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2009 Certan de May Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • ST95
  • WA93
  • WS92

Reviews

ST95
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2013
Deep purple-ruby. Knockout nose of black cherry minerals coffee liqueur and violet offers uncommon depth and complexity. The flavors of blackberry black plum and minerals are complicated by a note of iron and given... Deep purple-ruby. Knockout nose of black cherry minerals coffee liqueur and violet offers uncommon depth and complexity. The flavors of blackberry black plum and minerals are complicated by a note of iron and given wonderful clarity and cut by harmonious vibrant acidity. Finishes very long and pure with distinctive balsamic nuances. There's lots of sweet fleshy fruit here but the wine comes across as amazingly refined and graceful thanks to its vibrant acidity which really extends the flavors at the back. The best young Certan of the last 12 or 15 years.
WA93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2013
A bruising black/purple-hued full-bodied wine the 2009 Certan de May displays notes of charcuterie smoked game herbs black truffles roasted meats cassis and black cherries. This backward robustly-styled Pomerol is loaded... A bruising black/purple-hued full-bodied wine the 2009 Certan de May displays notes of charcuterie smoked game herbs black truffles roasted meats cassis and black cherries. This backward robustly-styled Pomerol is loaded with tannin as well as extract. Give this full powerful 2009 a decade of cellaring and drink it over the following 30+ years. I'm sure it is not better than the immortal 1982 Certan de May. 93+ points.
WS92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2013
Bright and ripe with mouthfilling linzer torte and blackberry preserves pushed by black tea and toasty spice. This has the racy grip of the vintage which builds steadily through the finish. Turns darker and denser with... Bright and ripe with mouthfilling linzer torte and blackberry preserves pushed by black tea and toasty spice. This has the racy grip of the vintage which builds steadily through the finish. Turns darker and denser with air. Best from 2014 through 2028. 2250 cases made.