Château Certan De May De Certan

Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend

9.2284 ratings
9.173 pro ratings
Pomerol, Libournais, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Bob McDonald

Not giving as much as I expected - probably its youth. A touch of H2S. Cellar it. The blend is usually 70% Merlot; 25% Cabernet Franc; and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. Situated on Pomerols prized central plateau. Soils being composed of a blend of clay and gravel.

Not giving as much as I expected - probably its youth. A touch of H2S. Cellar it. The blend is usually 70% Merlot; 25% Cabernet Franc; and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. Situated on Pomerols prized central plateau. Soils being composed of a blend of clay and gravel.

Sep 12th, 2018
Bob McDonald

Not as intense as the 2006 reflecting the lesser 2007 vintage. Still pretty good but just a detuned version of 06 and 08.

Not as intense as the 2006 reflecting the lesser 2007 vintage. Still pretty good but just a detuned version of 06 and 08.

Sep 12th, 2018
Bob McDonald

At the Pomerol Dinner in Melbourne last week we started with 3 vintages of Certan de May. The “May” coming from a Scottish Family ownership originally dating back to the 16th Century. Gifted the Estate by Royal decree. This wine is typically dusty and plummy. Medium weight with a touch of astringency. A generous earthy palate with raw mushroom notes. Soft grainy tannins. Excellent.

At the Pomerol Dinner in Melbourne last week we started with 3 vintages of Certan de May. The “May” coming from a Scottish Family ownership originally dating back to the 16th Century. Gifted the Estate by Royal decree. This wine is typically dusty and plummy. Medium weight with a touch of astringency. A generous earthy palate with raw mushroom notes. Soft grainy tannins. Excellent.

Sep 12th, 2018
Greg Koslosky

Started out a little tannic really opened up with air and tons of lush cassis with a nice spine of minerality with excellent length and intensity. A more masculine style of Pomerol. No rush to drink .

Started out a little tannic really opened up with air and tons of lush cassis with a nice spine of minerality with excellent length and intensity. A more masculine style of Pomerol. No rush to drink .

Oct 8th, 2017
Mitch Cahoon

Sommelier/Wine Director Petra's Bistro & Wine Bar

9.7

Perfect Absolutely singing. Not one stitch of oxidation. Certainly has some life left. Thanks Sam Lee

Perfect Absolutely singing. Not one stitch of oxidation. Certainly has some life left. Thanks Sam Lee

2 people found it helpfulMar 25th, 2015
Duane Mason

Nice Bordeaux but I would drink as the wine has very nice tannins in balance with aged fruit. Very nice with Lamb.

Nice Bordeaux but I would drink as the wine has very nice tannins in balance with aged fruit. Very nice with Lamb.

1 person found it helpfulApr 14th, 2018
Josh Orr

Dusty chocolatey red fruit with oak and herbs #msclassic #merlot #pomerol

Dusty chocolatey red fruit with oak and herbs #msclassic #merlot #pomerol

1 person found it helpfulJul 28th, 2015
Catherine Gerdes

Beverage director, L'artusi

9.4

Stew of herbs... Yum

Stew of herbs... Yum

1 person found it helpfulJan 14th, 2015
Mitch Cahoon

Sommelier/Wine Director Petra's Bistro & Wine Bar

9.3

Delicious.

Delicious.

1 person found it helpfulNov 11th, 2014
Tracy Hall

Nice acid and fruit. Funky smell blew off quickly. Leather. wb

Nice acid and fruit. Funky smell blew off quickly. Leather. wb

1 person found it helpfulSep 13th, 2014