Vieux Chateau Certan Grand Vin Pomerol 1998 (750 ml)
The color is a dense purple. The wine reveals high tannin, huge body, and classy black fruits intermixed with minerals, spice box, cedar, and tobacco. A long, persistent, tannic finish gives this majestic effort a closed but formidable personality. Patience will be required. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2030.92 points from Robert Parker, The Wine AdvocateWinery Notes: Vieux Chteau Certan combines savoir-faire with exceptional soils. Coming mainly from the vineyards oldest vines, Vieux Chteau Certan is every year a blend of the most excellent lots produced at the estate. The brilliance of the wines hue, the richness of its aromas and the subtlety of its flavour bring it inimitable style.The wines of Vieux Chteau Certan possess natural concentration and require a few years cellaring before the first bottles can be opened. As with the greatest Bordeaux wines, they can be enjoyed after 10 to 15 years of age.