This property is superbly situated in the south-east section of Pomerol’s siliceous-clay plateau, surrounded by some of the greatest, rarest names, including Vieux Château Certan and Hosanna. Certan de May is tiny, with just over 5 hectares of vineyard, and has benefitted from the consultancy input of Jean-Claude Berrouet (who made more than 40 vintages at Pétrus) since 2013. The introduction of a 2nd wine (from 2015 onwards) to include lighter structured productions, has contributed to this wine’s pre-eminence amongst the greatest Pomerols. The vines now average 35 years of age, with the 2020 wine being assembled from 65% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. Colour is lustrous, deep purple-ruby; aromas are fresh, appetizingly ripe and complex. Palate shows broad structure, with dense fleshiness, rich, well-rounded tannins and thrilling length (for drinking 2026-2040+).
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