2015 Chateau Grand Mayne (St Emilion)$49.99
Chateau Grand Mayne from St Emilion fashions some amazing classic Bordeaux, especially for the money. We recently tasted the 1985 Grand Mayne, and it was still going strong. Looking for some good Bordeaux deals in the states, we landed this one, and it seems to be an absolute no brainer. It's starting to drink now but will age another decade or two easily.
Jeb Dunnuck 95 pts! Notes of blackcurrants, plums, chocolate, and lead pencil emerge from the ripe, sexy styled 2015 Château Grand Mayne. This full-bodied, opulent, beautifully concentrated 2015 hits the palate with loads of fruit and texture, yet stays balanced, has terrific purity of fruit, and ripe tannin. I was only able to taste this one time, but wow, what a wine. It should be at its best from 2020-2035. (Drink between 2020-2035)
Neal Martin 94 pts! The 2015 Grand Mayne has a candied bouquet with high-toned red cherry, crème de cassis and mulberry aromas, well defined and generous with flecks of dark chocolate developing in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin and very well judged acidity. I appreciate the focus and freshness in this Saint-Émilion, nicely poised with a persistent, quite mineral finish. A superb wine from Jean-Antoine Nony. Tasted blind at the Southwold 2015 Bordeaux tasting. (Drink between 2021-2040)
Antonio Galloni 93 pts! The 2015 Grand Mayne is powerful, ample and racy, with notable textural breadth and resonance. Super-riper red cherry, tobacco, mint, orange peel and spice all develop in the glass. Forward and sumptuous, as it was from barrel, Grand Mayne is gorgeous today. Michel Rolland and Louis Mitjaville consult. (Drink between 2020-2035)
Wine Advocate (Lisa Perrotti) 93 pts! The 2015 Grand Mayne is medium to deep garnet-purple in color with an earthy nose of damp soil and fungi with a core of red and black plums, blackberries and dried herbs. The full-bodied mouth is rich and earthy with a firm structure and plenty of freshness, finishing long.