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Specifications

Colour:

Red

Producer:

Château Certan de May

Region:

Bordeaux

Appellation:

Pomerol

Grape Variety:

Merlot Cabernet Franc

Château Certan De May, Pomerol, 2020

6x75cl £505.00

5 cases Equiv. £84.17 per bottle

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Tasting Note:

Vinified under the guidance of renowned consultant and long-term winemaker at Petrus, Jean-Claude Berrouet since the 2013 vintage, Certan de May has received much investment recently, and the results are beginning to show in the glass. Very pure and detailed, a classical style, not heavyweight, but good fruit, polished, much more detailed, good precision; a refined and elegant Certan de May packed with pleasing floral fruit enveloped by imperceptible tannins, which are clearly ripe and well-integrated with the beautiful fruit. Very good indeed. 65% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon.

"This is pretty sombre, with a more Left Bank feel than many, really get the savoury and pared back dark berry feel of Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend, ensuring that the pressure from the tannins is to the fore. As it relaxes in the glass, a grilled coffee bean and liquorice note comes out. This is a lovely and powerful wine that takes its foot off the pedal at the right moment. Has personality and sets itself apart. Really enjoyable, in the Gazin-style in that this is subtly powerful rather than over-exuberant. New cellars at Certan de May, harvest of Merlot September 11 to 16, and the two Cabernets September 28 and 29." 95/100 -Jane Anson, Decanter.com

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