2006 Vieux-Château-Certan, Pomerol (Pre-Arrival)
95-100 points Wine Spectator: "This has a beautiful core of berry, coffee and chocolate fruit. Full yet very balanced, with a velvety mouthfeel and a long, long finish. Extremely well made, with everything in proportion. Makes you want to drink it now. I haven't found many wines like this. 75 percent Merlot and 25 percent Cabernet Franc." (03/07) 94-96 points Robert Parker: "A brilliant effort from Alexandre Thienpont, the 2006 Vieux Chateau Certan is atypically high in Merlot (85%), with the rest Cabernet Franc. A huge bouquet of cedar, coffee, black currants, cherries, and pain grille soars from the glass of this full-bodied, opulent, fleshy, lavishly endowed Pomerol. Yields of 30 hectoliters per hectare resulted in a production of only 3,000 cases. A bulked-up, improved version of the brilliant 1990, the 2006 should be at its peak between 2010-2030, and should eclipse their 2005. Bravo!" (04/07) According to the Wine Spectator: "Has a beautiful core of berry, coffee and chocolate fruit. Full yet balanced, with a velvety mouthfeel and a long, long finish. Well-made, with everything in proportion. 75 percent Merlot and 25 percent Cabernet Franc." Please note - 2006 Bordeaux futures will arrive between Jan 2009 and July 2009. We will contact you for shipping instructions.