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2009 Vieux Chateau Certan Pre-Arrival Offer
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A blend of 84% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc, and 8% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2009 exhibits an opaque purple color as well as a glorious bouquet of black currants, subtle smoke, charcoal, Christmas spices, and licorice. Massive, unctuously textured, and rich, but at the same time refreshing and vibrant, this extraordinary effort appears to be the finest Vieux Chateau Certan made in my lifetime. (Tasted once.) Proprietor Alexandre Thienpont told me he has never seen such weather and perfect grapes, and that one would have to go back as far as his grandfather's time to find another weather scenario that so benefitted Bordeaux. With an off-the-chart index of tannin, with alcohol levels of 13.7 to 14 percent, and normal pH of 3.7, Vieux Chateau Certan has produced a 2009 that is equal to their four greatest vintages - 1945, 1947, 1948, and 1950.
Robert Parker - The Wine Advocate # 188 Apr 2010 This has an incredible nose of chocolate and berries that turns to sweet tobacco and China tea leaves. Full-bodied, with a beautiful softness and silkiness that makes you want to keep tasting it. Goes on and on. 84 percent Merlot, 8 percent Cabernet Franc and 8 percent Cabernet Sauvignon.
James Suckling - Wine Spectator Conditions of Pre Arrival Offer: 1. No minimum order quantities apply. 2. All wines are 750ml unless indicated otherwise. 3. As stocks are extremely limited all orders will be confirmed as available before payment is processed. 4. The wines are due to arrive in late 2012. 5. Nicks Wine Merchants reserve the right to pass on any changes in Government duties and taxes and delivery charges from the date of order to the date of final delivery of the wine. 6. Errors and omissions excepted. 7. Delivery charges apply to any order under $200 in value- these can be found here: www.nicks.com.au/index.aspx?link_id=70.440