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Château Franc-Mayne

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2023
93
The wine is rich, supple, long, and fresh with a depth of flavor, strong floral edge, and vibrant, fruit-filled finish accented with licorice, and chocolate notes. The wine was made from 100% Merlot. Drink from 2027-2045. 92-94 Pts.

The wine is rich, supple, long, and fresh with a depth of flavor, strong floral edge, and vibrant, fruit-filled finish accented with licorice, and chocolate notes. The wine was made from 100% Merlot. Drink from 2027-2045. 92-94 Pts.

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2022
95
The wine is loaded with lusciously-textured, black cherries, licorice, cocoa, and espresso beans. The wine is rich, supple, long, and fresh with a depth of flavor, freshness, lift and elegance and a salty mineral essence in the finish. The wine sports a new, updated label. The wine was made from 100% Merlot. Drink from 2026-2045. 94-96 Pts.

The wine is loaded with lusciously-textured, black cherries, licorice, cocoa, and espresso beans. The wine is rich, supple, long, and fresh with a depth of flavor, freshness, lift and elegance and a salty mineral essence in the finish. The wine sports a new, updated label. The wine was made from 100% Merlot. Drink from 2026-2045. 94-96 Pts.

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2021
91
Savory herbs, black cherries and spice crowd into the nose. On the palate, the wine is soft, creamy and fresh, leaving you with sweet, red fruits and peppery spice on the backend. Things are definitely on the upswing here. You can enjoy this on release. Drink from 2024-2038.

Savory herbs, black cherries and spice crowd into the nose. On the palate, the wine is soft, creamy and fresh, leaving you with sweet, red fruits and peppery spice on the backend. Things are definitely on the upswing here. You can enjoy this on release. Drink from 2024-2038.

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Flowers and black cherries come through on the nose. Soft, round and polished, with a nice sweetness to the fruits on the medium-bodied palate, and in the soft, creamy finish leaving you with a solid wave of cherries and dark chocolate. Things are definitely on the upswing here. Drink from 2024-2040. 90-92

Flowers and black cherries come through on the nose. Soft, round and polished, with a nice sweetness to the fruits on the medium-bodied palate, and in the soft, creamy finish leaving you with a solid wave of cherries and dark chocolate. Things are definitely on the upswing here. Drink from 2024-2040. 90-92

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2020
94
Spicy black cherries, smoke, flowers, cigar box, dark red fruits and espresso bean shine with ease in the perfume. Elegant, fresh, vibrant and refined, the wine is medium-bodied, lifted and ends with ample minerality and dark chocolate covered plums on the backend that keep on going. This could be the finest vintage of Franc Mayne ever produced. Drink from 2024-2045.

Spicy black cherries, smoke, flowers, cigar box, dark red fruits and espresso bean shine with ease in the perfume. Elegant, fresh, vibrant and refined, the wine is medium-bodied, lifted and ends with ample minerality and dark chocolate covered plums on the backend that keep on going. This could be the finest vintage of Franc Mayne ever produced. Drink from 2024-2045.

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Flowers, spice, wet earth, cigar box, dark red fruits and spice come through on the nose with ease. On the medium-bodied palate. the wine is fresh, sweet, juicy, refined and elegant, finishing with soft, polished, silky red fruits. 91-93 Pts

Flowers, spice, wet earth, cigar box, dark red fruits and spice come through on the nose with ease. On the medium-bodied palate. the wine is fresh, sweet, juicy, refined and elegant, finishing with soft, polished, silky red fruits. 91-93 Pts

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2019
93
Produced from 100% Merlot, the wine opens with floral, cocoa, licorice, smoke and plum aromatics. The medium-bodied wine is elegant, fresh and energetic, with a soft, polished texture that is perfect for all of its layers of sweet, ripe, fresh, red fruits and chocolate on the palate and in the finish. Drink from 2023-2036.

Produced from 100% Merlot, the wine opens with floral, cocoa, licorice, smoke and plum aromatics. The medium-bodied wine is elegant, fresh and energetic, with a soft, polished texture that is perfect for all of its layers of sweet, ripe, fresh, red fruits and chocolate on the palate and in the finish. Drink from 2023-2036.

1,346 Views   Tasted
Medium-bodied, soft and refined, with sweet, juicy, dark red fruits, licorice and salty tannins. This should drink well with just a few years of bottle age. 90-92 Pts

Medium-bodied, soft and refined, with sweet, juicy, dark red fruits, licorice and salty tannins. This should drink well with just a few years of bottle age. 90-92 Pts

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2018
92
Medium-bodied, elegant, soft, fresh and sweet, with a gorgeous sense of purity in the fruits. All that sweet fruit is accompanied by lift, energy, length and a richness that has not been apparent in previous vintages. The finish is all about its silky textures.

Medium-bodied, elegant, soft, fresh and sweet, with a gorgeous sense of purity in the fruits. All that sweet fruit is accompanied by lift, energy, length and a richness that has not been apparent in previous vintages. The finish is all about its silky textures.

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On the fruity and floral side, this wine is packed with silky textured, fresh, ripe cherries and licorice with a richness and a soft, elegant, supple, berry-filled finish. 90-92 Pts

On the fruity and floral side, this wine is packed with silky textured, fresh, ripe cherries and licorice with a richness and a soft, elegant, supple, berry-filled finish. 90-92 Pts

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2017
89
Not a lot of flesh here, yet it is soft, medium bodied with bright red fruits and sweetness. This should drink well upon or shortly after release.

Not a lot of flesh here, yet it is soft, medium bodied with bright red fruits and sweetness. This should drink well upon or shortly after release.

1,725 Views   Tasted
2016
91
A nice combination of elegance, purity of fruit and sweetness in the red berries creates a medium-bodied wine with fresh fruits and a polished, textured, up-beat finish.

A nice combination of elegance, purity of fruit and sweetness in the red berries creates a medium-bodied wine with fresh fruits and a polished, textured, up-beat finish.

2,275 Views   Tasted
Elegance, purity of fruit and sweetness in the red berries, this is a medium-bodied wine with fresh fruits and a polished, textured finish.

Elegance, purity of fruit and sweetness in the red berries, this is a medium-bodied wine with fresh fruits and a polished, textured finish.

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2015
91
Loads of truffle infused cherries, silky, soft, elegant textures and a refined, sweet, plum and cherry finish combine to make everything work here. The property was sold to new owners in early, 2018.

Loads of truffle infused cherries, silky, soft, elegant textures and a refined, sweet, plum and cherry finish combine to make everything work here. The property was sold to new owners in early, 2018.

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One of the best vintages ever produced at Franc Mayne. The truffle, dark plum, espresso nose charms you. But it is the forward styled, silky, refined, soft textures of all those, ripe, juicy, sweet plums that keeps you here.

One of the best vintages ever produced at Franc Mayne. The truffle, dark plum, espresso nose charms you. But it is the forward styled, silky, refined, soft textures of all those, ripe, juicy, sweet plums that keeps you here.

2,995 Views   Tasted
Polished black raspberries, licorice, vanilla and espresso in the opening notes, this wine has more body than in previous years, plus a better depth of flavor and more freshness in the finish.

Polished black raspberries, licorice, vanilla and espresso in the opening notes, this wine has more body than in previous years, plus a better depth of flavor and more freshness in the finish.

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2014
88
Fresh red fruits with peppercorn tones, this is a forward-styled, medium-bodied wine, soft and approachable with a cherry and black raspberry finish. 88-89 Pts

Fresh red fruits with peppercorn tones, this is a forward-styled, medium-bodied wine, soft and approachable with a cherry and black raspberry finish. 88-89 Pts

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2013
88
Fresh herbs, fennel, red berries and light density, this forward wine will offer its red fruit personality on release. 87-89 Pts

Fresh herbs, fennel, red berries and light density, this forward wine will offer its red fruit personality on release. 87-89 Pts

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2012
88
Medium bodied, lighter style of wine, dominated by red plums and cherries, oak and earth. This will not make old wines and will probably drink best on the young side.

Medium bodied, lighter style of wine, dominated by red plums and cherries, oak and earth. This will not make old wines and will probably drink best on the young side.

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Coffee cake, licorice, caramel and plum notes pair with soft, silky textures that end with a dusty red berry finish. 88-90 Pts

Coffee cake, licorice, caramel and plum notes pair with soft, silky textures that end with a dusty red berry finish. 88-90 Pts

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2011
88
Medium bodied, with a focus on soft red berries, earth and spice, this easy drinking wine will show well on release. This will not make old bones. I'd drink this on the young side.

Medium bodied, with a focus on soft red berries, earth and spice, this easy drinking wine will show well on release. This will not make old bones. I'd drink this on the young side.

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Licorice and fresh, spicy red berries are the core of the wine. Soft and easy to drink, this will deliver pleasure on release.

Licorice and fresh, spicy red berries are the core of the wine. Soft and easy to drink, this will deliver pleasure on release.

1,233 Views   Tasted
90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 13.5% ABV and will be aged in 70% new oak. With licorice, coffee, floral and black raspberry scents, this soft-textured, polished, fresh St. Emilion ends with a medium-bodied, red berry finish. 89-91 Pts

90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 13.5% ABV and will be aged in 70% new oak. With licorice, coffee, floral and black raspberry scents, this soft-textured, polished, fresh St. Emilion ends with a medium-bodied, red berry finish. 89-91 Pts

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2010
91
Coffee bean, spice, fennel, jam and plum notes open to a tannic, polished wine with good depth of flavor and soft textures that requires a few more years of bottle age before it becomes even more fun to taste.

Coffee bean, spice, fennel, jam and plum notes open to a tannic, polished wine with good depth of flavor and soft textures that requires a few more years of bottle age before it becomes even more fun to taste.

3,865 Views   Tasted
Franc Mayne Fennel, jammy black cherries, espresso and cassis scents, medium/full bodied with round, elegant textures and a juicy, blackberry, licorice and red plum finish. 90-93

Franc Mayne Fennel, jammy black cherries, espresso and cassis scents, medium/full bodied with round, elegant textures and a juicy, blackberry, licorice and red plum finish. 90-93

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2009
91
Showing a deep garnet color, the wine delivers primary notes of plum, licorice, blak raspberry, espresso bean and vanilla. The wine is already approachable, silky and fun to taste with its polished black cherry. It should also age easily for at least a decade or more.

Showing a deep garnet color, the wine delivers primary notes of plum, licorice, blak raspberry, espresso bean and vanilla. The wine is already approachable, silky and fun to taste with its polished black cherry. It should also age easily for at least a decade or more.

3,658 Views   Tasted
Chocolate covered black cherries, licorice, espresso and leafy aromas open to a round, lush, sweet, ripe, dark berry filled wine. Produced in a forward style, this blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc is already fun to taste.

Chocolate covered black cherries, licorice, espresso and leafy aromas open to a round, lush, sweet, ripe, dark berry filled wine. Produced in a forward style, this blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc is already fun to taste.

3,244 Views   Tasted
2008
89
Coffee bean, earth, herbs and red berry aromas make up the perfume. On the palate, the wine is soft, open and focuses on its cherry core. Drink now, or age it for a year or two.

Coffee bean, earth, herbs and red berry aromas make up the perfume. On the palate, the wine is soft, open and focuses on its cherry core. Drink now, or age it for a year or two.

4,054 Views   Tasted
This wine opens with cherry, coca and coffee flavors. Medium bodied with a hint of green from under ripeness, the wine ends with a kirsch filled finish.

This wine opens with cherry, coca and coffee flavors. Medium bodied with a hint of green from under ripeness, the wine ends with a kirsch filled finish.

3,298 Views   Tasted
2007
87
Medium bodied, with light cherry, wild strawberry and spice, this soft, easy drinking wine is probably at peak today and requires drinking.

Medium bodied, with light cherry, wild strawberry and spice, this soft, easy drinking wine is probably at peak today and requires drinking.

3,200 Views   Tasted
2006
89
A more structured style of Franc Mayne. This is still youthful. In fact, a few more years will add softness to the truffle, smoke, mineral and fresh cherry filled, charming, finesse styled wine.

A more structured style of Franc Mayne. This is still youthful. In fact, a few more years will add softness to the truffle, smoke, mineral and fresh cherry filled, charming, finesse styled wine.

3,294 Views   Tasted
2005
90
Smoke, licorice, stone and fresh plum scents pair well with the silky, soft, sweet cherry, mid palate. You can drink this elegant wine now, or age it for a few more years.

Smoke, licorice, stone and fresh plum scents pair well with the silky, soft, sweet cherry, mid palate. You can drink this elegant wine now, or age it for a few more years.

5,253 Views   Tasted
Medium bodied wine with a slightly bright fruit personality. The wines plush texture is slightly marred by a bitter quality in the finish

Medium bodied wine with a slightly bright fruit personality. The wines plush texture is slightly marred by a bitter quality in the finish

4,937 Views   Tasted
2004
85
Medium bodied, with a focus on crisp, bright, spicy, earthy, red fruits, the wine is starting to fade and need to be consumed sooner than later.

Medium bodied, with a focus on crisp, bright, spicy, earthy, red fruits, the wine is starting to fade and need to be consumed sooner than later.

3,149 Views   Tasted
The debut vintage produced by the new owners introduced 10% Caberent Franc for the first time to the blend. Medium bodied and dominated by bright, red berries, the wine has started dropping its fruit and should be enjoyed sooner than later to preserve the remaining fresh fruit quality.

The debut vintage produced by the new owners introduced 10% Caberent Franc for the first time to the blend. Medium bodied and dominated by bright, red berries, the wine has started dropping its fruit and should be enjoyed sooner than later to preserve the remaining fresh fruit quality.

2,801 Views   Tasted
2003
84
Aromas of smoke, earth, red berries and fennel open to a medium bodied, tart red berry finish. This is the last vintage produced from 100% Merlot. The new owners took over the following year, changing the label, vineyard cepage and blend.

Aromas of smoke, earth, red berries and fennel open to a medium bodied, tart red berry finish. This is the last vintage produced from 100% Merlot. The new owners took over the following year, changing the label, vineyard cepage and blend.

3,626 Views   Tasted
2002
83
Fully mature, with a nose of earth, forest, oak and cherry notes. The medium bodied wine ends with light, spicy, red cherries and requires consumption.

Fully mature, with a nose of earth, forest, oak and cherry notes. The medium bodied wine ends with light, spicy, red cherries and requires consumption.

3,375 Views   Tasted