Chateau Grand Mayne Saint Emilion 2015
|Region||France, Bordeaux, St. Emilion|
|Brand||Chateau Grand Mayne|
Barrel Sample. This wine is balanced, with fragrant berry fruits and new wood flavors. Treading a fine line between richness and elegance, it has spice and rich toast flavors as well as bright acidity.
The 2015 Grand Mayne has a ripe small, dark cherry and mulberry scented bouquet, very perfumed with cassis scents emerging with time. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, very elegant and poised, part of a new style of Grand Mayne that is much more refined than the vintages of the 1990s and 2000s. In a word, what Jean-Antoine Nony and his team have made here is a "stylish" Saint Emilion.
Nicely packed together, with juicy raspberry and plum paste flavors buttressed by licorice and ganache. Shows some energy through the finish, but this is more about heft than grace. (Barrel Tasting)