1985 Vieux Chateau Certan Vieux Chateau Certan Bordeaux Pomerol France Still wine

1985 Vieux Chateau Certan

Vieux Chateau Certan

89Average Score
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It has been several years since I last tasted the 1985 Vieux Chateau Certan. Back then I remarked that I would not cellar it too long, although this bottle suggests that there is some mileage left yet. Served blind, I remarked that it was a 1985 due to the fragrant perfume on the nose, still almost Burgundy-like, though the presence of the Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc lent it subtle earthiness. The palate is mellow, fully mature but very harmonious. Whilst it does not have the depth or the flamboyance of the top Pomerols from this vintage, there is a sensuality to this 31-year-old wine and there is beguiling purity on the finish. It is just a joy to drink. Tasted December 2016. Mar 2017, www.robertparker.com

Neal Martin    Score: 90/100

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