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Vieux Chateau Certan 2019 released

Vieux Chateau Certan 2019 has been released at €168 per bottle ex-négociant, down 20% on the 2018 release (€210). The wine is being offered by the international trade at £2124 per 12×75, a 19.2% decrease from the 2018 opening price of £2628 per case.

Neal Martin of Vinous awarded the wine 96-98 points, noting, “Alexandre and Guillaume Thienpont fashioned a brilliant follow-up to the glorious 2018”. Antonio Galloni awarded 95-97 and added, “the 2019 Vieux Chateau Certan is a heady, rich wine that captures all of the exoticism of the year”.

The wine found potential perfection from Lisa Perrotti-Brown, who awarded a 97-100, warning, “be prepared to fall head over heels for this one”. James Suckling gave a 98-99. Jane Anson a 97.

Prices of Vieux Chateau Certan have a 78% correlation with ‘Benchmark Critic’ scores.

Today’s release comes to the market at fair value, trailing in price the similarly scored 2015 by 13%.

Buyers looking for value may also consider 2009 and 2014, as they are both below their relative fair value and the cheapest of comparably scored vintages.

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