Morrell & Co. Wine Catalog

FALL 2016

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b orde AU x h aving suffered from poor distribution in the United States through the 70s and 80s, much of the wine collecting public were left unaware of their continued rise in stature and importance. And so for a time the names of Petrus and Lafleur, both neighbors of Vieux Château Certan, took the spotlight. Today, that spotlight is now firmly fixed back to where it belongs. Vieux Château Certan stands out among its peers for its varying levels of Cabernet Franc and Merlot, which depends entirely on the vintage and allows them to make the best wine possible year after year. The Merlot dominated 2010 vintage of Vieux Château Certan is a wine that has outpaced all of it's competition. It truly is flirting with perfection. ✦ v ieux Château Certan Pomerol 2010 JS 100 / RP 99 / WS 98 » $445 "A perfect wine...It has so much depth of fruit and density." James Suckling "...Exceptionally pure, this unbelievable wine flirts with perfection." Robert Parker "A stunner... terrific minerality courses throughout...power and refinement play out almost endlessly." Wine Spectator (1005163) je W el o F p o M erol Vieux Château Certan is one of the oldest estates in the Pomerol, and to this day, it's also one of the best.

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