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Chateau Certan de May de Certan Pomerol

Wine Details

Region

BordeauxFrance

Wine Description

(1998 Vintage) Certan de May's vines (Merlot 70%, Cabernet Franc 25%, Cabernet Sauvignon 5%) have an average age of 45 years and lie on sandy-gravel topsoils, underpinned by a hard-pan clay subsoil. Fermentation lasts 4-6 weeks in stainless steel, followed by up to a month's maceration before 16 months' oak ageing, 40% new.

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    (2008 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 04/30/2011
  • Robert Parker
    (2008 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 05/24/2011
  • Robert Parker
    (2010 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 02/20/2013
  • Wine Advocate
    (2000 Vintage) Rating: (90-93) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 134 on Apr-01
  • Decanter
    (1989 Vintage) Rating: 0/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Fairly deep to deep red; succulent nose, quite oaky, good supple fruit here; pleasant fruit on palate but soft and dilute, lacks grip, light spiciness; quite good length.