2008 Vieux Chateau Certan

2008 Vieux Chateau Certan

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  • Type: Red Wine
  • Grape: Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec
  • Style: Vibrant and Intense
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Country: France
  • Region: Bordeaux
  • Subregion: Pomerol
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One of the oldest known growths in Pomerol. Its unique Scottish heritage is one of a kind in Bordeaux, as the chateau was founded by the Scottish Demay family in the 16th century. The chateau buildings were built by the second owner Charles de Bousquet. The current owner acquired the chateau in 1924, which also happened to be a Flemish wine merchant.
The chateau’s vineyards are made up of 65% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. The whole harvest is done by hand every year and the wines are aged in 100% new French oak barrels and aged for 18 to 22 months.

The 2008 vintage was a vintage for early drinking charm, meaning that they are at their peak drinking maturity right now as of 2022, and for the next 5 to 8 years. The charming rusticity of its character crowns the wine with subtle cedar, dried cranberry, prune, allspice and dried cherry notes. The perfumed red crushed violets show elegance and complexity. An effortless example of elegant beauty rather than power and opulence.

Pair with braised lamb shank in Madeira jus, Roast goose and grilled wild pigeon.

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