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Château Grand Mayne 2014

Château Grand Mayne 2014

Origin: France
Brand: Chateau Grand Mayne
HK$500.0 (btl)


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2014 Chateau Grand Mayne, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé, Bordeaux

The 2014 Grand Mayne is 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. On the nose, this Saint-Emilion is very aromatic on fresh black fruit notes. The swirl brings out the empyreumatic character (marked by the ageing process) linked with the wooden notes without hiding the fruit. The palate of this Grand Cru Classé reveals a mineral hint (hint that might be linked with the limestone scattered on the soils and subsoils of the property which is located at the foot of the Saint-Emilion plateau) and then develops in a straight, sappy but not aggressive tannic structure. The finish is quite long on a fruity accent. This wine was skilfully vinified.

WE94 Wine Enthusiast
This is a structured wine, with solid, smoky tannins. It has a strong core of dryness, tough at the edges even if rich in the middle. Blackberries and dark plum skins dominate the fruit flavors. It is going to develop well, although slowly.

RP93 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2014 Grand-Mayne has a fragrant bouquet, perhaps more refined than in recent years with dried rose petals and incense fusing with the red berry fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, crisp acidity and a gentle build towards a vivid, lightly spiced finish that maintains impressive delineation, perhaps less extracted and more precise than wines of the past. This is a superb Grand-Mayne that represents a subtle change in tack for the estate—one that this writer approves of. Tasted on three occasions and consistent every time.

JS92 James Suckling
The sweet plum-cake aromas match the rich — almost creamy — entry, then the crisp acidity comes through. The dry tannins are a little challenging, but there’s a lot of depth. Needs some time to soften. Try in 2019.

WS91 Wine Spectator
Fleshy, with a hint of extraction as the core shows dark fig and boysenberry pâte de fruit flavors, flecked with plum skin and mulling spice notes. A solid brambly tow on the finish stretches this out, while a lingering alder hint adds range. Best from 2018 through 2028. Tasted twice, with consistent notes.

D90 Decanter
Creamy fruit. Supple texture. Little more tender this year. Finely woven tannins. Persistent finish.

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