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2016 La Gravette de Certan

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2016 La Gravette de Certan

Single Bottle - Standard - 750ml

HK$1,530.00
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Tasting Notes:

A lovely note of just-warmed tobacco leaf leads off, followed by a supple core of dark currant and cherry preserve flavors. Light gravel and bay accents echo through the finish. Shows freshness and definition. Drink now through 2028. 1,250 cases made.

Tasting Notes:

Made up of 75% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Franc and 7% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2016 La Gravette de Certan has a deep garnet-purple color and features lovely redcurrants, black raspberries and black cherries notes with a beautiful floral background of lavender and rose hip tea plus suggestions of sandalwood, cinnamon stick and menthol. Medium-bodied, refreshing, elegant and beautifully seamless, it offers layers of perfumed red and black fruits with a satiny texture and very impressive length.

Tasting Notes:

Lovely finesse and clarity of ripe fruit, leather, spice and leaves on the nose and palate. Medium body, elegance and balance. It just floats on the palate. One of best ever of the second wine of Vieux Chateau Certan. Drinkable now, but even better in 2023.

Tasting Notes:

Darker and denser than the 2015, the 2016 La Gravette de Certan reveals a similar profile yet has more obvious structure as well as full-bodied notes of smoked tobacco, black fruits, earth, and spice box. Deep, powerful, and shockingly good for a second wine, it’s well worth your time and money. Drink it over the coming 20+ years.

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The Vieux Château Certan is one of the oldest known crus of Pomerol. Its foundation dates back to the early 16th century when the Demay family settled here from Scotland. Later, it is mentioned in 1785 on the map of Belleyme under the name "Sertan". In Pomerol, the place called Certan borrows its name from the estate. In 1858, Charles de Bousquet bought the Old Castle Certan. We owe him the present appearance of the buildings. In 1924, Georges Thienpont wine merchant in the Flemish Ardennes bought the property. This is the starting point of the family establishment in Bordeaux.