Certan de May 2010

Certan de May 2010

Region: Bordeaux

Appellation:  Pomerol

Blend: 85% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc



Château Certan de May is a wine estate located in the Pomerol appellation of Bordeaux, France. The estate has a long history dating back to the 18th century and is currently owned by the Barreau-Badar family. The vineyards at Château Certan de May are planted with Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, with Merlot being the dominant grape variety. The winery produces a single red wine each year, which is known for its elegance, complexity, and aging potential. Château Certan de May wines are typically deep, rich, and full-bodied, with flavors of dark fruit, spices, and earthy undertones. The wines are known for their complexity and ability to age gracefully, with some vintages continuing to develop and improve in the bottle for several decades. 

Robert Parker - 91 Points

"Deep garnet in color, the 2010 Certan de May opens with notions of sweaty leather and pencil lead over a core of prunes, blackberry pie, dried mint and mulberries with a touch of mincemeat pie. Medium to full-bodied, the palate packs a punch of dense, earth-laced black fruits combined with chewy tannins, finishing spicy."

Antonio Galloni - 92 Points

"The 2010 Certan de May has a slightly disjointed bouquet compared to the 2010 Clos l’Eglise, broodier and more introspective, but eventually reveals attractive truffle and morel aromas, hints of warm gravel or red bricks. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, a fine bead of acidity, taut and crisp with a slightly attenuation towards the finish. But there is wonderful tension and sense of energy. This is a cru that disappointed when I last tasted it in 2014. This is a completely different wine! Tasted blind at Farr Vintners 10-Year On Bordeaux horizontal."