Chateau Certan de May 2005
€ 119,79 (in Vat)
|Brand||Chateau Certan de May|
|Grape||Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Bordeaux Blend|
|Condition||From Original Wooden Case|
This property has returned to form following a listless period of irregularity that began after a brilliant succession of top wines in the eighties (1982, 1985, 1986, and 1988). Perhaps the finest wine since that outstanding quartet, the deep ruby/purple-tinged 2005 offers up scents of menthol, black cherries, raspberries, cassis, coffee, and a hint of new saddle leather. Full-bodied and powerful with a firm structure and high, but sweet, well-integrated tannin, this is not a Pomerol for near-term gratification.
Winespectator / James Suckling (94)
Blackberry and green tobacco aromas, with hints of coffee bean, follow through to a full body, with big, velvety tannins and a complex finish of dark chocolate and berry. Chewy and muscular, yet caressing and pretty.
Rene Gabriel rates this wine 18/20 points.