The Grand Cru Classe Chateau Grand Mayne is one of the jewels of the emblematic Saint-Emilion appellation on the Right Bank. The 15 hectares of vineyards are ideally located at the foot of Saint-Emilion’s limestone plateau.
The latest vintages have confirmed the excellent level of the wines, which stand out for their excellent ageing potential while being drinker-friendly in their youth.
Merlot (85%) dominates the blend and is complemented with Cabernet Franc (13%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (2%). Chateau Grand Mayne 2017 is powerful and concentrated that is worthy of the greatest of Saint-Emilion wines.
Voluminous and with a beautiful bouquet, the nose exudes perfectly ripe, sweet black fruit aromas, and then evolve into dried herb, tobacco and toasty notes, which reveal its oak aging. The aromas are of great complexity. The palate unfolds with precision in a superbly dense structure that reveals refined tannins, which all carry through to the mid-palette without losing any liveliness to the mouthfeel due to the perfectly balanced acidity. The long finish encompasses the palate with savoury spicy notes. Already superbly expressive, Chateau Grand Mayne 2017 has all the character of an exceptional Grand Cru that will not fail to dazzle over the next decade.
Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2017 Grand Mayne features scents of warm black and red plums, boysenberries and fragrant earth plus wafts of cedar, unsmoked cigars and bay leaves. Medium-bodied, the palate has a rugged, chewy frame and just enough savory flavors, finishing on a stewed tea note.