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Vieux Château Certan 2016

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    Parker : 100 / 100
    J. Robinson : 18 / 20
    Wine Advocate-Parker :
    The 2016 Vieux Château Certan is blended of 85% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc and 1% Cabernet Sauvignon. Deep garnet-purple in color, it leaps from the glass with pristine, vivid notions of candied violets, chocolate-covered cherries, blackberry compote and mulberries with fragrant touches of raspberry leaves, crushed rocks, licorice, cumin seed and yeast extract plus a waft of red roses. Medium to full-bodied and beautifully elegant, the palate builds from a quiet intensity to an incredibly well-sustained aria of crunchy red and black cherries notes plus tons of floral undertones, framed by exquisitely soft yet firm tannins and seamless freshness, finishing very long with lingering mineral and floral sparks. How does this 2016 compare to the also amazing 2015 vintage? Stylistically they are very different, as my notes on each should convey, but beyond this I am struck by the incredible harmony and seamlessness of the 2016 along with its amazing depth and energy this year. Bravo!
    BordeauxPomerol
    Alcohol
    14.5

    Grape varieties
    Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Cabernet Sauvignon

    Dessert wine
    No

    Environment
    Sustainable viticulture

    J. Robinson
    18

    J. Suckling
    99

    Vinous - A. Galloni
    100

    Wine Spectator
    97

    Country
    France

    Wine certification
    AOC

    Vineyard
    Libournais

    Area
    Bordeaux

    Appellation
    Pomerol

    Color
    Red

    Producer
    Vieux Château Certan

    Parker
    100

    Allergens
    Contains sulphites

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