"96 out of 100…Tasted blind at Farr Vintners' horizontal, the 2006 Vieux Château Certan remains an outstanding proposition. It has an airy red cherry and raspberry bouquet, a hint of bergamot tea in the background, succinctly defined, even if the fruit needs some encouragement from the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin. The acidity is well judged, harmonious in the mouth, quite smooth with hints of truffle oil and white pepper towards the composed, quite sensual finish. Give this a couple of more years in bottle and then it should drink well for at least a couple of decades. Tasted April 2016." - Neal Martin, Wine Advocate
"96+ out of 100...Tasted at the Bipin Desaiâ€™s VCC vertical in Los Angeles. The â€˜06 VCC continues a brilliant run of form for Alexandre Thienpont. A deep garnet core with great fruit intensity on the nose: black cherries, fruitcake with subtle hints of fresh fig and a touch of iodine. Great definition and clarity and precocious for a 2006. The palate is full-bodied with fine tannins, richesse, slightly earthy towards the confident, assertive finish that is unresolved compared to the â€˜05. I will temper my score slightly compared to my ebullient showing out of barrel, but do not be surprised if it merits a couple more points down the line. This is a supremely well-crafted Pomerol from what I feel will be an under-rated vintage. Drink 2018-2035. Tasted November 2008. - Neal Martin, Wine Journal
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