Chateau Certan de May

Chateau Certan de May




The origins of Château Certan de May date back to the very beginnings of Pomerol. The de May family, who settled in France from Scotland in the Middle Ages, were gifted the estate by royal decree in the 16th century as a gesture of thanks for services rendered to the crown of France. The estate began producing wine in the 18th century and was managed by descendants of the de May de Certans until 1925, when it passed to the Barreau family.

Situated on Pomerol’s prized central plateau, surrounded by illustrious neighbors such as Vieux Château Certan and La Fleur-Pétrus, Château Certan de May has long been considered one of the finest estates of the appellation.

The wines owe their complexity to the vineyard’s soil composition, a combination of clay and gravel that bring together power and elegance, structure and freshness. The balance of the wines from Château Certan de May illustrates the unique complementarity of these terroirs.

Owner Jean-Luc Barreau applies all of his care and attention to producing a wine in the great tradition of his forebears. Vinified under the guidance of renowned consultants Michel Rolland until 2012 and Jean-Claude Berrouet since the 2013 vintage, Château Certan de May benefits from the best winemaking know-how. The wine is rich, powerful, complex; while it can be enjoyed after a few years of cellaring, its structure and natural depth lend it great ageability.

Quelle: Moueix.com

Rebfläche: 5 Hektar
Eigentümerin: Madame Barreau-Badar



 
Chateau Certan de May 2016 Pomerol
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95 Vinous Punkte / Galloni für den Chateau Certan de May 2016 PomerolAntonio Galloni Januar 2019:
The 2016 Certan de May is a powerful. dense wine. just as it was en primeur. A blast of grilled herbs. leather. smoke. tobacco. licorice and dark-fleshed fruits makes a strong opening statement. Potent and strap in feel. Certan de May shows the more virile side of Pomerol. The profile is decidedly sepia-toned. Readers should plan on being patient with the 2016. It is a jewel of a wine that just needs bottle age to be at its best.
 
94+ Parker Punkte für den Chateau Certan de May 2016 PomerolLisa Perrotti Brown im November 2018:
A blend of 65% Merlot. 31% Cabernet Franc and 4% Cabernet Sauvignon. the medium garnet-purple colored 2016 Certan de May offers up notes of wild blueberries. black cherries and raspberry leaves with hints of black tea. roses and tar. Medium-bodied. the palate delivers a wonderful quiet intensity of blue. red and black fruits plus a fine-grained backbone and superb freshness. delivery and very long. mineral-tinged finish.
 
98 Sucklingpunkte für den Certan de May 2016James Suckling Januar 2019:
A deeply intense and plush Pomerol with immaculately ripe fruit and tannins. So well executed with aromas of truffle. dark stones. coal smoke and intense dark plums and cocoa powder. The palate has an immaculate texture with very bright. velvety tannins. carrying rich dark plums. Plum pudding and Christmas cake to close. Try from 2025.
 
116,90 EUR
155,87 EUR pro l
inkl. 19% MwSt. zzgl. Versand
Chateau Certan de May 2020 Pomerol
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93 Punkte vom Wine Spectator für den Chateau Certan de May 2020 PomerolJames Molsworth beschreibt ihn im Januar 2023 wie folgt:
This has some lovely fruit -- and with good definition, too (not easy in this vintage) -- with plum, cassis and blackberry notes that sail through prettily, laced with black tea, incense and anise. Ends with a subtle smoldering alder accent. A lovely wine that avoids the vintage's pratfalls. Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best from 2025 through 2036. 1,550 cases made, 75 cases imported. –JM
 
92 Punkte vom Wine Advocate für den Chateau Certan de May 2020 Pomerol Den Chateau Certan de May 2020 Pomerol beschreibt William Kelley wie folgt:
Offering up aromas of sweet berries and plums mingled with notions of aniseed, licorice and mint, the 2020 Certan de May is medium to full-bodied, broad and layered, with a rich and enveloping core of ripe, somewhat baked fruit. This is a solid effort, but it can't quite match the 2019.
 
97 Sucklingpunkte für den Chateau Certan de May 2020 Pomerol Den Chateau Certan de May 2020 Pomerol beschreibt James Suckling wie folgt:
Lots of violets and flowers with hints of smoke and spice. Then dried flowers. Full and broad with tannins that flow across the palate. Chiselled. The real deal here for Pomerol. 65% merlot, 25% cabernet franc and 10% cabernet sauvignon. Give this four to five years.
 
92 Punkte von Jeb Dunnuck für den Chateau Certan de May 2020 Pomerol Den Chateau Certan de May 2020 Pomerol beschreibt Jeb Dunnuck wie folgt:
A classic, complex, old-school beauty that will be loved by the traditionalists out there, the 2020 Château Certan De May offers up a flowery, savory bouquet of red and black fruits, saddle leather, savory herbs, and incense. With medium-bodied richness, a good core of sweet fruit, fine tannins, and a great finish, give bottles just a few years and enjoy over the coming 10-15.

 
115,00 EUR
153,33 EUR pro l
inkl. 19% MwSt. zzgl. Versand
Chateau Certan de May 2015 Pomerol
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Certan de May de Certan 2015 Pomerol mit 97 Punkten bei James SucklingJames Suckling bewertet den Chateau Certan de May 2015 Pomerol am 02.02.2018 wie folgt:
This has a darker sheen of fruits in the blackberry and blood-plum spectrum with sweetly spicy and earthy aromas and some violets to boot. The palate has quite a forthright tannin firmness. A very long. linear wine with a full body and a smooth. fresh. blueberry/plum finish. An impressive wine that rolls endlessly through the finish. This has plenty of ageing potential.Try from 2023.
 
Chateau Certan de May 2015 mit grossartigen 95+ Parker PunktenLisa Perrotti Brown bewertet den Chateau Certan de May 2015 Pomerol am 21.02.2018 wie folgt:
The 2015 Certan de May is composed of 80% Merlot. 4% Cabernet Sauvignon and 16% Cabernet Franc. displaying a medium garnet-purple color and nose of warm red cherries. mulberries. crushed red and black plums and raspberry leaves with nuances of wild thyme. dried roses. cloves and eucalypt. Medium to full-bodied and boasting great harmony in the mouth. the palate delivers loads of red and black fruit layers interspersed with floral and herb accents and framed by a firm. ripe. fine-grained backbone. finishing with wonderful length and freshness.
 
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Der Certan de May 2015 ist dramatisch aufgewertet worden Neal Martin hatte den Certan de May 2015 noch mit 89-91+ bewertet.
 
114,90 EUR
153,20 EUR pro l
inkl. 19% MwSt. zzgl. Versand
Chateau Certan de May 2018 Pomerol Subskription
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91 Punkte vom Wine Advocate für den Chateau Certan de May 2018 PomerolDen Chateau Certan de May 2018 Pomerol beschreibt William Kelley wie folgt:
The 2018 Certan de May is a blend of 70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. Sporting a medium to deep garnet-purple color, it features notes of black cherry compote, black raspberries and plum preserves, plus suggestions of underbrush, Sichuan pepper, dried Provence herbs and cedar chest. The elegantly styled, medium-bodied palate is filled with expressive black berry and earthy layers, supported by grainy tannins and plenty of freshness, finishing with an herbal lift.
 
96 Sucklingpunkte für den Chateau Certan de May 2018 Pomerol
Den Chateau Certan de May 2018 Pomerol beschreibt James Suckling wie folgt:
Very classic style of Pomerol with black olives, blackberries and spices on the nose that follow through to a full body with layers of ultra fine tannins and a long, long finish. What a beautifully crafted red. Try after 2025.
 
94 Punkte von Jeb Dunnuck für den Chateau Certan de May 2018 Pomerol Den Chateau Certan de May 2018 Pomerol beschreibt Jeb Dunnuck wie folgt:
The 2018 Château Certan De May has come together beautifully since I tasted it from barrel. This blend of 70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon is medium to full-bodied and has a rounded, fruit loaded texture, some background smoky oak, and a great finish. This pleasure- bent, ripe, sexy Pomerol is the finest vintage I've tasted to date. Drink bottles over the coming 15-20 years.
 
94 Punkte vom Falstaff für den Chateau Certan de May 2018 Pomerol Den Chateau Certan de May 2018 Pomerol beschreibt Fallstaff wie folgt:
Tiefdunkles Rubingranat, opaker Kern, violette Reflexe, zarter Wasserrand. Reife Pflaumen, dunkles Waldbeerkonfit, ein Hauch von Lakritze, floraler Touch. Saftig, rund und opulent, frisch strukturiert, ein Hauch von süßen Feigen, schokoladiger Touch, gute Länge, ein komplexer Speisenbeleiter.
 
109,00 EUR
145,33 EUR pro l
inkl. 19% MwSt. zzgl. Versand
Chateau Certan de May 2019 Pomerol
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97 Suckling Punkte für den Chateau Certan de May 2019 PomerolJames Suckling über den Chateau Certan de May 2019 Pomerol:
13 Jan, 2022 – Tar and dried tobacco with black cherries and blackberries. Stones, too. It’s medium-to full-bodied with a solid core of fruit and a flavorful finish. Really tightly wound. Try after 2026.
 
94 Punkte vom Wine Advocate für denWilliam Kelley im April 2022:
The 2019 Certan de May has turned out very well, offering up aromas of rich cherries, cassis, loamy soil and creamy but nicely integrated new oak. Full-bodied, layered and lively, with fine concentration, powdery tannins and a long, penetrating finish, this is beautifully balanced Pomerol that no doubt benefits from the perspective of consultant Jean-Claude Berrouet.
 
93 Punkte vom Wine Spectator für den Für den Wine Spectator verköstigte James Molesworth den Chateau Certan de May 2019 Pomerol:
Ripe and silky, with abundant blood orange, damson plum and cherry puree notes carried by a silky structure, with rooibos tea, mineral and savory details chiming in through the stylish finish. Very nicely done for the vintage. Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best from 2023 through 2036. 1,700 cases made, 75 cases imported.
 
94 Punkte vom Falstaff für den Chateau Certan de May 2019 PomerolDer Chateau Certan de May 2019 Pomerol am Gaumen der Falstaff-Verköstiger:
Dunkles Rubingranat, violette Reflexe, dezente Randaufhellung. Reife Pflaumen, ein Hauch von frischen Feigen, kandierte Orangenzesten, Blutorangen, feines Nougat. Saftig, elegant, dezente Extraktsüße, frische Struktur, präsente, reife Tannine, salzige Mineralität im Abgang, gutes Reifepotenzial.
 
108,00 EUR
144,00 EUR pro l
inkl. 19% MwSt. zzgl. Versand
Chateau Certan de May 2017 Pomerol Subskription
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95 Sucklingpunkte für den Chateau Certan de May 2017 Pomerol James Suckling bewertet den Chateau Certan de May 2017 Pomerol im Dezember 2019:
There’s a striking sense of deeply ripe plums on the nose. as well as notes of forest wood. black truffle. wet earth and sous bois. The palate has regal tannin shape and texture. Quite powerful but supple. the tannins carry long and fresh with ripe dark-plum flavors. Try from 2022.
 
92 Punkte vom Vinous-Team für denAntonio Galloni im März 2020:
The 2017 Certan de May is a powerful. dense wine. Graphite. smoke. grilled herbs and dark red and purplish fruit confer a real sense of gravitas that also comes through in the wine's unctuous fruit and overall richness. The 2017 packs a serious punch. that is for sure. Although not the last word in finesse. Certan de May offers plenty of richness and body. It is one of the bigger Pomerols of the year. I would give the 2017 a few years in bottle to allow the tannins to soften.
 
Chateau Certan de May 2017 Pomerol 93 Punkte vom Wine Advocate16.03.2020 Lisa Perrotti Brown
The 2017 Certan de May is a blend of 60% Merlot. 35% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. Deep garnet-purple in color. the wine charges out of the gate with bold expressions of preserved plums. blueberry compote and redcurrant jelly plus nuances of pencil shavings. forest floor and truffles. Medium-bodied. the palate delivers elegantly played black fruits and earthy accents with a lovely frame of fine-grained tannins and seamless freshness. finishing with a quiet intensity.
 
105,00 EUR
140,00 EUR pro l
inkl. 19% MwSt. zzgl. Versand