1996 Certan De May

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£814.00 DP

Average critic rating : 86.0 points



This wine reveals an intensely aromatic cedary, dried herb, and black cherry-scented nose, but its abrasive tannin level is troublesome. Although well-made, it displays a gritty texture, medium body, and an angular, rustic character to the tannin. If that softens (which I doubt), this wine will merit its 87 point score. Anticipated maturity: 2004-2015.|| Wine Advocate.April, 1999



Some attractive berry and dried-herb aromas follow through on the palate. Medium-bodied, with fine tannins and a light finish. Slightly austere. lost some of the pretty fruit it had from barrel. Not Certan de May's normally stellar quality, but blame the vintage. Best after 1999.-James Suckling, Wine Spectator 1999

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Certan De May 1996
+£521.00     (+158.36%) Latest price:  £850.00
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