97 points James Suckling
Château Certan de May Pomerol 1982: This is a reminder of how great 1982 is for Pomerol. People talk about Petrus or Le Pin as benchmarks for the year (I prefer Lafleur) but this wine from Certan de May is very, very impressive. It shows an amazing complexity and subtlety with wonderful aromas and flavors of flowers and berries. It’s full body with refined tannis and clean finish. Decant and serve. (6/2016)
93+ points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
The full bottle exhibited a dense plum/purple color along with notes of cedar, forest floor, sweet jammy plums, black currants, licorice, and tobacco leaf. Full-bodied and powerful with high tannins as well as a rustic, massive mouthfeel and finish, it should be fully mature by 2015, and keep until 2030+. (RP) 93+ (6/2009)
93 points Wine Spectator
Rather closed. Very dark ruby color, with a slight amber edge. Intense blackberry, earth and chocolate aromas. Full-bodied and chewy, with lots of berry and dark chocolate flavors. Full and velvety yet slightly hard, astringent tannins. Still needs time. (JS) (11/1998)
Stored on it’s side in a climate controlled cellar since purchase.
Some minor label staining and paint chipped on the capsule top as shown. Otherwise flawless.
Base neck fill.
Please note: The bottle shown in the photos is the exact bottle being sold.