Wine Enthusiast 91 points - 90-92. Barrel Sample. This has a certain austerity that shows strongly with the acidity. It’s a structured and firm wine, with concentration and dense tannins. The aftertaste shows licorice and dark chocolate flavors.
Vinous 89 points - The 2013 Certan de May is lovely. Mid-weight, gracious, finessed and expressive, the 2013 is laced with sweet red and black cherries, smoke, dried flowers, tobacco and spices. Naturally, the structure is that of the year, but all the elements are nicely balanced just the same.
89-91 Points (Apr 2014)