The only way you can find more floral aromatics is by walking into a flower shop! This is one of the most sensuous wines produced by Certan de May. Lush, silky, long and sexy, this is bottled decadence that is made better by its length, complexity and purity.
Score: 94-96/100Jeff Leve
This is a very attractive wine with blackberry, walnut and hazelnut aromas and flavors. Full body, firm tannins and a fruity finish. Yet, it’s reserved and pretty.
Score: 94-95/100James Suckling
Excellent quality, here the pull through the palate is slow, with bigger tannins than in some of the Pomerols this year, with the Cabernet Sauvignon making an impact in terms of dark yet savoury berry character but also weight and structure. Excellent wine, seriously good quality, give it at least six years before this softens out. 30% new oak.
Score: 94-/100DecanterDrinking Window: 2024-2036
Deep crimson hue. Enticing nose of ripe, dark fruit with a definite cassis tone. Sweet (perhaps oak-nuanced) attack then lots of gushing fruit. Round and gourmand but plentiful tannins behind. Saline finish again. Lots going on. (JL)
Score: 17-/20Jancis RobinsonDrinking Window: 2027-2040
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2019 Certan de May rocks up with open-knit scents of warm black cherries, baked plums and blackberry pie with hints of charcoal, crushed rocks, iron ore and menthol plus a fragrant touch of sandalwood. Medium-bodied, the palate gives a pleasantly chewy texture and lovely freshness, supporting the subtle black fruit layers, finishing on a mineral note.
Score: 90-92/100Lisa Perrotti-Brown
Ferrous tones and lifted volatile notes. Mineral edge to the black plum and raisin fruit. Velvety tannins but quite open knit. Purple fruited with savoury ferric undertones. A little austere.
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