(From 1979 Vintage) The wine that emerges from the vineyard never has the strength of a Petrus or other Merlot-dominated wines of the plateau, but it often has a perfume and elegance that recalls a top wine from the Medoc.
(From 2001 Vintage) "Red Wine Bordeaux Blends by Ch. Vieux Ch Certan from Pomerol, France. The dens opaque purple-colored 2001, a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, offers phenomenally sweet aromas of black cherry liqueur intermixed with charcoal, vanilla, new saddle leather, and a hint of fruitcake. It is full-bodied and opulently... "
Wine AdvocateRating: 89/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 129 on Jun-00