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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.
87-89 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 1998
Excellent red-ruby color. Floral aromas of redcurrant and cedary, smoky oak. Pretty, fruity and harmonious, with moderate depth and fleshiness. Not especially sweet. A second sample from a less-charred barrel nevertheless showed a strong oak component and clean, black cherry-dominated flavors. This vintage should develop fairly quickly.
90 Points | Wine Spectator
85 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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