Vieux Chateau Certan

1985 Vieux Chateau Certan Vieux Chateau Certan

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    Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon
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Vinous - Score: 90 (2019 April)

The 1985 Vieux Château Certan is perhaps nearing the end of its drinking plateau. The mellow, loam-scented nose is a little loose-knit, and perhaps it can be seen as a lesser version of the 1989. I want more intensity, but make do with gravel and dried blood aromas that develop with aeration. This is not a deep or powerful Pomerol, but it conveys a sense of warmth, with a hint of black truffle on the finish and melted tannins. The 1985 is perfect to drink now, I would not be inclined to keep it too much longer.