The La Gravette de Certan is the second wine of Vieux Chateau Certan. The Chateau's vineyards are situated close to the church in Pomerol with nabours such as Petrus and Certan de May. The vineyard is 14 hectares and consists of 60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon.
The 2007 La Gravette de Certan has 60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc. The alcohol comes in at 13%
Back currants and leather on the nose. Very good mouthfeel. Fresh blackberries and black currants. Some leather notes as well. I get some oak on the finnish but its well integrated with the delicious berry flavours. At the end the berries lean more towards red berries. Nice length on this medium bodied wine. The tannins are well integrated. 91 points
This is a great Bordeaux considering the price point. I see than Huon Hooke gave it a 93. I would say that is a bit high, but I totally agree with him that this is a hidden treasure. I have 3 more bottles of this in my cellar and I'm super excited.
If you're into Bordeaux, but kinof sick of the prices you need to pay for good wine, this is the wine for you. It's drinking well right now, but could easily last for 5 more years. Not sure if it will get much better though.
At Sotheby's Wine you can get a bottle for $34.95. That's a steal!