Vieux Château Certan 2004

  • Black fruit
  • Gastronomic wine
  • Wine for ageing
  • Color:Red
  • 13% 
  • 1.5L
  • Intensity
  • Classic

Loved - and sought after - by worldwide wine lovers, this wine is less powerful than a traditional Pomerol but acquires exceptional refinement over the years, combined with simply fabulous concentration and richness. More info

  • Quantity: 2 Bottles
  • Level: 2 into-neck
  • Label: 2 very slightly marked label
  • Country/Region: Bordeaux
  • Appellation/Wine: Pomerol
  • Producer/Owner: Famille Thienpont
  • More information....

Vieux Château Certan serve at a temperature of 16°C. It will pair perfectly with the following dishes: Lièvre à la royale, Rôti de veau, Tournedos Rossini.

Peak: Drink until 2025

  • Vintage score: 15/20
  • What the experts say...

    "This wine has a very pure nose with peppery Cabernet Franc as well as touches of tar and roasted chestnuts inflecting the black fruits. The palate is medium-bodied, very good weight, with acidity and a slight hardness on the relatively dry finish."(...)N. Martin / R. Parker (11/2008)

    Lot presentation
    Vieux Château Certan

    Cuvée presentation

    The unusual proportions of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon make Vieux Château Certan firmer when young and at primeur tastings. As the years go by, however, it makes good the gap and acquires exceptional refinement, combined with simply fabulous concentration and richness. A superb Pomerol which lives up to the legend.

    Information about domain Vieux Château Certan

    Perfectly positioned in the centre of the Pomerol plateau, with a single block of vines, Vieux Château Certan rubs shoulders with prestigious neighbours such as Petrus, La Conseillante, L'Evangile, and also Certan de May. The domaine was created following the division of the property in 1858. At that time, Charles de Bousquet, the new owner of Vieux Château Certan, undertook the reconstruction of the château, which still stands out today from the relatively simple residences so common in Pomerol. Vieux Château Certan was bought by Georges Thienpont in 1924. This family of Belgian wine merchants, who have been responsible for the renaissance of Le Pin's exceptional terroir (a precursor of the so-called garage wines), is still in control of the property, represented by Alexandre, Georges Thienpont's grandson. The vineyard lies on a subsoil that combines clay with the famous iron residues of Pomerol's plateau that are so characteristic of the Petrus terroir, and a substantial quantity of gravel, lending the wine a rare elegance and aromas with a refinement reminiscent of the great wines of the Médoc. After manual harvests, a particularly meticulous vinification is carried out, with separate oak vats for each grape variety. The wines are then matured in new oak barrels for 18 to 22 months.

    Detailed characteristics

    • Quantity: 2 Bottles
    • Level: 2 into-neck
    • Label: 2 very slightly marked label
    • Origin: Private individual
    • Recoverable VAT: No
    • Original Wooden Case / Original Case: No
    • French customs seal: yes
    • Alcohol percentage: 13 %
    • Country/Region: Bordeaux
    • Appellation/Wine: Pomerol
    • Producer/Owner: Famille Thienpont
    • Vintage: 2004
    • Color: Red
    • Peak: Drink until 2025
    • Service temperature: 16°
    • Viticulture: Conventional 
    • Size (in ha): 14
    • Volume: 50000 bottles
    • Intensity: Classic
    • Dominant aroma: Black fruit
    • Tasting occasion: Gastronomic wine
    • Grape variety: 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet franc

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    Vieux Château Certan 2004

    iDealwine Price(1) corresponds to the hammer price and the buyer's premium charged by the auctioneer. (1)Bottle format