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. Mar 2017, www.robertparker.com
"A powerful, authoritative wine, the 2014 Grand Mayne possesses remarkable pedigree and class. Black cherries, smoke, licorice, tobacco and menthol all hit the palate in a vertical, structured St.-Emilion built for the cellar. Readers will have to be patient here. Tasted twice."