Certan de May 2010

RegionBordeaux
SubregionPomerol
ColourRed
TypeStill


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Tasting Notes

Chocolaty, cedary and Christmas fruitcake notes along with some oak, damp earth and forest floor are present in this full-bodied, masculine style of Pomerol, which has a dense ruby/purple color and is a blend of Cabernet Franc and Merlot. The wine has a nice chewiness to it and is powerful and muscular, but not quite as silky or complex as some of the other top wines of this appellation. Forget it for 5-7 years and drink it over the following 25.

Score: 91+Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (205), March 2013

This estate, which enjoys a fabulous location on the high plateau of Pomerol with neighbors such as Lafleur, Vieux-Chateau-Certan, Petrus and La Fleur Petrus, should produce even greater wines. While I long for a return to the fabulous Certan de Mays of the early and mid-eighties, the 2010 is an impressive effort. Aromas of black fruits intermixed with an iron-like character, soil, oak and earth undertones emerge from this full-bodied, masculine, borderline rustic wine. With abundant concentration as well as elevated tannins, this Pomerol will require patience. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2030+.

Score: 91/93Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (194), May 2011

Beautiful dense nose with polished dark fruit, leather and wet forest floor. Coffee, sweet tobacco, and Seville orange. Full-bodied and intense on the palate with polished tannins and deep layered texture. Give it four or five years of bottle age to soften. So gorgeous already.

Score: 95James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, February 2013

Gorgeous aromas. Tar, dark fruits and forest leaves on the nose. Full body, with lovely velvety tannins and a long aftertaste of dark chocolate, dark fruits and cappuccino. Tasted twice.

Score: 94/95James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, March 2011

Dark purplish crimson. Heady, sweet, purple berries on the nose. The finish is dry but this is the closest that the Moueix Pomerols come to lusciousness and any obvious oak influence. A little bit sweet and oaky at the moment with a bit of stringiness on the finish.

Score: 16.5Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, April 2011

This perfectly situated property lies directly opposite Vieux Chateau Certan and close to L'Evangile, La Conseillante, Petrus and Le Pin. There is no doubt that when they get it right here they are capable of producing Pomerol of the highest quality. A very deep colour. Big, black cherry nose with hints of licorice. Fat, fleshly and opulent with a viscous texture. Sweet and sumptuous, this is a fantastic mouthful of Pomerol. Stunning wine, this must be the best vintage here for many years.

Score: 18Farr Vintners, April 2011

The nose is lush fleshy packed with ripe black fruits. The palate is meaty at the start then all fleshy supple sensuously rich with a mass of ripe plums. There is enough structure showing towards the back to balance and support.

Score: 90/93Derek Smedley MW, April 2011

Score: 93Tim Atkin MW, timatkin.com, April 2011

Sweet and ripe on the nose with just a hint of jam. Round and supple on attack but with length and freshness in the tannins. Generous if a touch robust at present. Drink 2018-2030.

Score: 16.5James Lawther MW, Decanter.com, April 2011

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