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Tag Archives: Vieux Château Certan

• Surprise 100-pointers in Parker’s 2010 rankings

Surprise 100-pointers in Parker’s 2010 rankings

Wine critic Robert Parker has scored 10 wines from the 2010 vintage 100 points in a surprise turnaround. Initially it was reported that only nine wines had secured 100 points and that one of them had never been awarded the “perfect” score before. Pichon-Longueville Baron and Vieux Château Certan were among the hotly tipped contenders […]

• Parker releases scores for “mythical” 09

Parker releases scores for “mythical” 09

Critic Robert Parker has released his in-bottle scores for Bordeaux 2009, describing it as “not a myth but mythical”. He stated that the most striking aspect of the vintage is its consistency across producers, particularly cru bourgeois and petits vins. In total, 19 wines garnered a perfect 100 points, including a white, and 11 received […]

• James Suckling hails ’09 Bordeaux “best ever”

James Suckling hails ’09 Bordeaux “best ever”

Wine writer James Suckling has hailed 2009 Bordeaux as possibly the “best ever modern vintage” with the release of his in-bottle scores. Writing on his site he said: “It’s seldom that a vintage such as 2009 comes to Bordeaux. The last time may have been 1989, or even 1982”. Nine wines are now rated at […]