Weinwisser: "Dicht verwobenes Bouquet, Herzkirsche, edle Cassiswürze, Earl Grey Noten und dunkle Mineralik. Am kompakten Gaumen mit fein spröder Textur, körnigem Extrakt, konzentriert, aber aktuell noch unbändig und wild, engmaschiges Tanningerüst und durchtrainierter Körper. Im straff geschnittenen Finale mit Anklängen an Wildkirsche, Estragon und getrockneten Thymian gepaart mit einer dicht ummantelten tiefschürfender Terroirwürze. Der Langstreckenläufer aus Pomerol wird noch zulegen!"
Suckling: "A CM with depth and finesse. Layers of fine tannins. Medium body. Blackberry and blueberry flavors. Juicy and fine finish."
Decanter: "Fragrant red cherries and milk chocolate, super-bright and vibrant from the first sip; the light, almost spritzy texture and touch of sweet and sourness to the red fruit makes this fresh and energetic. The fruit focuses on strawberries, raspberries and redcurrants with graphite edges that give the minerality and touch of salinity to the palate also which is so appealing. Lifted and fresh but this also has the deep core and tight centre. The acidity and red fruit are to the fore right now but there is no doubt this is a serious wine with class and a long ageing potential. One I retasted several times. Beguiling."
Wine Advocate: "The 2021 Certan de May shows promise, offering up aromas of sweet cherries and berries mingled with hints of violets, rose petals and nicely integrated new oak. Medium to full-bodied, velvety and fleshy, with lively acids and ripe, powdery tannins, I suspect it will flesh out with further élevage to become even more impressive. The blend incorporates fully 37% Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, a figure that reflects the vintage (which favored these varieties) as well as a tendency to replant with Cabernet rather than Merlot over the last decade."
Falstaff: "Dunkles Rubingranat, violette Reflexe, zarte Randaufhellung. Zurückhaltend, rote Herzkirschen, feine Nuancen von Preiselbeeren, etwas Nougat, kandierte Orangenzesten. Saftig, elegant, reife Tannine, zarte rote Frucht im Abgang, mineralischer Nachhall, gutes Potenzial, wird an Charme noch zulegen."
Wine Cellar Insider: "Red plums, flowers, truffle, earth, and a bit of chocolate show on the front end in the nose. On the palate, the medium-bodied wine is soft, silky, supple, fresh, and with layers of bright, sweet, plums and just a touch of coca in the backend. Drink from 2024-2042."
Dunnuck: "The 2021 Château Certan De May is also solid, offering darker cherry and assorted darker fruit to go with notes of iron, scorched earth, and ripe herbs. Nicely structured, medium-bodied, focused, and certainly in the elegant, mid-weight style of the vintage, it's going to drink well with just a year two of bottle age and shine for a decade."
Neal Martin: "The 2021 Certan de May was picked from September 27 to October 11. There is
a touch of herbaceousness on the nose here, a leitmotif of recent vintages that
has left me perplexed in warmer growing seasons, though it’s more
understandable in this vintage. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins
and modest depth; no greenness here, but there is a welcome touch of pepper
toward the finish. This is an improvement for a Pomerol that can hit the ball
out of the park if so inclined."
Chateau Certan de May
Chateau Certan de May, 1 Route de Lussac, 33500 Pomerol, Frankreich