Vieux Chateau Certan 2016 - Case of 6 Bottles (75cl)
The 2016 Vieux Chateau Certan is picked at 40.50 hectoliters per hectare, in three stages of picking: 3-7, 10-11 and 17-18 October. It has a high IPT of 82 and a pH of 3.77. 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.
Country/Region: France, Pomerol
Grape Variety: Merlot 85%, Cabernet Franc 14%, Cabernet Sauvignon 1%
Packaging: OWC - 6x750ml
Robert Parker: 95-97 /100