Chateau Grand Mayne 2008 Saint-EmilionChâteau Grand Mayne
ORIGIN: Saint Emilion, Bordeaux, France
VARIETAL: 75 % Merlot; 20 % Cabernet franc; 5 % Cabernet Sauvignon
CLASSIFICATION: Grand Cru Classe
92 pts Wine Enthusiast
Very structured, its acidity allowing freshness while the dominant tannins give weight. The fruit lies comfortably underneath, the current bitter edge sure to be integrated over a few years. For medium-term aging.
When owned by the Laveau family in the 18th century, the estate cultivated over 100 hectares of various crops. Grand Mayne currently has just 17 hectares of vines, which have become the heart and soul of the estate. Growing in every direction around the Château, which seems to sit on a bed of green, over 100,000 vines cover the gentle slope with southwest sun exposure that catches the last of the setting sun’s rays. Grand Mayne is an authentic, but also a romantic place, where wine is made with an obsession for perfection and adapted to the complex terroir. There is no need to spell out the techniques – it is sufficient to taste the wine to imagine them...