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2008 Vieux Chateau Certan Pomerol
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About Vieux Chateau Certan

For the past 88 years, Vieux Chateau Certan has been owned by the Thienpont family. Alexander Thienpont, grandson of George, who acquired the estate in 1924, manages today. His hard work in the last 20 years has caused the estate to shine, lifting it from a period of shakiness in the '70s and '80s.

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2008 Vieux Chateau Certan Pomerol

Producer: Vieux Chateau Certan
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Merlot
Origin: France
Region: Bordeaux
Appellation: Pomerol

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92(+?) Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - July/August 2011

Bright red ruby.  Vibrant aromas of kirsch, chocolate, mint and tarragon.  Intensely flavored and juicy, with excellent precision and a restrained sweetness to the dark fruit and mineral flavors.  With its strong impression of energy, this is less easygoing than most 2008 Pomerols but built for a slow and graceful evolution in bottle.  Serious and strong:  I would not be surprised if this wine merited an even higher score by about 2020.

92 Points | Wine Spectator
93 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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About Bordeaux

Bordeaux is the planet's largest source of fine wine, the model for Cabernet Sauvignon- and Merlot-based wines around the globe. Bordeaux wines are considered by many wine connoisseurs to be the world's greatest reds.


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Merlot

Merlot enjoyed a surge in popularity in the 1990s as consumers suddenly discovered that they could enjoy aromas and flavors similar to those of Cabernet in a fleshier, softer wine with smoother tannins. A wave of Merlot plantings followed, frequently in soils and microclimates completely inappropriate for this variety, and the market was soon...
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