2011 Vieux Château Certan

Vieux Château Certan (Pomerol)


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It's Vieux Château Certan's purpose to produce wine in its purest and most natural form. From the moment the first grapes ferment until the bottling of the wine, no further products as yeast are added. This results in an excellent Vieux Château Certan 2011, which year after year receives great evaluations and critics from world wide renowned wine experts.

The 2011 vintage has been perfect for the grapes' development and ripening. A cold winter was followed by a warm spring and hot and dry summer. The rather low yields delievered small berries, that were well nourished by healthy vine canopies with maximum photosynthesis potential. 2011 brought a wine that is ripe, tannic, balanced with amazing fruit and wonderful acidity.

Technical sheet · Vieux Château Certan

Type Of Wine: red wine
Vintage: 2011 Other vintages
Appellation:Pomerol (Bordeaux,France)
Winery: Vieux Château Certan
Volume: 75cl Other volumes
Score: RP94-96+
Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Pairing: AppetizersMeatCheeseGameBirds
Allergens: Contains Sulfites
Alcohol Vol.: 12%

Description · Vieux Château Certan

2011 Vieux Château Certan (Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot)


  • View: 2011 Vieux Château Certan shows a dense ruby ​​purple.
  • Nose: define a broad and deep character, marked by notes of black fruit and spices
  • Mouth: a well delineated by silky tannins and seductive mouth.

GRAPES: 70% Merlot, 29% Cabernet Franc and 1% Cabernet Sauvignon.

CELLAR: Vieux Château Certan

Vieux Château Certan

"It is now almost a century since my grandfather, Georges Thienpont, acquired Vieux Château Certan, one of the oldest estates in the Pomerol vineyard. My aim today is to build on the good work of the previous generations by preserving the family's art de vivre and the natural beauty of the...

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Highlighted review about 2011 Vieux Château Certan

Clos Des Millésimes

Posted on at 14.46


Vieux Château Certan 2011

Vieux Château Certan 2011PomerolD'une 14 hectares integrally, the vineyard Vieux Château Certan is divided into 23 plots managed independently according to the types of soil, planted vines and age of wide variety vignes.D'une shades, floors consist of a very clay planted portion predominantly Merlot (70%), a clay-gritty part planted Cabernet franc (25%) and a very gritty part planted Cabernet Sauvignon (5 %). Reported to the surface, the average age of the vines is 50 years. These vines, combined with the Pomerol plateau microclimate achieve optimal maturation of different cépages.2011; The return of the Cabernet Franc. After a dry winter and cool, cold peak without a summer weather set in early April. In late May, maximum flowering was followed by a beautiful summer dry and prolonged excess temperature. All these conditions have favored an early harvest for the development of a very balanced wine and mastered degree. The berries, small size and skin rich in tannins and anthocyanins were sorted with soin.Le Vieux Château Certan 2011 is tasty, colorful and concentré.Les Merlot, with great finesse, are vinous and racy. As for the Cabernet Franc, of rare complexity, they are ripe, dense and persistent. They are the ones who sign the millésime.Par the nature of its assembly and tannic balance, Vieux Château Certan 2011 will be comparable to the excellent vintages 1983 and 1988 recognized for their great wine character garde.Après gentle extraction and three weeks maceration, the wine has continued in new barrels for three quarts.Assemblage; 70% Merlot, 29% Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon 1%

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Marco Oliver

Posted on at 05.28

3 /5

The Pomerol Vieux Château Certan 2011 is remarkable

Henry Stewart

Posted on at 15.47

4 /5

Vieux Château Certan 2011

TASTING NOTES OF 2011 Vieux Château Certan:
- View: dense ruby ​​purple.
- Nose: a beautiful bouquet of plums, black cherries, cassis and graphite notes, spices.
- Mouth: an excellent texture and medium body.


GRAPES: 70% Merlot, 29% Cabernet Franc and 1% Cabernet Sauvignon.

ALCOHOL: 13.6%

Posted on at 13.42

4 /5

Pomerol Vieux Château Certan 2011

- Wine Advocate Robert Parker in April 2014: '' The dense ruby ​​/ purple-tinged 2011 Vieux Chateau Certan offers a beautiful bouquet of plums, black cherries, cassis and hints of graphite as well as spice, an excellent texture and medium body
- A success in this difficult vintage, it shoulderstand age Easily for 10-15 years
- Yet after the trilogy of great wines in 2008, 2009 and 2010, few consumers are likely to pay much attention to this in 2011
- '' allergens: contains sulfites

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Marco Gandolfo
Marco Gandolfo


Vieux Château Certan Pomerol 1990
i have not yet opened this wine, but it looks to be in excellent condition. So, taking other reviews and literature as a guide, I am looking forward to something SPECIAL! ! Definitely one for my Birthday, or maybe Christmas, etc! Can't wait! !

Reviews about Vieux Château Certan 2016

Lizz Cubbert
Lizz Cubbert


Vieux Château Certan Pomerol 2016
I shared a few glasses of Vieux Château Certan Pomerol with that person I always am happy to drink wine with.
Brillant ruby red colour, high layer. This Vieux Château Certan Pomerol had good scents of red fruits. A very powerful red.
I enjoyed it with a beef dish.

Reviews about Vieux Château Certan 2015

Peter Samuels
Peter Samuels


On a beach bar.
A wine with a high layer and a nice cherry colour. Concentrated aroma of red fruit jam. This Vieux Château Certan seemed fairly fresh.