Fine Wine

May 2331, 2022
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LOT 641

Lot 641

VIEUX CHÂTEAU CERTAN 1999 (2) VIEUX CHÂTEAU CERTAN 2010 (1) WA 99

VIEUX CHÂTEAU CERTAN 1999 (2)
VIEUX CHÂTEAU CERTAN 2010 (1) WA 99
Lot 641 Details
VIEUX CHÂTEAU CERTAN 1999 (2)

Pomerol.
u. 2 x bn.

VIEUX CHÂTEAU CERTAN 2010 (1)

Pomerol.
u. bn. scraped & marked label.

The 2010 Vieux Chateau Certan, a blend of 86% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc and 6% Cabernet Sauvignon, tips the scales at 14.5% alcohol. Production was lower than in 2009 and the alcohol slightly higher, but the pH is 3.7, which is surprisingly reasonable given the lofty power and alcoholic clout this full-bodied wine possesses. Dense purple-colored , the 2010 displays a vivid yet astonishing array of spice box, red, blue and black fruits, crushed rock and spring flowers. The oak is well-concealed behind the lavish concentration and richness. Exceptionally pure, this unbelievable wine flirts with perfection. Unfortunately, there is 20% less of it than in 2009, and the tannins warrant a good 8-10 years of cellaring, as I suspect it could actually close down. This is another 40- to 50-year effort in 2010 that should elicit considerable interest from wine consumers. February 2013 Drink: 2023-2063 WA 99

3 bts.    per lot $800 - $1,000

Realised: $1,056
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

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