces you with every sip — already. Great selection here. Quite simply turbocharged at the end.

 
 

James Suckling

jamessuckling.com, March 2017

      This product is eligible for 10% discount when 12x75cl bottles are purchased (excludes En Primeur wines and all pre-mixed cases / special offers)
      Tasting Notes
      "It's been a real pleasure working with the Thienpont family since 1995, there was a time when we received allocations of VCC the wine was slow to sell out and over the first ten years I became the lucky recipient of a few cases in each vintage and I know first-hand just how beautifully Alexandres wines age. Over the past five vintages we have had to start and allocate the wine to regular buyers in 6 bottle lots." (James Nicholson, April 2017)

      "The 2016 Vieux Chateau Certan is a blend of 85% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc and 1% Cabernet Sauvignon. It has a very refined bouquet with blackberry, briary and morello cherries that are tightly wound at first, but open gradually with aeration. The Merlot is fully in control aromatically; this is not a VCC governed by the Cabernet Franc this year, consistent with the 2016 vintage. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grain tannin. There is plenty of dark berry fruit laced with hints of earl grey and bay leaf, a complex and cerebral Pomerol with a long, precise and (to put it banally) delicious finish. This is another outstanding wine from Alexandre and Guillaume Thienpont. Drink 2022 - 2060.
      Score: 95/97."
      ( Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (230), April 2017)

      "Sumptuous nose. Great lift. Real race and dancing stuff. Good structure and line. Nothing sweet or fleshy about this but lovely ripeness and nobility. Amazing persistence and elegance in claret mode.
      Drink 2025-2045.
      Score: 19."
      (9 Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, April 2017)

      "The balance and finesse to this wine are really beautiful with ultra-fine tannins and beautiful fruit. It’s full and structured yet so long and intense. It’s a wine that seduces you with every sip — already. Great selection here. Quite simply turbocharged at the end.
      Score: 98/99."
      ( James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, March 2017)

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      Wine Facts

      Grape Variety
      Cabernet Franc
      Grape Variety
      Cabernet Sauvignon
      Grape Variety
      Merlot
      Country
      France
      Region
      Bordeaux
      Sub Region
      Pomerol
      Vintage
      2016
      Colour
      Red
      Type (Still/Sparkling)
      Still
      Provenance (Old/New World)
      Old World
      Body Style
      Medium to Full Bodied Red
      Sweetness
      Dry
      Drinking Stage
      For Laying Down
      Drinking Window
      from 2022
      Organic
      No
      Biodynamic
      No
      Vegan
      No

      Please note product image may differ slightly from actual product received

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