CERTAN DE MAY 2019 75CL
“The purity of fruit is so enticing here with strawberries, flowers, lavender and currants. Black earth, too. Some stone and cement. It’s full-bodied with firm, fine tannins. It shows so much cabernet sauvignon character. It’s 68% cabernet sauvignon, 27% merlot and the rest cabernet franc.”” James Suckling
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2019 Certan de May rocks up with open-knit scents of warm black cherries, baked plums and blackberry pie with hints of charcoal, crushed rocks, iron ore and menthol plus a fragrant touch of sandalwood. Medium-bodied, the palate gives a pleasantly chewy texture and lovely freshness, supporting the subtle black fruit layers, finishing on a mineral note. Lisa Perrotti-Brown 90-92+
Situated on Pomerol’s prized central plateau, surrounded by illustrious neighbors such as Vieux Château Certan and La Fleur-Pétrus, Château Certan de May has long been considered one of the finest estates of the appellation.
Its history dates back to the early beginnings of Pomerol when the de May family from Scotland were gifted the estate in return for services to the crown. Having recently been taken on by a new genreation the property is on the rise now with the help of Jean-Claude Berrouet, ex technical director of Petrus. This is one to watch.”
Certan de May