reviewsJames Suckling 94-95/100
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.
Wine Advocate 87-89/100
The 2019 Certan de May, which has been under the guidance of Jean-Claude Berrouet since 2013, was picked 17 to 23 September with respect to the Merlot. The Cabernets were picked between 1 to 4 October. It has a nose that I recognize from previous years, open-knit with bright red fruit, maybe just a little green around the edges. There is a background scent of stewed black tea. The palate is fresh on the entry with a grainy texture, fresh acidity, quite sharp in fact. A slightly pinched finish needs to develop more flesh to round it out. Tasted twice with consistent notes.
Located in Pomerol a 5.5ha vineyard on clay and deep gravel. 65% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. Ripe and gorgeous plum characters, mocha spice notes, lifted acidity with a lovely round note on the finish.