Château Certan-Marzelle 2005 Red (Pomerol)
Rich and generous, this is purely indulgent Merlot. The sweet fruit balances with sweet, almost opulent and well-integrated tannins, and ripe plum flavors. There is some dryness right at the heart of the wine; a pleasure of a wine.
Château Certan-Marzelle 2004 Red (Pomerol)
As is the way in Pomerol, this chateau has had its name changed by the current manager, Christian Moueix, from Certan Guiraud (after the family that owned it) back to its original Certan Marzelle. Whatever the nomenclature, the wine itself is impressive, if tough. It is dense, dominated by black fruits, and a solid structure. Made from 100% Merlot.
Château Certan-Marzelle 2006 Red (Pomerol)
Structured with tight, dry tannins, this has a definite edge of austerity. The fruit is red berry, with cranberry dryness, showing a layer of pure juice and obvious acidity. The finish is long and smoky, with the acidity subsumed into tannins.