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The May 2024 Auction: Part 3

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Auction Ends: 5/16/2024 6:00:00 PM PDT

Lot #102. Vieux Chateau Certan 2015

Description: Consists of 1 Bottle, 0.75L
Region: France, Bordeaux, Pomerol.
Score: 100 AG.
"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. Alexandre Thienpont and his son, Guillaume, made one of the most viscerally thrilling wines of the vintage in 2015. Because of the richness of the fruit, the Thienponts opted for shorter pumpovers than normal and a more gentle approach to extraction. Alexandre Thienpont told me 2015 was the first year since 1983 that the Merlots and Cabernet Francs were of a similarly high level." Antonio Galloni, Vinous, Dec 2017
Provenance: The Arlay Cellar
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $375

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