(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 2007 Vintage) In 2007 Alexandre has produced an enormously attractive, early-drinking VCCwith even more finesse and balance than usual. The glorious potential of thisBurgundian-styled Vieux ChÃ¢teau Certan is obvious from its beguiling, aromatic,pure red fruit nose. On the palate, brilliantly intense plum and raspberryfruit is accompanied by delicate notes of minerals, smoke and toast supportedby firm silky tannins and a long red fruit finish of laser-sharp precision. Itsatypical approachability means that you will be able to enjoy this exquisitelycharming VCC while you wait for the even better read more...2006 and 2005 to mature. (hide)