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Château Certan de May





Grape Variety:

Merlot Cabernet Franc

Château Certan De May, Pomerol, 2016

Tasting Note:

We wondered whether the 2015 Certan de May was the best ever. Well we prefer the 2016... Jean-Claude Berrouet, the former wine-maker at Petrus has been consulting here for a few years and the change of style is really taking effect. The 2016 is less exotic and confused and is more focussed, more classical and altogether more alluring. It is stricter and finer than the opulent 2015. Pure alpine strawberries, spicy, intoxicating crème de mûre. This is much more red fruited than normal, a touch confected, but pure and more authentic with a tobacco and tea leaf finish which is surprisingly persistent. 65% Merlot, 31% Cabernet Franc, 4% Cabernet Sauvignon.

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