1982 Legendary Pomerol - Vieux Chateau Certan by the Le Pin Family - Thienpont!

1982 Vieux Château Certan - Legendary Pomerol by Le Pin Family - Thienpont!

"The 1982 Vieux Château Certan ... is going from strength to strength today"
-William Kelley for RobertParker.com Dec 2022

The Thienpont Family - Le Pin, Vieux Château Certan, Pavie Macquin... 

Thienpont family's wines, including Vieux Château Certan and Le Pin, are often mentioned in the same breath as Petrus as some of the most highly regarded wines in Pomerol. The renowned Vieux Château Certan is considered one of the top producers in Pomerol, known for producing wines of exceptional quality and character. Le Pin is known for producing some of the most sought-after and expensive wines in the world. The Thienpont family purchased the estate in the 1970s.

1982: Legendary Vintage!

Vintage quality: Legendary

Current condition: Ready to drink

The 1982 vintage for Bordeaux was and still is considered one of the great vintages.On the Right Bank, the wines of Pomerol and Saint-Émilion were superb, with Pétrus enjoying a particularly legendary year. The general consensus is that the wines of Pomerol tended to have a slight edge over the wines of Saint-Émilion. Overall, the 1982 Bordeaux vintage was extraordinary and is universally considered a legendary year. The best wines should still be drinking superbly now although that window will be coming to a close. The top examples are likely to still carry premium pricing. READ MORE: The Wine-Searcher

Vieux Château Certan 1982: The 1982 vintage in Bordeaux is considered one of the greatest in the 20th century. The Vieux Château Certan 1982 is highly regarded and has consistently received high scores.

Vieux Château Certan 1986: The 1986 vintage in Bordeaux is also highly regarded. The Vieux Château Certan 1986 is a classic example of this vintage, offering refined aromas, well-integrated tannins, and a harmonious palate. It is an outstanding wine.

Collect the Legendary 1982 Pomerol, Bordeaux! Consider the Outstanding 1986! Both are Ready to Drink and a Great Value! Compare to 1982 and 1986 Le Pin? $9,000 and $4,500!

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Critical Acclaim:

"The 1982 Vieux Château Certan didn't make waves in its youth, yet it is going from strength to strength today. Produced by Léon Thienpont, four years before his son Alexandre took the helm, it offers up rich aromas of mulberries, black truffle, forest floor, spices and cedar. Medium to full-bodied, fleshy and enveloping, with an ample core of fruit, melting tannins and an expansive, sapid finish, this is a comparatively underrated 1982 Bordeaux today." WK for WA Dec 2022

Robert Parker 94 ~ 1982 Vieux Château Certan

"Big, generous and concentrated, supple in texture underneath the firm tannins, with distinctive black cherry, vanilla and smoke aromas and flavors that hold their own against a strong background of wood." WS 1989

Wine Spectator ~ 1986 Vieux Château Certan