Château Certan de May Château Certan de May

Pomerol, France

Vintage: 2015 (Current)

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Château Certan de May Château Certan de May 2015

Reviews

Wine Enthusiast

94 Points

April 1, 2018

“With its proportion of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine has an elegant profile, while the Merlot reflects the natural opulence of the vintage. Acidity, concentration and black fruits are all there, along with the tannin that will allow the wine to age. Drink from 2026.”

Vinous Media

94 Points

March 1, 2018

“The 2015 Certan de May is deep, powerful and imposing. Dark blue/purplish fruit, lavender, spice and mint are some of the many notes that fill out the wine's frame. Vertical in feel, with potent tannins, the 2015 needs time to fully come together. Even so, it does not appear to be an especially refined wine. The blend is 80% Merlot, 16% Cabernet Franc and 4% Cabernet Sauvignon.”

The Wine Advocate

95+ Points

February 21, 2018

“The 2015 Certan de May is composed of 80% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Sauvignon and 16% Cabernet Franc, displaying a medium garnet-purple color and nose of warm red cherries, mulberries, crushed red and black plums and raspberry leaves with nuances of wild thyme, dried roses, cloves and eucalypt. Medium to full-bodied and boasting great harmony in the mouth, the palate delivers loads of red and black fruit layers interspersed with floral and herb accents and framed by a firm, ripe, fine-grained backbone, finishing with wonderful length and freshness.”

Overview

Originally from Scotland, the DE MAY family moved to France in the Middle Age and were given, for their bravery, the “fief de Certan” by the King of France. Located on the south-east part of the Pomerol plateau, the 14 acre vineyard produces wines with the power of the clay part (1/3 of the land) and the elegancy of the gravelly part (2/3 of the land). Run by the Barreau family, the vineyard is world famous. Vinified under the advice of the renowned wine making consultant, Michel Rolland, the wine expresses the depth of this part of Pomerol along with the exoticism of modern wine making techniques.

Technical Information

Varietals: Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon