Gorgeous wine, very smooth and gentle in its tannins and structure, with properly ripe aromas and flavours, and no hint of greenness. Fine tannins; great elegance and wonderful balance. Even in ordinary years this chateau delivers.
Drink: 2014 to 2024
93 Points Robert Parker
This stunning blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc boasts a dense ruby/purple color along with a big, sweet bouquet of black cherries, licorice, roasted herbs, smoke, and cassis. Elegant, medium to full-bodied, pure flavors reveal moderately high tannin, but superb concentration and richness. Vieux Chateau Certan should be one of the longer-lived and most complex wines of the vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2025.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Robert M. Parker, Jr. June, 2007