2010 Chateau Grand-Mayne (Case of Six)

Year: 2010
Appellation: Saint-Emilion
Country: France
Wine Advocate: 89-91+
Vinous Media: 86-89
Jeff Leve: 92-94
James Suckling: 91-92
Red Wine


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"The opaque ruby/purple-hued 2010 Grand-Mayne is a beefy, medium to full-bodied effort revealing aggressive, slightly astringent tannins. The wine possesses a terrific color as well as an impressive attack (blueberries, boysenberries and earth), but the tannins cut in on the finish. This cuvee may have been late finishing its malolactic and thus may be easier to evaluate in a few months." (WA)

"(80% merlot, 15% cabernet franc and 5% cabernet sauvignon) Ruby-purple. Oak-influenced aromas of plum, redcurrant and herbs. Then fresh and light in the mouth, with appealingly strong but harmonious acidity providing energy to the delicate red fruit flavors. The moderately long finish hints at flowers. Still, I was left wishing for a little more concentration. Jean-Antoine Nony, whose family owns this estate, told me they harvested from the end of September to October 26, and that this is the first vintage of Grand-Mayne since the '40s that contains cabernet sauvignon in the blend. Those older wines have always been considered great, Nony told me, "so we wanted to try including a little cabernet sauvignon once again."" (IWC)

"Grand Mayne Deep dark ruby colored, this rich, ripe, round textured wine offers a big, fresh, juicy mouthful of licorice, fleshy berries, spice and chocolate. This wine ends with a long ripe, plum. blackberry and fennel finish which offers real character. This is the best wine I’ve tasted from Grand Mayne." (JL)

"Soild core of fruit in this red, with chocolate, berry and tobacco character. Full and dense. Better than 2009?$$" (JS)