2006 Certan de May, Pomerol

SKU #1046653 92-94 points Wine Enthusiast

 Barrel Sample Impressive; the tannins maybe too overwhelming. Look instead for the black plums, the spice and the structure. Needs to come into balance. (RV)  (12/2009)

93 points Decanter

 Once part of the original Certan estate, 2006 is another overlooked vintage. It’s full of black plum and hedgerow scents, while the palate is poised – clean as a whistle with a mineral-rich finish.

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 This property is finally hitting on full cylinders and has returned to the form it had in the late 1970s and mid-1980s. This is a deep ruby/purple-colored wine with notes of graphite, menthol, licorice, and truffle. The fruit character verges between black cherry and creme de cassis notes. The wine exhibits noble and complex aromatics, moderately high tannins, but a full-bodied, firm, muscular structure that will require some patience. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2028. (RP)  (2/2009)

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Full, deep red-ruby. Sexy aromas of roasted raspberry, plum liqueur, coffee, smoke, mocha and chocolate. Enticing and exotic Pomerol, with lush flavors of roasted plum and musky coffee leavened by a medicinal reserve. In spite of its enticing sweetness and fullness, this is rather backward today, with the dusty, substantial tannins calling for at least a few years of patience. But the wine's firm backbone and excellent breadth and length suggest it should age well. (ST)  (5/2009)

Jancis Robinson

 Sweet, big and bold and juicy. Quite open and loose compared with some other Pomerols in the Moueix stable. Slightly green tannins on the finish. Lacks a little intensity and nerve. 16.5/20  (8/2007)

K&L Notes

K&L's notes - Flashy, powerful, and sweet. Very black fruit dominated. Thick body and fine length on the finish.

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