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    now to 2035
  • Food Pairing

    Garlic Roasted Pork Shoulder

The Story

The vineyard is planted in 70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. At around five hectares, Certan de May is a tiny jewel poised between Vieux Château Certan and Petrus. It was very strong in the 1980's, then slipped a little through the 1990's. From 2005 onwards the estate has been back on track, producing elegant yet fleshy and flamboyant wines at a very reasonable price.

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Dark, ruby red colour. Lovely, spicy, smoky and ripe dark fruit nose. Touch of volatility. Ripe black cherries, tar and spices. Medium-bodied, intense, ripe chunky black fruit, spicy, floral, and liquereux-like palate. Very tight tannic aftertaste with some spices. This wine goes well with fillet of venison, damsons and cepe risotto.
  • 88p
Deep ruby in color with earth, truffle, cherry blossom and cocoa scents, supple texture with polished, fresh plum and cherry sensations in the finish. 92-93 Pts
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Origin

Pomerol, Bordeaux

Vintage Quality

Above Average

Value For Money

Good

Investment potential

No Potential

Fake factory

None

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 Jeff Leve, Wine Writer (United States)  tasted  Chateau Certan de May 2011  ( Château Certan de May )

"Deep ruby in color with earth, truffle, cherry blossom and cocoa scents, supple texture with polished, fresh plum and cherry sensations in the finish. 92-93 Pts"

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