Vieux Château Certan, Pomerol, Bordeaux, France, 2012
Drinking Window: 2019 - 2035
Great wine but doesn't quite hit the heights of 2011. 12% Cabernet Franc compared to 30% in 2011. Fresh, floral and fragrant on the palate and nose. Great purity and finesse on the palate.
(at Pomerol, 16 Nov 2020)
Drinking Window: 2021 - 2040
Still fairly closed even at eight years old, with a ton of potential if a little subdued on the opening. Blackberry, cinnamon and richly exotic spices, with the gourmet side of 2012 fully on display. Lots to enjoy here
(at London, 03 Mar 2022)
Drinking Window: 2025 - 2035
A blooming bouquet backed by a splendid core of multi-faceted fruit give this real class, which Left Bank wines often lacked in 2012. The highest proportion of Merlot (87%) since the 1985 vintage, which third-generation owner Alexandre Thienpont described as a ‘glass of perfume’. Still improving.
Vieux Château Certan