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2005 Vieux Chateau Certan Bordeaux Blend - France - Bordeaux - Pomerol - Red

France - Bordeaux - Pomerol

Red Bordeaux Blend
Score
95
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Drink Dates
Comm: 2012-2020
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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 138
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Source Jancis Robinson
Author Charles M71
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.5%
Tasted On 03/11/2012
Drink Dates 2012-2020

Still a bit closed in but, dispays balanced fruit and tannins to improve for a number of years

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Author iTikki
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 91.667%
Tasted On 11/03/2011

Consumed in filbert wedding, from a 3L bottle. The 2005 Vieux Chateau Certan (a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc) reveals an inky/blue/purple color along with a rich, sumptuous perfume of black olives, lavender, roasted herbs, licorice, pain grille, and oodles of truffles as well as creme de cassis. In the mouth, hints of chocolate and charcoal also make an appearance along with good acidity, fabulous purity, and a full-bodied, powerful mouthfeel. In keeping with the style of this terroir, the wine is reserved and restrained, but deep. It should develop magnificently, and age for 30-40 years. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2035. Complex on the nose, fresh and lively with some still quite dry tannins on the finish. A virtual palate scrub. This is much subtler than most

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Author gd10102
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 81.457%
Tasted On 09/30/2009
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