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One of the Finest Pomerol's: Vieux Chateau Certan

As its name suggests, Vieux Château Certan is one of the oldest estates in Right Bank, Pomerol, and is recognised as one of the finest wines in the region. Founded in the early 18th century, this historic estate has been a benchmark for excellence for centuries. Today, it is run by Alexandre Thienpont and his son Guillaume, who also own the renowned Le Pin!

We are thrilled today to offer you an exceptional selection of Vieux Château Certan vintages from 2009 to 2019. Each vintage has garnered fantastic scores from critics, ranging from 98 to 100 points! The critics praise these wines as “one of the finest Vieux Château Certans made over the last sixty years…a tremendous showing…long, long, long…a remarkable achievement.”

This magnificent Pomerol estate consistently produces exquisite wines, and our current selection is no exception. Whether you’re a collector or simply a lover of fine wines, these vintages are sure to impress.

Don’t miss the opportunity to add these remarkable wines to your collection.

With best wishes,
The Vinum Team




The Offer:
Offered subject to remaining unsold. Immediately available from our Singapore cellars.


2009 Vieux Chateau Certan
SGD $5,300/ case ($5,777 inc GST) per case (12*75cl OWC) – 2 cases available
99 Points Robert Parker
“The 2009’s nearly 14% natural alcohol, exquisite ripeness, and incredible complex bouquet of Asian spices, fruitcake, licorice, smoke, blackberries and black currants are to die for. A blend of 84% Merlot and the rest equal parts Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, it possesses a viscous texture as well as a freshness and vibrancy that are remarkable given the wine’s weight, richness and potential massiveness. This extraordinary effort is one of the finest Vieux Chateau Certans made over the last sixty years. It will undoubtedly shut down in bottle, requiring a decade or more of cellaring. It should keep for 50 years thereafter. Proprietor Thienpont thinks it is a modern day version of the 1948.”

2010 Vieux Chateau Certan 
SGD $6,200/ case ($6,758 inc GST) per case (12*75cl OWC) – 2 cases available
SGD $3,100/ case ($3,379 inc GST) per case (6*75cl OWC) – 1 case available
100 Points Lisa Perrotti-Brown
“The 2010 Vieux Château Certan is deep garnet in color, and—POW—the nose opens as a complete spice-bomb, featuring notes of fenugreek, cumin seed and cinnamon stick over a core of Black Forest cake, plum preserves and blueberry pie with hints of fragrant earth and crushed stones. Full-bodied, rich and seductive in the mouth, it is laden with layers of black and blue fruit preserves, framed by super plush tannins, finishing epically long and perfumed.”

2015 Vieux Chateau Certan
SGD $2,950/ case ($3,215.50 inc GST) per case (6*75cl OWC) – 3 cases available
100 Points Antonio Galloni

100 Points Jeb Dunnuck
“The 2015 Vieux Château Certan is every bit as magnificent from bottle as it was from barrel. Rich, sumptuous and explosive in the glass, the 2015 is pure class. The flavors are deep and boldly sketched in this sumptuous, spectacularly ripe Pomerol. Inky blue/purplish fruit, spice, lavender, licorice and menthol all develop in the glass, but it is the wine’s textural richness and intensity that stand out most. As good as the 2015 is today, it is going to need at least 15-20 years to be at its very best. Is there anything more I can ask of the 2015? No, there is not. This is a tremendous showing.”

2017 Vieux Chateau Certan
SGD $1,750/ case ($1,907.50 inc GST) per case (6*75cl OWC) – 1 case available
98 Points Lisa Perrotti-Brown
98 Points Antonio Galloni
98 Points Jeb Dunnuck
“Gothic wine” was the comment of Alexandre Thienpont on the 2017 vintage of Vieux Chateau Certan. The blend this year is 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon and the color is deep garnet-purple. It needs a lot of shaking to wake up notes of Morello cherries, black raspberries, tar, and licorice, with emerging scents of plum preserves, black truffles, and crushed rocks, plus a hint of candied violets. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is tightly knit with loads of densely wound layers and fantastic freshness, supported by very fine-grained tannins, finishing long and mineral-laced. It should be very long lived!”

2018 Vieux Chateau Certan
SGD $2,350/ case ($2,561.50 inc GST) per case (6*75cl OWC) – 1 case available
99 Points Lisa Perotti-Brown
99 Points Jeb Dunnuck
“Vieux Chateau Certan 2018 has a deep garnet purple color. It needs swirling to unlock scents of baked black cherries, mulberries, and smoked meats, with underlying hints of redcurrants, violets, and iron ore. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is very nuanced, with a lively backbone and super-fine tannins, and is long, long, long.”

2019 Vieux Chateau Certan
SGD $2,530/ case ($2,757.70 inc GST) per case (6*75cl OWC) – 2 cases available
SGD $2,530/ case ($2,757.70 inc GST) per case of Magnums (3*1.5L OWC) – 1 case available
100 Points William Kelley
99 Points Neal Martin
One of the wines of the vintage, the 2019 Vieux Château Certan unfurls in the glass with a striking bouquet of cassis and cherries mingled with notions of violets, loamy soil, sweet spices and incense. Full-bodied, ample and layered, it’s seamless and enveloping, with a fleshy core of beautifully vibrant fruit, lively acids and ripe, powdery tannins. Concluding with a long, resonant finish, this perfumed, sensual Vieux Château Certan is a remarkable achievement from Alexandre and Guillaume Thienpont.”


Terms & Conditions
Offer ends on Monday 15th July 2024 l No further discount l Immediate payment required l Delivery fees ($32.72) waived for purchases above $500 before GST excluding airports | Cancellation of orders not allowed l Orders to be collected/delivered within 3 months upon stock availability l Offered Ex-Singapore & subject to remaining unsold​

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