Croix de Certan - Pomerol 2015
Gifted the estate in the 16th century by Royal decree, the Scottish de May family established Château Certan de May in the very early stages of the Pomerol subregion. They began producing wine in the 18th century and continued to do so until it was passed onto the Barreau family in 1925. Current director and co-owner Jean-Luc Barreau applies extreme care and attention to the vines and wine in respect to his forebearers. The vinification process has been under the guidance of renowned consultant Jean-Claude Berrouet since 2013. Croix de Certan is produced from the younger vines on the estate, with an average age of 35 years.
Deep opaque colour. Rich full flamboyant aromas of fresh coffee bean, plums and fig. In the palate, this is a smooth graceful style reflecting the velvety texture of high class Merlot and a touch of gentle freshness from the Cabernet-Franc. A beautiful example of the joys and plush fruit flavours of Pomerol. Drinking superbly now but will develop further.
70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon