Original
12 Ratings
Chateau Certan de May de Certan Pomerol

Wine Details

Region

BordeauxFrance

Wine Description

(2012 Vintage) An attractive sample with lovely floral and berry character. Citrus acidity. Medium-to-full body. The wine builds on the palate with very polished tannins. Delicately fruity with pretty depth.

Expert Reviews
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  • International Wine Cellar
    (2000 Vintage) Deep, bright ruby. Superripe aromas of jammy dark berries, chocolate, roasted herbs and earth; somewhat porty but not at all oxidative. Sweet, opulent and concentrated; very ripe and smooth in the middle. This really fills the mouth. Finishes with sweet, even tannins and very good persistence. Far better than the wishy-washy '99, and seemingly riper and richer than the '98. This may surpass the excellent '95 bottling.
  • Wine Advocate
    (2000 Vintage) Rating: (90-93) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 134 on Apr-01
  • 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
  • International Wine Cellar
    (1998 Vintage) Rating: 87-88 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 90, May/June 2000. Medium full red. Rather subdued aromas of smoky raspberry and spiced cherry. Good extract and texture, but a bit ungiving in the middle, with some menthol and shoe polish notes. Not as ripe as the vintage's best examples, but has good concentration and firm backbone. A bit better today than it appeared a year ago.