1989 Vieux Chateau Certan

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Average critic rating : 89.0 points



The austere, light-bodied 1989 reveals an amber/orange edge to its color. Although the wine did not taste cooked, this bottle may have been exposed to inhospitable temperatures sometime during its sojourn from Bordeaux to America. In any event, I look forward to tasting another bottle, hoping this tasting was not an accurate representation of the 1989's quality. Last tasted 11/96.Robert Parker, Bordeaux Book, 3rd Edition # B1



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. James Suckling, Wine Spectator 2010

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Vieux Chateau Certan 1989
+£1,401.00     (+255.19%) Latest price:  £1,950.00
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