2005 chateau grand mayne
tobacco, raspberry, cassis, violet, pepper, green bean, currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak, vanilla, black cherry, plum, smoke, toast and tar
tobacco, broccoli, berry, flower, currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee and leather
"Classic aromas of blueberries, cedar, vanillin, black currants, and spring flowers jump from the glass of this dense purple-colored St.-Emilion. Broad, rich, jammy fruit flavors compete with the full-bodied, highly-extracted style that exhibits moderate tannin as well as excellent overall harmony and purity. This cuvee tends to be made in a dense, chewy style, and the 2005 may ultimately rival Grand-Mayne`s brilliant 1998. Anticipated maturity: now-2022. A sleeper of the vintage!"