2016 Vieux Chateau Certan, Pomerol (750ml) »FUTURES«

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2016 Vieux Chateau Certan
Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Sub-Region: Pomerol
Grape Varietal: Merlot
Review Score: 100V, 99JS, 99WE

This is a FUTURES item. 2016 futures will begin arriving in 2019. 8 bottles available.

The 2016 Vieux Château Certan is a wine of extraordinary beauty. Rich, seamless and voluptuous in the glass, it exudes sensuality in all of its dimensions. Tasted as a hypothetical blend, the 2016 is less expressive than the separate lots were when I tasted them a few months ago. A rush of dark cherry, inky blue/purplish fruit, crushed rocks, lavender and rose petal infuses the creamy, voluptuous finish. The 2016 manages to be dense and rich, but with no excess weight. It is quite simply a remarkable wine.

97-100 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous (Apr 2017)

The balance and finesse to this wine are really beautiful with ultra-fine tannins and beautiful fruit. It’s full and structured yet so long and intense. It’s a wine that seduces you with every sip — already. Great selection here. Quite simply turbocharged at the end.

98-99 points, James Suckling (Apr 2017)

A higher proportion of Merlot than usual in the blend has given this fine wine its sumptuous character. In contrast, it has a classically perfumed character and fine black-cherry fruit. It is structured, with a firm base of generous tannins. Beautifully balanced, it is obviously for the long haul.

97-99 points, Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast (2017)