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2011 Vieux Chateau Certan Pomerol (in double magnum)
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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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2011 Vieux Chateau Certan Pomerol (in double magnum)

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

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93 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - June 2014

Good bright red-ruby.  Expressive aromas of raspberry, cocoa, minerals and violet; very cabernet franc!  Juicy, sappy and intense, with sharply delineated if still youthfully imploded flavors of floral red berries and minerals.  Offers truly superb intensity and clarity, with harmonious lively acids giving the sweetly spicy red fruit flavors noteworthy penetration and cut.  Highly perfumed on the long, pure finish which features lingering violet notes.  This was my favorite wine of the Primeurs back in 2012 and subsequent retastings of the wine since then haven't changed my mind.

91 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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