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2018 Vieux Château Certan, Pomerol (Pre-Arrival) SKU #1408033

Price: $349.99

WE 98-100 JD 99 JS 99
RP 99 DC 98 VN 97
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K&L Notes

96 points Neal Martin in Vinous: "The 2018 Vieux Château Certan is deeply impressive. It possesses one of the most intense aromatics that I can remember on a nascent VCC, bursting from the glass with intense black cherries, cassis and violets that are even more pronounced than when I first tasted this from barrel. The palate is exuberant, racing out of the blocks with precocious, intense black fruit wrapped up with a silky texture that makes it deceptively easy to drink. You would not pick this out as the subtlest VCC; instead, it is a long-term proposition, a comparatively opulent wine that may ultimately be feted as one of the appellation’s finest wines. Chapeau, Alexandre et Guillaume Thienpont!" (3/2021)

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Staff Reviews

  • Ralph Sands
    By: Ralph Sands
    K&L Staff Member
    VCC Definitely exhibits its Cabernet side in 2018. A statement of strength and elegance at the same time. Good dense fruit, so precise and focused with everything in perfect balance and harmony. An outstanding VCC that will benefit from some cellaring. 2.5 Stars Ralph Sands
  • Ryan Moses
    By: Ryan Moses
    K&L Staff Member
    A clear consensus for our team as one of the wines of the vintage. In fact, I'd go as far to say as there's no Bordeaux producer that can match the qualitative run that VCC has been on for the past decade. The aromas change and shift in the glass, highlighted by deep, pure red fruits. On the palate it is textured with a cutting acidity that reveals great precision and liveliness. It shows brilliant balance between the fruit and fine grain tanning. The success of Cab Franc in 2018 shows beautifully. It is still a work in progress at this early stage, but all the pieces are there for another triumph.


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