2020 Chateau Franc MayneMerlot from France
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"Chateau France Mayne’s goal is to produce wines with more density and richness, while at the same time favouring the expression of fruit, vigour and freshness. With the help o...
- 96 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
- 95 Jonathan Choukroun - Vert de Vin
- 94 William Kelley - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
96 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
"The 2020 Franc Mayne is dense, resonant and beautifully explosive in the glass. Sumptuous dark red/purplish fruit, rose petals, mint and lavender all saturate the palate. This heady Saint-Émilion really delivers the goods. There's plenty of energy and tension to balance the more forward nature of the Merlot. Superb."
95 Jonathan Choukroun - Vert de Vin
The nose is fruity, elegant and it offers a beautiful power (with elegance), the richness and the profoundness, aromatic palate. It reveals the notes of blackberry, cassis, violet plum, dark chocolate, cardamon, raspberry, caramelization, Cuban pepper. The palate is fruity, elegant, well balanced, offers richness, power, airy character, a little tight and expressing energy. The wine express the notes of small black fruits, raspberry, black plum, lily, graphite, cardamon, dark chocolate, black tea, black olive and a subtle hint of caramelization. The tannins are well developed, elegant, racy and mellow. A little chewy at the end of the palate/persistance.
94 William Kelley - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The 2020 Franc-Mayne has turned out beautifully, wafting from the glass with aromas of dark berries, spices and licorice, followed by a medium to full-bodied, layered and seamless palate of real class and purity. Vibrant and polished, with vibrant fruit, powdery tannins and a long, perfumed finish, it's further evidence that this is an estate on the rise."
"Chateau France Mayne’s goal is to produce wines with more density and richness, while at the same time favouring the expression of fruit, vigour and freshness. With the help of consultant oenologist Thomas Duclos, Martine Cazeneuve and Sophie Mage target this new, more elegant, more distinguished style during the vinification process. The wines are produced to be accessible when they are younger, while also maintaining their potential to be laid down and improve with age.
With an intensity balanced by the purity of the fruit and the silkiness of the tannins. Fresh, elegant, full-bodied and dense with lots of personality. Precise and distinguished, with crisp fruit and velvety tannins." - WInery
96 - Antonio Galloni - Vinous
95 - Jonathan Choukroun - Vert de Vin
94 - William Kelley - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
|Taste||currant, black cherry, plum, bell pepper, olive, oak, smoke, toast and tar|
|Nose||violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee and leather|