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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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Tasted in April 2017. 65% Merlot, 31% CF and 5% CS. Very pretty and aromatic nose of blueberries and wild cherries, compact and tight, dense, very complex, silky tannin and long finish. Very impressive!

  • 96p

Deep crimson. Fresh musky plum, spicy, dukkah aromas. Well concentrated buoyant wine with fleshy dark plum, musky, Parma violet flavours, fine chalky grainy textures and balanced new vanilla oak complexity. Finishes dark chocolaty and long. Generous and velvety wine. Tasted at JP Moueix. 93 points

  • 93p

Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Excellent nose with aroma reminiscent of liquorice, violets and mild spices, restrained fruit in the background. On the palate well structured with hints of liquorice and elegant fruit. Tannins are ripe, the wine displays a wonderful freshness and excellent length with lingering berry fruit. 95

  • 95p

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Pomerol, Bordeaux

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 Andrew Caillard MW, Wine Writer (Australia)  tasted  Chateau Certan de May 2016  ( Château Certan de May )

Deep crimson. Fresh musky plum, spicy, dukkah aromas. Well concentrated buoyant wine with fleshy dark plum, musky, Parma violet flavours, fine chalky grainy textures and balanced new vanilla oak complexity. Finishes dark chocolaty and long. Generous and velvety wine. Tasted at JP Moueix. 93 points

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95p
 Markus Del Monego MW / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  Chateau Certan de May 2016  ( Château Certan de May )

Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Excellent nose with aroma reminiscent of liquorice, violets and mild spices, restrained fruit in the background. On the palate well structured with hints of liquorice and elegant fruit. Tannins are ripe, the wine displays a wonderful freshness and excellent length with lingering berry fruit. 95

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94p
 Christer Byklum / Leading Scandinavian wine blogger, Wine Writer (Norway)  tasted  Chateau Certan de May 2016  ( Château Certan de May )

Ruby. Scented, red berries, some anise, spices, elegant nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, dark berries, elegant and lively, detailed, long. 93-95

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