Vinous 92 points - Good bright red-ruby. Wild, old-school aromas of spicecake, loam, game and caramel, with a floral element emerging with air. Then sweeter in the mouth, with dark raspberry and beefsteak tomato merlot notes complicated by blueberry and minerals from the cabernet franc component. Finishes fine-grained, suave and dry, with very good spine. This one will need patience.
92+ Points (Jul 2013)
Wine Advocate 91 points - Tasted blind at the Southwold Bordeaux 2010 tasting. The Certan-de-May 2010 has a rounded, voluptuous bouquet with ravishing black cherry and cassis fruit, hints of crushed violet developing with time. The palate is rounded and generous, soft in the mouth with velvety tannins, although the acidity on the finish is very low and feels dominated by the oak at the moment. You might guess this to be something like Le Bon Pasteur blind - you would be wrong of course. Tasted January 2014. (Mar 2014)
Wine Advocate 91 points - Chocolaty, cedary and Christmas fruitcake notes along with some oak, damp earth and forest floor are present in this full-bodied, masculine style of Pomerol, which has a dense ruby/purple color and is a blend of Cabernet Franc and Merlot. The wine has a nice chewiness to it and is powerful and muscular, but not quite as silky or complex as some of the other top wines of this appellation. Forget it for 5-7 years and drink it over the following 25. (Feb 2013)