|Marque||Chateau Certan de May|
|Raisin||Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Bordeaux Blend|
Since Michel Rolland was hired as a consultant in 2003, it appears things are moving forward in a positive manner at Certan de May. However, the 2001 reveals some of the problems this estate’s wines have exhibited in the past, including a distinct herbal component that borders on being vegetal. It possesses a dark plum/ruby color as well as a bouquet of fresh mushrooms intermixed with spice box, bell peppers, and cedar. This medium-bodied, round, elegant but herbaceous Pomerol resembles a Loire Valley Cabernet Franc more than a wine from the appellation’s highly regarded plateau section.
Big, grapey red, yet refined and polished in texture. Medium- to full-bodied, with fine tannins and a fruity finish.
Rene Gabriel rates this wine 18/20 points.