VCC – another triumph

It’s still early days in our Bordeaux schedule but I can say that the single most memorable wine tasted yesterday, after far too many – mainly right bank – was Vieux Château Certan 2005.
Alexandre Thienpont just seems to be on a roll in his recently renovated cellar on the eastern fringes of Pomerol within sight of both Cheval Blanc (which Alain Vauthier of Ausone generously assured us is ‘remarquable’ in 2005) and Le Pin run by his cousin Jacques Thienpont and his Master of Wine wife Fiona.
VCC was a star in 2004 too, even though...