Château Certan de May Red Bordeaux Blend Pomerol 2009

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This smells stemmy and composty, all feral with iron and green pepper and even a touch of celery. Fairly nicely balanced, rich and broad with suffi... Read more

Deeply flushed in appearance, the wine presents an overt nose of non-fruit elements: leather, buffalo jerky and North African spices. Cranberries, ... Read more

Winemaker's Notes: Alcohol: 12.5 % Acidity: 5 g/l RS: 2.8 g/l Content: 0,75 l This is an excellent example of typical Austrian Grüner Vel... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Château Certan de May Red Bordeaux Blend Pomerol

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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2.50 5
02/21/2012

This smells stemmy and composty, all feral with iron and green pepper and even a touch of celery. Fairly nicely balanced, rich and broad with sufficient acidity to perk things up a touch on the palate. There’s some nice fruit here as well, clear with both mineral and very gentle vegetal tones accenting the blueberryish fruit on the mid-palate that becomes more obvious on the finish. The finish is a touch short and tough, though the blueberry fruit and violet nuances do show some aromatic lift. Hopefully time will help this because today it is a bit ordinary at best. 84pts


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Snooth User: Christy Canterbury MW
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3.00 5
10/23/2012

Deeply flushed in appearance, the wine presents an overt nose of non-fruit elements: leather, buffalo jerky and North African spices. Cranberries, red cherries, plums and potting soil chime in on the palate. The mouthfeel is soft but balanced with an easy-going juiciness. The excellent balance helps the flavors hold on through a medium-finish. 13% abv


Snooth User: Constance Chamberlain
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0.00 5
08/03/2010

Winemaker's Notes: Alcohol: 12.5 % Acidity: 5 g/l RS: 2.8 g/l Content: 0,75 l This is an excellent example of typical Austrian Grüner Veltliner: a dry and fresh white wine with influences of green apples, grapefruit and lemon. All this underlined by the spice of white pepper and ripe acidity


Snooth User: Bob Fyke
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0.00 5
07/30/2012

89 points: Wonderfully fragrant, with spiced currant, sweet aromatic wood, and a bit of camphor. The palate is bold, with anise and licorice over roasted cherry.The palate flavors dance around with achoholic energy. It has a good balance with fine tannins that support, and later coat the mouth.


Snooth User: BeautifulCalamity
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3.50 5
07/26/2012

Great with meat and spice. Bold flavors.


Snooth User: Nathan P
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4.00 5
12/01/2013

Lightest in the glass from tasting, but dense in flavor. [From "Chateauneuf du Pape & Friends" at Bin 105, Lincoln NE, 15 September 2013.]


Snooth User: flammifera
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4.00 5
11/06/2010

Lovely for drinking, plus held its own taste alongside a broccoli salad with a balsamic dressing.


Snooth User: Marty Wheeler
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3.00 5
04/29/2012

Part of cellars wine club.


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External Reviews for Château Certan de May Red Bordeaux Blend Pomerol

External Review
11/20/2013

This is enticing, with Cavaillon melon, toasted hazelnut, citrus oil and crème fraîche notes on a full-bodied frame. Drink now.


External Review
11/20/2013

The 2009 Cotes du Rhone Reserve (an identical blend) is soft, ripe, peppery, fruity, opaque ruby in color, with a more narrow palate. While excellent, this racy, reasonably priced wine has to take a backseat to the brilliant 2010.


External Review
11/20/2013

Juicy and friendly, with flavors of cherry compote and blackberry preserves offset nicely by violet and black tea notes. A streak of graphite keeps the finish fresh. Drink now through 2012.


External Review
11/20/2013

The 2009 Cotes du Rhone Reserve (70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, and 10% Cinsault) exhibits a leafy/garrigue/Provencal character intermixed with raspberry and black cherry fruit. The sweetness of the tannins, plump, medium-bodied style, and touch of pepper result in a classic Côtes du Rhône to drink over the next several years.


External Review
11/20/2013

Deep, dark, rich and powerful, the Domaine Grand Prieur Vacqueras is big and bold, with ripe blueberry and black cherry flavors backed up by the spicy gaminess I love so much in these wines. Unbelievably delicious and well-structured, I think the 2009 vintage shall prove to be as good, if not better, than the famed 2007s.


External Review
11/20/2013

Creamy boysenberry and kirsch flavors mix with subtle anise and spice notes on a well-balanced frame. It’s clean and fresh, with firm tannins and a hint of dried herb on the finish.


External Review
11/20/2013

Hailing from the largest of the Beaujolais Crus, the Château de Bagnols Brouilly is a bit richer and bolder than many of the others. Medium-bodied, and loaded with bright cherry and ripe red currant flavors, this wine makes an excellent alternative to your favorite Côtes du Rhône. It drinks best with a slight chill (15 minutes in the fridge should do it), and is terrific with roast chicken or pork dishes, carpaccio or BBQ burgers.


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Winemaker's Notes:

*The most powerful, finest overall wine made at this estate since their 1982,* the muscular 2009 reveals a dense ruby/purple color in addition to meaty, smoky notes of black cherries, iron, truffles, loamy soil, and spice. Dense, full-bodied, and virile; patience will be a virtue as this wine needs 5-6 years of cellaring.Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (93-95 pts.)*We will notify you on arrival Summer 2012.*

*The most powerful, finest overall wine made at this estate since their 1982,* the muscular 2009 reveals a dense ruby/purple color in addition to meaty, smoky notes of black cherries, iron, truffles, loamy soil, and spice. Dense, full-bodied, and virile; patience will be a virtue as this wine needs 5-6 years of cellaring.Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (93-95 pts.)*We will notify you on arrival Summer 2012.*

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Dietary Information: Kosher, Organic

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Sugar: 5.30 g/l grams per liter

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