Certan de May 1995
Tasting Notes and Scores
-Parker's Wine Buyer's Guide No 7
An impressive Certan de May, the 1995 exhibits a dense ruby/purple color, and a moderately intense nose of black olives, cedar, raspberries, and cherry fruit intermixed with toasty new oak. In the mouth, the new oak is noticeable, as is an elevated level of tannin. Notwithstanding the aggressive vanilla flavors and powerful tannin, this wine has outstanding depth, and a layered, concentrated style with considerable muscle and power. It is a big, backward, formidably endowed Certan de May that may turn out to be the finest wine made at this estate since the 1988, but patience is most definitely required. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2020.
Some mineral flavour and definitely ripe fruit. Lovely wine – very interesting and beautiful weight, Much more than just ripe. Lots of character. It reveals itself slowly. Long. A little dry on the finish at present.