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Vieux Château Certan 2021 released En Primeur

  • Vieux Château Certain 2021 has been released at £2,736 per 12×75.
  • The wine has 95-97 points from Neal Martin.
  • The 2014 offers better value.

As part of this year’s Bordeaux En Primeur campaign, Vieux Château Certan 2021 has been released at €228 per bottle ex-négociant, down 5% on the 2020’s opening price.

It is being offered by the international trade for £2,736 per 12×75. The 2014 vintage looks better value compared to today’s release. See more pricing analysis below.

Critics’ scores

Neal Martin (Vinous) awarded today’s release a barrel range of 94-96 points and called it ‘pure class’. He added that the palate was ‘built around finesse, precision and charm’.

Antonio Galloni (Vinous) gave it 96-98 points and described it as ‘truly magical’.

William Kelley (The Wine Advocate) rated it 94-96 points. He noted: ‘As is almost invariably the case, Vieux Château Certan is one of the finest wines of the appellation this year’.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW (The Wine Independent) also gave it 94-96 and said it is a ‘wine that shimmers from start to finish’.

The wine received 93-95 from Jeb Dunnuck and 96-97 from James Suckling.

Fair Value analysis

Today’s opening price comes at around a 19% premium to the price implied by Liv-ex’s Fair Value methodology.

Buyers looking for value might be interested in the similarly scored 2014, which is available for a 39.7% discount.

Our Bordeaux En Primeur 2021 page contains everything you need to know about this year’s campaign. You can also sign up for our daily En Primeur email alerts using the form below.   

Liv-ex analysis is drawn from the world’s most comprehensive database of fine wine prices. The data reflects the real time activity of Liv-ex’s 580+ merchant members from across the globe. Together they represent the largest pool of liquidity in the world – currently £100m of bids and offers across 16,000 wines. Independent data, direct from the market.