Gravette De Certan 2014 (750ML)
Critic Scores, Reviews & Descriptions
93 JS / 91 WS
The plum and blueberry character and hints of cocoa are really impressive. Medium to full body and firm and silky tannins. Integrated and so fine. A beautiful thing. Drink now or hold. Second wine of Vieux Château Certan. James Suckling
Lovely, with a stream of raspberry confiture flowing through, while light mint, star anise and black tea notes weave in and out. The long and refined finish has a light mineral accent, while the fruit sails on. This is quietly one of the best second wines in Bordeaux. Best from 2018 through 2026. 1,330 cases made. - James Molesworth, Wine Spectator
A visit to Vieux Chateau Certan is always one of the highlights of the annual En Primeur tour. 2014 Gravette de Certan is not sold En Primeur, however, we got a special sneak peak of it this week, and it holds many of the trademark characteristics of the famed first wine. It has lovely sweet fruit reminiscent of VCC but with a slight earth dusty character reflective of the Pomerol terroir. The wine possesses excellent balance and ultra-fine tannins. It finishes with very nice length. Ò Ron Van Vlaardingen, GVWM Sales Director. 2015 En Primeur tastings, April 2016.