Vieux Château Certan 2011, Pomerol

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  • Product description

    Product description

    Alexandre Thienpont follows an organic approach for his wines to enhance the natural expression of the grapes and reduces technical intervention as much as possible. The wines of Vieux Château Certan have their own character and require a few years cellaring. They are perceived as some of the best from Pomerol.

    “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 should 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 2011.”91pts Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, April 2013

    “The aromas of this are so gorgeous, with blackberries, black cherries and wet earth. Full body with super-fine tannins and bright acidity. A firm, tightly structured young red with orange peel and other citrus fruit. This is so focused and straight. Try in 2018.”96pts James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, January 2014

    French red wine from Pomerol in Bordeaux France, made with Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon.

  • About the producer

    About the producer: Vieux Château Certan

    Vieux Château Certan is located in the heart of Pomerol and covers 14 hectares of vineyards in one single block. The estate has been owned by the Thienpont familly for over 100 years and is run by Alexandre Thienpont today. Following an organic approach, Alexandre wants his wines to enhance the natural expression of the grapes and reduces technical intervention as much as possible. The wines of Vieux Château Certan have their own character and require a few years cellaring. They are perceived as some of the best from Pomerol. View our selection.

    Vineyard & Winemaking

    The 14 hectares of vines are planted with 70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, with an average of 50 years old vines. The wines are matured for 18 to 22 months in 100 % new French oak barrels.

    Wines produced

    Château Vieux Certan (grand vin) and La Gravette de Certan (second vin)

  • Delivery

    Delivery

    At Davy’s we pride ourselves on our service levels and strive to offer a first class service. We follow up every order to make sure you’re completely happy and that your wine has arrived in perfect condition. Should you have a query or problem please contact a member of the team who will be pleased to help on 020 8858 9147 or email orders@davy.co.uk. Your satisfaction is paramount so if you haven’t enjoyed a wine we want to hear about it.

    Delivery is FREE FOR ORDERS OVER £100 to a single UK mainland address*. All other orders are charged £9.95 per UK mainland delivery address*. Excludes items purchased in bond where delivery will be charged at cost.

    FREE LOCAL DELIVERY, available when you order six bottles or more, or over £75, to a single address (includes SE10, SE3, SE7, SE8 and SE13). Please call the customer service team on 020 8858 9147. Please allow up to 5 days for delivery. For orders required in less than 5 days, our standard terms apply.

    When placing your order you can request for wines to be signed for when delivered or left in a safe place if a specific instruction is given. Please note that we cannot accept responsibility for any subsequent loss or damage which occurs once the consignment has been left.

    Wines ordered before 12pm should be delivered within 48 hours (working days). If for any reason this is not possible, we will contact you to let you know.

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  • Returns

    Returns

    Sale or return is available. All goods returned must be in a reasonable condition and only unopened cases will be accepted. A minimum collection charge of £7.95 will be applied to all sale or return orders.

    Any damaged bottles must be reported within 48 hours of delivery. A full refund will be given on receipt of the damaged bottles.

    Orders may be cancelled up to seven working days from receipt of delivery provided that all wines are unopened and in their original condition.

    To cancel an order customers should contact the Customer Service team on 020 8858 6011, fax details on 020 7716 3366, or email orders@davy.co.uk. It is your responsibility to keep the wines safe and in their original condition until collection is made.

    In the event of customer cancellation full refunds will only be given if we are notified at least 7 days before the date of the event. Refunds will only be given after this time if we are able to re-sell your tickets.

    In the event that a tasting is cancelled, Davy’s shall offer customers a full refund.

Product description

Alexandre Thienpont follows an organic approach for his wines to enhance the natural expression of the grapes and reduces technical intervention as much as possible. The wines of Vieux Château Certan have their own character and require a few years cellaring. They are perceived as some of the best from Pomerol.

“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 should 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 2011.”91pts Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, April 2013

“The aromas of this are so gorgeous, with blackberries, black cherries and wet earth. Full body with super-fine tannins and bright acidity. A firm, tightly structured young red with orange peel and other citrus fruit. This is so focused and straight. Try in 2018.”96pts James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, January 2014

French red wine from Pomerol in Bordeaux France, made with Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon.

About the producer: Vieux Château Certan

Vieux Château Certan is located in the heart of Pomerol and covers 14 hectares of vineyards in one single block. The estate has been owned by the Thienpont familly for over 100 years and is run by Alexandre Thienpont today. Following an organic approach, Alexandre wants his wines to enhance the natural expression of the grapes and reduces technical intervention as much as possible. The wines of Vieux Château Certan have their own character and require a few years cellaring. They are perceived as some of the best from Pomerol. View our selection.

Vineyard & Winemaking

The 14 hectares of vines are planted with 70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, with an average of 50 years old vines. The wines are matured for 18 to 22 months in 100 % new French oak barrels.

Wines produced

Château Vieux Certan (grand vin) and La Gravette de Certan (second vin)

Delivery

At Davy’s we pride ourselves on our service levels and strive to offer a first class service. We follow up every order to make sure you’re completely happy and that your wine has arrived in perfect condition. Should you have a query or problem please contact a member of the team who will be pleased to help on 020 8858 9147 or email orders@davy.co.uk. Your satisfaction is paramount so if you haven’t enjoyed a wine we want to hear about it.

Delivery is FREE FOR ORDERS OVER £100 to a single UK mainland address*. All other orders are charged £9.95 per UK mainland delivery address*. Excludes items purchased in bond where delivery will be charged at cost.

FREE LOCAL DELIVERY, available when you order six bottles or more, or over £75, to a single address (includes SE10, SE3, SE7, SE8 and SE13). Please call the customer service team on 020 8858 9147. Please allow up to 5 days for delivery. For orders required in less than 5 days, our standard terms apply.

When placing your order you can request for wines to be signed for when delivered or left in a safe place if a specific instruction is given. Please note that we cannot accept responsibility for any subsequent loss or damage which occurs once the consignment has been left.

Wines ordered before 12pm should be delivered within 48 hours (working days). If for any reason this is not possible, we will contact you to let you know.

view full details

Returns

Sale or return is available. All goods returned must be in a reasonable condition and only unopened cases will be accepted. A minimum collection charge of £7.95 will be applied to all sale or return orders.

Any damaged bottles must be reported within 48 hours of delivery. A full refund will be given on receipt of the damaged bottles.

Orders may be cancelled up to seven working days from receipt of delivery provided that all wines are unopened and in their original condition.

To cancel an order customers should contact the Customer Service team on 020 8858 6011, fax details on 020 7716 3366, or email orders@davy.co.uk. It is your responsibility to keep the wines safe and in their original condition until collection is made.

In the event of customer cancellation full refunds will only be given if we are notified at least 7 days before the date of the event. Refunds will only be given after this time if we are able to re-sell your tickets.

In the event that a tasting is cancelled, Davy’s shall offer customers a full refund.

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