2010 Vieux Chateau Certan Pomerol
2011 Vieux Chateau Certan Pomerol
Reviewed by: Robert Parker, Jr., The Wine Advocate, 91pts
"Very deep and broad for the vintage, this sports ample toast and loam notes, showing remarkable polish and heft. A core of ganache, fig, boysenberry preserves and melted licorice waits in reserve. Offers a fleshy feel through the finish, with lingering loam and maduro tobacco details. Best from 2017 through 2032."
2012 Vieux Chateau Certan Pomerol (Futures)
2013 Vieux Chateau Certan Pomerol (Futures)
Reviewed by: Roger Voss, The Wine Enthusiast, 94 to 96pts
"The Vieux Château Certan 2013 is a blend of 92% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc picked from 30 September until 9th October at 22hl/ha. It has a lovely, pure bouquet with small red cherries, rose petals and mineral that has exquisite delineation, though it does not possess the profundity of a top tier VCC. The palate is precise on the entry, a little pinched perhaps but with aeration it unfurls nicely. There is great tension here: a streamlined VCC that has the precision of a Swiss watch and a sense of tension that Hitchcock would have been proud of."