Vieux Chateau Certan 2015

Vieux Chateau Certan 2015 has been released at €150 per bottle ex-negociant, up 47.1% on 2014 release price of €102. It is being offered by the international trade at £1,695 per 12×75. This is 71.2% up on the 2014’s opening price of £990.

The wine was among those scored most highly by Neal Martin (98-100) who commented: “What you need to know is that it is a beguiling Pomerol that will set hearts aflutter.” A number of other critics also rated it highly including Jancis Robinson (18.5/20) and James Suckling (98-99).

Like its score, its price positions it closest to the Chateau’s top vintages. It is priced 13% and 23% below the similarly scored 2009 and 2010.

Buyers seeking value in the back vintages might look to 2006 and 2014. These have relatively strong scores of 96 and are available at around discounts of 35% on the 2015.