2022 Ch Certan de May Pomerol - 6x75cl
  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château Certan de May
  • Region Pomerol
  • Drinking 2031 - 2047
  • Case size 6x75cl
  • Available En Primeur

2022 - Ch Certan de May Pomerol - 6x75cl

  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château Certan de May
  • Region Pomerol
  • Drinking 2031 - 2047
  • Case size 6x75cl
  • Available En Primeur
Case price: £595.00 In Bond
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  • Wine Advocate, April 2023, Score: 92-94

    The 2022 Certan de May opens in the glass with aromas of cherries, minty berries, spices and fruitcake, followed by a medium to full-bodied, pure and fleshy palate that's lively and harmonious, with good depth and a classically proportioned profile.

  • Antonio Galloni, April 2023, Score: 92-95

    The 2022 Certan de May is a seriously beautiful wine. Ripe, succulent and very juicy, Certan de May offers tons of immediacy. The style is perhaps a bit opulent, but that is the year. Blue/purplish fruit, licorice, lavender, spice and chocolate are front and center in this decidedly hedonistic Pomerol. Drink 2027-2047.

  • Goedhuis, April 2023, Score: 92-94

    Under the careful guidance of former Petrus wine maker Jean-Claude Berrouet, Certan de May’s reputation is amongst the elite of Pomerol. No wonder when considering the quality of its clay gravel soils and position between La Fleur Petrus and Vieux Chateau Certan! A more robust style of Pomerol, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon make up 40% of the blend with the remainder Merlot. Dense black fruits, with characters of vanilla and spice of oak, good length and will progress in bottle to give complexity and style.

  • James Suckling, April 2023, Score: 96-97

    The bramble berry and blueberry character with violets and black olives comes through clearly here. It’s full-bodied yet the quality of the tannins are polished and attractive. Strength with appeal. 60% merlot, 30% cabernet franc and 10% cabernet sauvignon.

  • Jancis Robinson, April 2023, Score: 17+

    Another fine offering from this much-improved estate. Deep, bright crimson. Red- and dark-fruit notes with a hint of liquorice. Attractive density and weight. Juicy, fresh and gourmand, the tannins silky and long. Persistent. (James Lawther MW) Drink 2029 – 2042

  • Jeb Dunnuck, April 2023, Score: 91-93

    A more Cabernet-dominated blend from Pomerol, the 2022 Château Certan De May is 60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc, and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. Traditionally a fresher, floral wine, the 2022 is no exception with its bright red and blue fruits as well as spring flowers, fresh cut herbs, violets, and damp earth-driven aromatics. These carry to a medium to full-bodied, pure, nicely balanced Pomerol with supple, polished tannins, a good spine of acidity, and outstanding length.

  • Matthew Jukes, April 2023, Score: 17.5+

    The gradual improvements made at Certan are taking effect, and this is a wine with a desire to be considered among the big names, and it knocks on the door with conviction. The fruit is complete, layered, juicy, refreshing and also long. It is not a big wine but a subtle one with calmness and 48 confidence at its core. The oak is a little raucous right now, but the fruit notes will easily swallow this up during the élévage. This is a good effort.

Producer

Château Certan de May

Château Certan de May bears the name of a great Scottish family which lived in France from the Middle Ages and in Pomerol from the end of the 16th century. According to local archives, the estate was the first to be authorised by the King to grow vines in Pomerol. At the time of the French Revolution, the estate was then broken up, before finally being taken over by the Barreau-Badar family in 1925. Today, Odette Barreau-Ba...Read more

Château Certan de May bears the name of a great Scottish family which lived in France from the Middle Ages and in Pomerol from the end of the 16th century. According to local archives, the estate was the first to be authorised by the King to grow vines in Pomerol. At the time of the French Revolution, the estate was then broken up, before finally being taken over by the Barreau-Badar family in 1925. Today, Odette Barreau-Badar runs Certan de May, with the support of her son, Jean-Luc. Château Certan de May is located in the south-eastern part of the famous Pomerol plateau, bordering Vieux-Châteaux Certan and Petrus. The 5 hectares of ancient vines are planted on this exceptional clay-silica terroir. Vine plantings are 70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine is extremely charming, powerful, fleshy, robust and supple, all at the same time. Ageing is in 40% new oak for up to 16 months. It has a "monumental" structure and is very elegant and rich in aromas.Read less

Region

Pomerol

The small sub-region of Pomerol is situated north-east of the industrious city of Libourne. Pomerol's soils are predominately iron-rich clay with a smattering of gravel that produce wines with extraordinary power and depth. As a result of this clay-dominance, it has the highest percentage of Merlot planted in all of Bordeaux. Certain châteaux are produced exclusively from this grape, but most incorporate smaller quantities of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc as well. Despite its hefty (if not exclusive) proportion of Merlot, many people think of wines from this region as separate entities. As one wine aficionado stated recently, "It's not Merlot. It's Pomerol." Despite the region's small size, Pomerol contains some of the world's most sought after (and expensive) wines including Pétrus, Le Pin, Lafleur, l'Evangile and Vieux Château Certan. Unlike other Bordelais subregions, there is no system of classification. The châteaux are traded on reputation alone.