Château Certan Marzelle 2001
71.35€ (Inc. VAT bot. 75 cl.) / Spain
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Certan-Marzelle, Christian Moueix’s garage operation, is a 1,000 case, 100% Merlot produced from a plot of vines carved out of the original vineyard, Certan-Giraud. The old vine production is made separately, and sold under the name Hosanna. The 2001 Certan-Marzelle is performing even better out of bottle than it did from cask. It exhibits a Le Pin-like exotic opulence and headiness in its succulent, upfront, formidable display of plum, black cherry liqueur, truffle, toffee, mocha, chocolate, and espresso characteristics. This low acid, plump, fleshy, fat effort will not make old bones, but for drinking over the next decade, it is about as sexy a wine as readers are likely to find.
Between 16ºC and 18ºC
Aged for 18 months in French oak barrels (between 35% and 65% new ones, depending on the harvest).
Shipping to Peninsular Spain
Estimated transit time: 2-3 working days.