Vieux Château Certan 2012 AOC Pomerol

158,00 €
entspricht 210,67 € pro 1 L

Verfügbarkeit: Ausverkauft

Flaschengröße: 0.75
Jahrgang: 2012
Appellation: Pomerol
Alkohol: 14,5%

Vieux Chateau Certan 2012


Matthias Hilse: 96-98 Punkte

Weitere Verkostungsnotizen:

The Wine Advocate

"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 92-94 Punkte

Quelle: "The Wine Advocate", Issue 206 auf



"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 95-97 Punkte

Quelle:"Wine Journal" May 2013 auf


Decanter Magazine

"Great wine but doesn't quite hit the heights of 2011. 12% Cabernet Franc compared to 30% in 2011. Fresh, floral and fragrant on the palate and nose. Great purity and finesse on the palate.. 17.75/20pts ( 92/100pts) Drink: 2019 - 2035"

92 Punkte



Jeff Leve

"Alexandre Thienpont described 2011 as a year for lean cats. That is not the case with the 2012. Harvested from October 11 through October 12, with yields of just 33 hectoliters per hectare, the wine reached 13% alcohol. Blending 87% Merlot with 12% Cabernet Franc and 1% Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine pops with truffle, coconut, flowers, wild strawberry and cherry. Silky in texture, medium-bodied and fresh, 2012 Vieux Chateau Certan is a wine of finesse and refinement. According to Alexandre Thienpont, some vintages of Vieux Chateau Certan favor Cabernet Franc, while other years are better for Merlot. 2012 is a Merlot vintage. The wine is refined, fresh, pure and elegant in style. It’s a vintage that focuses on the aromatics and purity of the fruit. It does not display the power of 2009 or 2010, instead it focuses on the refined, perfumed qualities of Vieux Chateau Certan. 93-94 Pts"

93-94 Punkte

Quelle: with the courtesy of Jeff Leve

Quelle: © with the courtesy of Jeff Leve

Jean-Marc Quarin

"Le toucher de bouche magique du cru est bien là, mais il y a une note végétale inattendue. Longueur moyenne. Rendement : 33 hl/ha, sélection du premier vin 60 %. Une des plus petites récoltes depuis vingt ans."

89-90 Punkte

Quelle: © Copyright, Jean-Marc Quarin (JMQ)

Quelle: Quarin, Jean-Marc © Copyright, Jean-Marc Quarin (JMQ)

René Gabriel's BDX Total

"87 % Merlot, 12 % Cabernet Franc, 1 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 33 hl/ha. Tiefes Purpur, satt in der Mitte, Granatschimmer am Rand. Florales Bouquet, rote Pflaumenhaut, ein Hauch von roten Pfefferschoten und dunkler Schokolade, beruhigend und mit einer ganz feinen Rauchnote bestückt, welche wohl von den sehr alten Merlots stammt, die für den Grand Vin selektioniert wurden. Aromatischer Gaumen, auch hier fast mehr Pflaumen wie Beeren, fein stützende Säure mit einer eleganten Rasse über dem noch dezent mehligen Extrakt, klingt erhaben aus. Ein beruhigender, klassischer VCC der vielleicht unterschätzt wird. Erstmals war Alexandre’s Sohn Guillaume auf dem Château präsent. Die Erfolgsgeschichte von VCC geht also glücklicherweise familienintern weiter."

18/20 2018 - 2043



"Unquestionably one of the wines of the vintage, the 2012 Vieux Château Certan is pure class. So many Pomerols speak to power in 2012, but VCC is all finesse. Forward and open-knit with that classic sense of translucent beauty that is the most identifiable attribute of VCC, the 2012 is simply magnificent. Veins of minerality give the wine its precision and energy, while lifted notes of sage, lavender, mint and tobacco captivate all the senses. The blend is 87% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc and 1% Cabernet Sauvignon. Readers who can find the 2012 should not hesitate, as it is superb."

Antonio Galloni 96 Punkte

Quelle: Januar 2016


Vieux Château Certan

1 Route de Lussac

FR 33500 Pomerol


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