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Château Grand Mayne

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2018 Château Grand Mayne  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 94

With a floral accented perfume, you also find ripe, black cherries, thyme, smoke and espresso. Medium-bodied, elegant, round, soft, silky and fresh, the sweet, red fruit in the finish hits the spot. 93-95 Pts

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2017 Château Grand Mayne  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 91

This is a sweet, soft, polished, medium-bodied wine. Forward with bright cherries and black raspberries, licorice and just a hint of espresso, the tannins are soft and the finish has a bright, plummy appeal.

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2016 Château Grand Mayne  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 94

With truffle notes to kick this off, the wine is plush, polished, pure and fresh. Medium/full bodied with sweet, fresh, dark cherries at its core, and soft, elegant textures on the palate, the wine needs a few years in the bottle for everything to fill out.

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They have been on fire here lately and the 2016 continues that trend. Silky, plush, polished, pure and fresh, this finesse driven wine offers good concentration and lift, with ripe, sweet, dark red fruits and licorice from start to finish.

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Silky, lushly textured and with, ripe, polished tannins, the wine offers intensity, concentration and purity of fruit. The sweet, ripe, dark plums and black cherries with freshness, giving it a lot of vitality, along with the added nuances of licorice, smoke and flowers. There is more depth and silkyness here than found in previous vintages.

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2015 Château Grand Mayne  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 93

Already deceptively easy to drink, the wine is soft, polished, medium-bodied, elegant and fruity with a great core of ripe, plums and cherries. You can enjoy this today, although it is still primary, or give it another 5 years for more secondary nuances.

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Floral in nature, elegant in style, with freshness and silky tannins, the wine is loaded with sweet, ripe plums, cherry, thyme and earth.

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Silky, plush, concentrated and showing a lot more depth than I ever recall tasting at Grand Mayne, this wine has lush, polished curves for tannins, a wealth of sensuous ripe berries and licorice and a splash of liqueur in the finish. From 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine reached 14.5% with a pH of 3.65.

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2014 Château Grand Mayne  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 90

Forward, medium bodied, charmer, with smoke, earth and fresh plums, with a spicy accent.

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Earth, plum, licorice and black cherry on the nose, this medium-bodied wine has an elegant, mineral-driven, fresh, plum character in the finish. 89-91 Pts

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2013 Château Grand Mayne  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 89

Licorice, coffee bean and plum are on the nose, backed with a medium-bodied, lighter, fresh style of wine with a juicy plum finish. Produced from a blend of 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. 88-90 Pts

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2012 Château Grand Mayne  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 91

Medium bodied, finesse expression of St. Emilion leaves you with a soft, silky textured wine, sweet, ripe, juicy cherries and kirsch and a silky, smooth finish. The wine was made from a blend of 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon.

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With licorice, black raspberries, truffle and spice notes, this silky-textured, medium-bodied wine has soft tannins and a chocolate-, fennel- and raspberry-filled finish. 89-91 Pts

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2011 Château Grand Mayne  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 89

With an oaky, dark cherry and licorice scented nose, this medium bodied, forward styled wine will deliver its red berry charms on release. There is a touch of dryness in the finish that takes away from the end note. Else, I would have scored it higher.

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From an assemblage of 75% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, licorice, flowers, chocolate and black cherry scents are found in this wine with a strong sense of minerality and a cherry-filled finish. 90-91 Pts

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2010 Château Grand Mayne  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 93

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. 92-94 Pts

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2009 Château Grand Mayne  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 92

Ready to go, the wine is medium-bodied, elegant, fresh, soft and round, with loads of earthy. dark red fruits, wet forest, flowers and espresso to round things out.

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Dark, black raspberry, licorice, earth and spice aromas open to a supple, round, expressive wine that ends with a round, chocolate and plum filled finish.

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2009 Grand Mayne is deeply colored with black raspberry, plum, boysenberry, fennel, and coffee scents. Full bodied with round tannins and concentrated berries, the wine ends with dark berry and juicy plum flavors. 91-93 Pts

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2008 Château Grand Mayne  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 92

Grand Mayne is on a streak. The wine keeps getting better, Black cherry, licorice, spice, forest floor and oak aromas are easy to find Elegant, and refined, the soft textured wine ends with a chocolate, blackberry and kirsch filled finish.

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08 Château Grand Mayne is deeply colored with a soft texture. The blend of dark and red fruits, accompanied by licorice, herbs, and chocolate, makes a nice perfume. This elegantly styled wine finishes with ripe, round, plumy, blackberry flavors. 90-93 Pts

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2006 Château Grand Mayne  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 88

A bit oaky and on the firm side, the red fruits are crisp and bright and while they pop, it could be a bit more generous.

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2005 Château Grand Mayne  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 91

Coffee, herbs and nice fruit are supported with good structure with the addition of 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. Sweet entry. Silky tannins and a nice finish.

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2004 Château Grand Mayne  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 88

Medium bodied and fully mature, this elegant styled wine blends sweet, red fruits with forest and spearmint aromas to create a soft textured wine that is not meant for long term aging.

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2003 Château Grand Mayne  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 89

Better on the nose than the palate with its earthy, black raspberry and cherry tones. Medium bodied, with a cherry filled finish, this is offering all of its pleasure today. I'd opt to drink this sooner than later.

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Jammy plum and cherries, minerality and earth come through, but with a medium body and having reached maturity at an early age, I’d consume this St. Emilion on the young side.

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2000 Château Grand Mayne  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 90

This starts off with fresh herbs, juicy dark fruit, hints of licorice and chocolate. The wine is ripe, round and ready to drink

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1998 Château Grand Mayne  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 91

Medium bodied, finesse styled wine, with more complexity on the nose, with its, wet earth, floral, thyme, cherry and tobacco nuance, than on its fresh, soft, elegant, red berry and spice palate. This is at peak and should be drunk up over the next 5-7 years.

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