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Château Franc-Mayne

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2018 Château Franc-Mayne  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 91

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 Château Franc-Mayne  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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.

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2016 Château Franc-Mayne  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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.

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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 Château Franc-Mayne  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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.

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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.

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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 Château Franc-Mayne  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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

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2013 Château Franc-Mayne  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 88

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 Château Franc-Mayne  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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.

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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

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2011 Château Franc-Mayne  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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.

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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.

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90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 13.5% alcohol 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 Château Franc-Mayne  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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.

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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 Château Franc-Mayne  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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.

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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.

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2008 Château Franc-Mayne  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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.

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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.

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2007 Château Franc-Mayne  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 87

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

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2006 Château Franc-Mayne  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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.

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2005 Château Franc-Mayne  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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.

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

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2004 Château Franc-Mayne  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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.

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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.

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2003 Château Franc-Mayne  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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.

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2002 Château Franc-Mayne  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 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.

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