Vieux Château Certan

Classification Unclassified
Appellation Pomerol
Owned By Thienpont family
Operated By Alexandre Thienpont
Annual production 4,000 – 5,000 cases
Typical blend 70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
Status Investment grade
Second Wine La Gravette de Certan
About Vieux Château Certan has long been recognised as one of the great wines of Pomerol. In terms of longevity it easily holds the bragging rights over more recent “kids on the block” like Petrus and Le Pin and it can justifiably be described as the ‘Grandfather of Pomerol’.
Vintage Critic Score First Liv-ex Price Listed (£) Highest Price Listed (£) Lowest Price Listed (£) Drinking window
2014 J Suckling 95 – 96 909 1,500 895
2013 R Parker 87 – 88 885 990 764 2014 – 2021
2012 R Parker 92 – 94 934 1,150 812 2013 – 2028
2011 R Parker 91 922 1,080 758
2010 R Parker 99 2,200 2,868 1,766 2013 – 2028
2009 R Parker 99 1,895 2,700 1,661 2022 – 2072
2008 R Parker 93 480 1,192 456 2013 – 2033
2007 R Parker 89 610 1,056 440 2010 – 2020
2006 R Parker 96- 844 1,465 844 2011 – 2041
2005 R Parker 95- 936 1,975 886 2015 – 2035

Source: Liv-ex – Market price at 13.11.17

   Denotes wines inside drinking window.

The Liv-ex Market Price: The prices quoted above are the Liv-ex published Market Price at the date noted. This is based on the cheapest 6 and 12-pack prices advertised by leading merchants in the EU.