2016 Grand Mayne

Grand Mayne

92Average Score
Red
2022-2045
12x75cl
-
0 Immediate | 420 Marketplace
£361.00
6x75cl
-
0 Immediate | 111 Marketplace
£182.00
Hlvs
-
0 Immediate | 12 Marketplace
£19.00
Scores & Notes
Average Score
92
Drinking window
2022-2045
Critic Notes

The 2016 Grand-Mayne is a very different wine from those of old when sometimes it could be pushed too much in the winery. Certainly, the addition of Louis Mitjavile, François's son, has had a positive impact upon Grand-Mayne in the last two or three years. This is very elegant and refined, displaying more terroir characteristics with a gorgeous herbal lift, almost as if owner Jean-Antoine Nony had used some stems! The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, crisp acidity, almost Pomerol-like in style with more mineralité and refinement on the finish. This is a new style of Grand-Mayne, and frankly, it is one of the best I have tasted from this Saint Emilion estate. Apr 2017, www.robertparker.com, Drink: 2022-2045

Score: 94-96/100Neal MartinDrinking Window: 2022-2045

Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Grand Mayne features fragrant kirsch, redcurrant jelly and black plums scents with touches of garrigue, mossy bark and Sichuan pepper. Full-bodied, rich and densely laden with vibrant red and black fruits, it has a plush frame and very long, earth-laced finish. Nov 2018, www.robertparker.com

Score: 94-/100Lisa Perrotti-Brown

This is a rich and balanced wine. It has generous tannins and ripe black fruits, nothing in excess. Spice and fine acidity in the aftertaste show the wine has a good medium-term future. Apr 2017, www.winenthusiast.com

Score: 91-93/100Wine Enthusiast

Blackish crimson. Lots of ripe black fruits plus a bit of freshness. Quite zesty and appealing with a beginning, middle and end. Really quite successful and punchy. Lightly sandpapery tannins but long and well balanced. Really quite luscious. With an appetising saltiness on the end. Apr 2017, www.jancisrobinson.com, Drink: 2023-2038

Score: 17-/20Jancis RobinsonDrinking Window: 2023-2038

Solid density of fruit and velvety tannins to this one. Medium to full body, chewy tannins and a fresh finish. Apr 2017, www.jamessuckling.com

Score: 91-92/100James Suckling

The dusty edge that this sports from the beginning lingers throughout, while the core of plum, anise and blackberry meanders through. It’s ripe but lacks some energy. Apr 2017, James Molesworth, www.winespectator.com

Score: 89-92/100Wine Spectator

The 2016 Grand-Pontet is powerful and dense, but also a bit tough around the edges because of the heavy extraction and oak. It will be interesting to see if the 2016 comes together a bit more fully over its aging. Today, the dark fruit and oak torrefaction signatures dominate the wine's balance. Tasted two times. Apr 2017, www.vinous.com

Score: 88-91/100Antonio Galloni

This walks the line between extraction and freshness, with slick damson fruits and oak that stands up to attention, imparting a cinnamon biscuit feel. It's contemporary and enjoyable, but just seems to speak of cellar more than vineyard. Apr 2017, www.decanter.com, Drink: 2023-2040

Score: 89-/100DecanterDrinking Window: 2023-2040
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Product details
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Saint Emilion
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
-
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
2022-2045
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Saint Emilion
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
-
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
2022-2045
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