Grand Mayne 2009

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12 x 0.75L BI Reserves IB £490.00 1 cs BUY

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St Emilion

Tasting Notes and Scores

Wine Advocate

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 29/02/2012 Another St.-Emilion smart buy for consumers, Grand-Mayne has made a number of top wines (except for a short period when they had some TCA issues). This is a full-throttle effort filled with blueberry and black raspberry fruit, perhaps slightly more oak than oakaphobes would prefer, but a full-bodied, concentrated, ageworthy style. Sweet tannin, low acidity and ripe fruit suggest this well-made St.-Emilion should drink nicely for 15-20 years. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 31/07/2010 Warm plums, blackberries, pencil shavings, cassia, cumin seed and a little VA on the nose. The full bodied palate gives a medium to high level of velvety tannins and medium to high acidity with moderate fruit concentration and a long, slightly warm finish. I enjoy this wine in nearly every vintage (the 1998 was one of my all-time favorites), and while the 2009 may not be better than the 1998, it is an impressive effort. Moreover, it represents a great value in top-notch Bordeaux. Its opaque purple color is followed by plenty of blueberry, boysenberry, and raspberry fruit notes intermixed with subtle hints of graphite and oak. The wine possesses ripe tannin, full-bodied power, admirable purity, and impressive amounts of glycerin and sweetness from its high ripeness (but not over-ripeness) in the finish. Consume it over the next 15+ years. (Tasted three times.) (91-94) (90-92)

Neal Martin

Tasted at the Saint Emilion UGC, this has a ripe, black cherry, yellow plum and boysenberry nose with a touch of damson fruit. Moderate definition. The palate is medium-bodied, well balanced with fine tannins. I like the delineation and freshness on this Saint Emilion. Whereas in some years they have flirted with over-extraction, this is much more restrained with finer clarity and precision on the finish. Excellent. Tasted March 2010.