Chateau Certan De May Pomerol 2009
RP93+: "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."
Certan de May sits on the southeast portion of the Pomerol plateau with deep clay and gravel soils planted to 70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. The domaine was divided during the French Revolution, leaving the de May family a small parcel of the original property. Aromas and flavors of flowers, cherry, raspberry and licorice are hallmarks of this wine.