95 points Wine Enthusiast
"This is a very firm and concentrated wine with dark and smoky character. The palate is elegant and fine, but densely structured with dark tannins that give extra complexity."
"Tasted blind. Sweet and round with very flattering gentle ripe fruit character. This is Pomerol at its most flattering. Really rather gorgeous and a great shame to have to spit this out. Neat, dry finish. No exaggeration; everything in its right place. Rather discreet. 18/20 points."
Vinous Reverie Notes
Certan de May is a "tiny gem of a vineyard." Even though it is not classified, its 5 hectares are prominently located opposite Vieux Chateau Certan (they were once one property), and you can certainly see why it can produce such potentially fantastic wines. The vineyards are planted to 70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon.