Wine Source Presents: 

Vieux Château Certan, Pomerol, Château Léoville Las Cases, and Clos du Marquis, Saint-Julien 

We are delighted to announce our new relationship with Vieux Château Certan, Pomerol, Château Léoville Las Cases, Saint-Julien and Clos du Marquis, Saint-Julien. Thanks to our ever-growing reputation as a supplier of impeccably sourced fine wines, these superb château have approached us to partner with them in the UK. To mark the occasion, we are offering an exceptional parcel of mature back vintages - this stock is coming direct from the cellars of each property where it has been stored in optimal conditions.

All prices in bond per case of 6.

Vieux Château Certan, Pomerol

2008 @ £786 per 6 bottles in bond 

This is a beautiful wine, with perfumed notes of camphor, cedar, charcoal, herbs, and black fruits. A blend of 70% of Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine has very complex aromatics, medium to full body, outstanding ripeness, a spicy, perfumed character, and light to moderate tannin. It can benefit from 2-4 years of cellaring and should keep for two decades. Tasted 2nd May 2011. Robert Parker Jr 93/100

2004 @ £810 per 6 bottles in bond 

This stunning blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc boasts a dense ruby ​​/ purple color along with a big, sweet bouquet of black cherries, licorice, roasted herbs, smoke, and blackcurrant. Elegant, medium to full-bodied, pure flavors reveal moderately high tannin, love superb concentration and richness. Old Chateau Certan should be one of the most lively and most complex wines of the vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2025. Tasted 29th Jun 2007. Robert Parker Jr 93+/100

2002 @ £750 per 6 bottles in bond

A terrific effort, this classic blend of 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits a dark ruby ​​/ purple color as well as a complex bouquet of cedar , Black cherries, and blackcurrant. With impressive purity, medium body, moderate tannin, and a long finish, it will be at its finest between 2008-2018. Tasted 29th Apr 2005. Robert Parker Jr 93/100

2000 @ £1500 per 6 bottles in bond

A gorgeous wine of grace, elegance, and power, this youthful 2000 will benefit from another five years of cellaring. It appears to have 25 more years of life ahead of it. A deep ruby ​​/ purple color is just beginning to lighten at the edges. The bouquet offers up scents of cedar wood, melted licorice, black currants, blackberries, caramel, and mocha. Medium to full-bodied, elegant, and pure tannins in the long finish, the 2000 should rival vintages such as 2005, 2006, and 2009. Tasted 29th Jun 2010. Robert Parker Jr 95/100

1999 @ £804 per 6 bottles in bond

This 1999 is deep ruby ​​/ purple-colored, with a striking perfume of black cherries, truffles, cedar, and vanilla. This layered, opulently-textured wine displays extraordinary purity, elegance, and finesse. It is a classic Bordeaux with superb palate that builds incrementally on the palate. The finish is long, with plenty of sweet tannin. Very impressive! Three hundred cases of the 1999 were made from a blend of 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. Last year it appeared to be an element of dilution, but as always, the truth is in the bottle, and presently there is no evidence of lightness or liquidity. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2018. Tasted 30th Apr 2002. Robert Parker Jr 91/100

1998 @ £1476 per 6 bottles in bond

A fine offering, the 1998 has closed down, but there is no doubting its fabulous potential. The color is a dense purple. The wine reveals high tannin, huge body, and classy black fruits intermixed with minerals, spice box, cedar, and tobacco. A long, persistent, tannic finish gives this majestic effort a closed purpose formidable personality. Patience will be required. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2030. Tasted 23rd Apr 2001. Robert Parker Jr 92/100

1995 @ £900 per 6 bottles in bond
This bottle is not quite in the same league as ones tasted two or three years ago, but the ’95 remains one of Alexandre’s standout wines of that decade. Here, it has a haunting bouquet whereby the Cabernet Franc component is more conspicuous than before, essentially with more Pomerol character developing. There are touches of blackberry, mint and cassis with a meaty element developing in the glass. The palate has plenty of sweet red cherry and boysenberry on the entry, the oak now completely absorbed and with a slightly unruly, almost Rioja-like finish! Hedonistic VCC! Drink 2017-2035. Tasted October 2012. Neal Martin 93/100 

Château Léoville Las Cases, Saint-Julien

1985 @ £1770 per 6 bottles in bond
Always on the finest Las-Cases of the 1980s, this bottle convinces with a complex, tightly-wound nose of blackberry, cedar, dried herbs, undergrowth and cigar box. The palate is full-bodied with firm, sinewy tannins, compact at first but fanning out wonderful to a supple, lithe finish tinged with iodine. Marvelous. Drink now-2030. Tasted February 2010. Neal Martin 95/100

1989 @ £1290 per 6 bottles in bond 
The Leoville Las-Cases '89 has a more youthful appearance than the Talbot '89 tasted alongside. The bouquet is attractive, in some ways the younger brother of the '82, well defined with smoked meat, game and even Indian spices inflecting the broody black fruit. The palate is medium-bodied, well balanced and for Las-Cases, feminine and refined. Fresh red-berried fruit, a dash of pepper and a touch of austerity towards the finish, yet very natural and as elegant as Jean-Hubert himself. Las-Cases, it is beginning to drink very well. Tasted November 2010. Neal Martin 92/100

Clos du Marquis, Saint-Julien

1990 @ £510 per 6 bottles in bond
Tasted alongside the beautiful 1985 LCC, Clos de Marquis 1990 not only held its own but, for some of the tasters, came out on top.  The warmth of the vintage shines through with dark cherry and black fruits of real depth and intensity. Pair this with beef wellington and black truffle (ideally cooked by Hélène Darroze) and you'll be in heaven! Tasted June 2017. Tom Bird 92/100