1962 Vieux Château Certan Pomerol Bordeaux France Wine Tasting Note
|1962||Vieux Château Certan (Pomerol)|
Brick in color, you find smoky cherries, dried roses, thyme, leather, cinnamon, herbs, mesquite and tobacco leaf in the perfume. The palate is fresh, spicy, sweet and tart with a vi rant, elegant finish. Fully mature, this gem is still showing great at more than 60 years of age. Drink from 2023-2030.
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The wine is close to completely tertiary with notes of tobacco, leafy herbs, wet earth, red plums, and red burnt cocoa. Medium-bodied, a bit rustic, but in a charming way, the wine requires drinking before sooner than later as it faded in the glass after 30 minutes. Still, it was a pleasant 30-minute ride. Drink 2023-2025.
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Chateau Vieux Chateau Certan is much better with at least 12-15 years of aging in good vintages. Young vintages can be decanted for 2-3 hours or more.
This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment. Vieux Chateau Certan offers its best drinking and should reach peak maturity between 15-35 years of age after the vintage.
Serving Vieux Chateau Certan with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips
Vieux Chateau Certan is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.
Vieux Chateau Certan is best paired with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised, and grilled dishes. Vieux Chateau Certan is also good when matched with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms, pasta, and a wide variety of hard and soft cheeses.