Vieux Ch. Certan 2012

Cult Wines Price: $2,985.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan, Vieux Ch. Certan, 2012

Tasting Notes Vieux Ch. Certan 2012

95-97

This is a Merlot year for Alexandre and his son Guillaume: the 2012 a blend o 87% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc and just 1% Cabernet Sauvignon (the latter due to a parcel being replanted at the moment.) The nose is very well defined and lively, real “energy” coming from the glass. There are crisp scents of blackcurrant, wild strawberry and a tangible stoniness – very expressive of its terroir. The palate is superb: real tension and purity here, crisp acidity, tensile tannins that lend this VCC edginess and race. The fruit is black rather than red with a sense of poise and superbly assimilated oak on the nervous finish. What a great Pomerol for the vintage! Tasted April 2013.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal May 2013
94

A dense VCC with beautiful fruit of chocolate, blackberries, blueberries. Full body and velvety, with lovely richness and balanced. So juicy and yummy already. A round and voluptuous young red. One of the top wines of the vintage but not quite 2011 VCC, which benefited from outstanding Cabernet Franc.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com, April 4th 2013
92-94

A top success, the 2012 Vieux Chateau Certan is composed of 87% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc and 1% Cabernet Sauvignon. Deep mulberry, plum and black cherry fruit notes intermixed with touches of graphite and subtle smoke lead to a medium-bodied wine with beautiful intensity, well-integrated oak, a velvety opulence and a long, impressively pure finish. A strong effort, it should drink well for 15 or more years. Alexander Thienpont continues to turn out brilliant wines from this property situated on the high Plateau of Pomerol. The harvest took place between October 1 and 11, producing 33 hectoliters per hectare. The 2012 achieved 13.5% alcohol, a pH of 3.8 and an index of polyphenols as high as the 2010, which was somewhat surprising. It is not nearly as powerful or rich as the 2010 or the 2009. All the old vine parcels of Merlot made it into the final blend.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #206

Vieux Ch. Certan Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Vieux Ch. Certan 2018 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan POA 12x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 2017 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan $3,503.07 12x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 2017 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan $2,008.00 6x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 2016 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan $5,558.89 12x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 2016 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan $1,087.00 1x150cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 2015 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan $4,802.62 12x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 2015 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan $4,845.00 1x600cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 2014 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan $3,885.00 12x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 2013 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan $2,260.00 12x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 2012 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan $2,985.00 12x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 2011 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan $2,263.07 12x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 2011 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan $1,390.00 6x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 2010 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan $6,842.00 12x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 2010 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan $3,217.00 6x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 2009 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan $5,547.00 12x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 2009 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan $2,713.00 6x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 2008 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan $2,912.85 12x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 2007 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan $2,174.63 12x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 2006 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan $3,627.00 12x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 2005 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan $4,167.00 12x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 2004 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan $3,015.00 12x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 2003 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan $3,636.63 12x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 2002 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan $2,533.81 12x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 2001 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan $3,800.88 12x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 2000 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan $4,898.28 12x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 1999 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan $3,454.33 12x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 1998 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan $4,555.35 12x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 1997 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan $2,241.41 12x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 1996 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan $2,804.55 12x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 1995 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan $3,183.59 12x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 1990 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan $4,558.96 12x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 1990 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan $425.00 1x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 1989 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan $3,540.97 12x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 1986 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan $3,107.78 12x75cl
Vieux Ch. Certan 1982 Chateau Vieux Ch. Certan $7,028.11 12x75cl