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

Dark red-more-than-purple in the glass. Oaky and smokey nose. Very pleasant on the tip of the tongue. Slight fruty sweetness--plums. As the win... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Château Certan de May Red Bordeaux Blend Pomerol

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065196,342
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: EMark
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3.50 5
07/13/2012

Dark red-more-than-purple in the glass. Oaky and smokey nose. Very pleasant on the tip of the tongue. Slight fruty sweetness--plums. As the wine travels through the palate tannis pop up along with some tartness. Very nice lingering finish. I would suggest is that this is not a wine for long aging, although it is an emminantly drinkable wine right now. US$18.99 at Costco.


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: VegasOenophile
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3.50 5
12/26/2012

Nose of ripe cassis withhints of candied cherry and currant. Some very slight eucalyptus and sweet oak vanilla. On the palate, it's rich and dry. Ripe cassis, currant, black plum and black cherry with some light cocoa and oak spice. Good acid balance to this so it should age and progress nicely with a few more years' aging. I think Franciscan always delivers a solid moderately priced, good value Napa cab. 86 pts.


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.]


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External Reviews for Château Certan de May Red Bordeaux Blend Pomerol

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

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

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 100% Roussanne cuvée, the expensive but very white Burgundy-like 2009 Grand Veneur Chateauneuf du Pape La Fontaine blanc comes from 70+-year-old Roussanne vines and is aged 6–8 months in 600-liter demi-muids. It exhibits intense aromas of flowers, honeysuckle, candle wax, rose water, orange marmalade and apricots. Full-bodied with great acidity, the wood is pushed way to the background.


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

Red cherry and raspberry notes mix with a darker hint of blackberry and spice in this balanced red. There’s tangy acidity and a firm finish. Drink now through 2013.


External Review
11/20/2013

The most mineral-driven of the Beaujolais Crus, Moulin-à-Vent is capable of producing some of the most serious, long-lived reds from the region. The Domaine de la Passion is focused, with light to medium body and tons of bold red fruits to balance out the stony undertones. A terrific table red, this wine is excellent with sausage, BLTs and risotto.


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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

Closure: Cork

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Sugar: 5.30 g/l grams per liter

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