1996 Certan De May

Certan De May

86Average Score
Red
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Scores & Notes
Average Score
86
Critic Notes

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. Apr 1999, www.robertparker.com

Score: 87-/100Robert Parker

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

Score: 85-/100Wine Spectator
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Product details
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Pomerol
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
-
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
-
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Pomerol
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
-
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
-
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