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1986 Vieux Cht. Certan

Pomerol Bordeaux
Personally picked from a local cellar, wine was purchased upon release. M.B.
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Here is another ultraripe nose, showing dried fruits and treacle tar aromas. Full-bodied, with very ripe flavors of dried beef, raisin and spices, verging on rustic. Impressive palate. Yes, this is a little dry and tannic, even austere, but I love the opulence.—'89/'99 Bordeaux blind retrospective (2009). Drink now. –JS
Wine Spectator 93

Certain austerity and Medoc-like firmness has always fooled me with this wine in blind tastings. The color remains a very healthy deep ruby, and the nose of black currants, cherries, spice box, cedar, and mineral clearly seems more Medooc-like than Pomerol. In the mouth, its firm tannin is still present. The wine has a certain youthful vibrancy because of good acidity and outstanding purity. It is a young, still somewhat unformed, but very promising wine on the way up. Anticipated maturity: 2004-2016. Robert Parker 91


Item: Wine-247845
Year: 1986
Producer: Vieux Cht. Certan
Designation: Pomerol
Varietal: Red Wine
Region: Bordeaux, France
Wine Advocate: 91
Wine Spectator: 93