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Lot 80

Vieux Chateau Certan
Pomerol, 1990
1 (1 x 1) 750ml
The estate’s history dates all the way back to the mid 1700 and Vieux Chateau Certan is one of the oldest Pomerol properties. Located on the top of the Pomerol plateau it is directly across the street from Certan de May and not far from Petrus, Lafleur and Le Pin. Having produced some of the most legendary wines from the mid 20th century, today VCC is widely considered in the top tier of all Bordeaux and quintessential Pomerol.

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The 1990 Vieux Château Certan is drinking exceptionally well at the moment, although it does not quite possess the charm of the 1989. There is more primary fruit here than the previous vintage: black cherries, iodine and boysenberry, mingling with clove and tarry aromas that emerge with time. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin. There is similar depth here to the 1989 and yet the finish does not quite deliver the same delineation, although that cheeky dab of kirsch is pure delight. This is a great VCC, although I did notice that over a period of an hour, it fails to keep pace with the ever-meliorating 1989. - Neal Martin eRobert Parker 92/100 (2016)

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Estimate: R 5 000 - 7 000 

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