2000 Grand Mayne, St-Emilion
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
A consistent winner in both quality and value, the dark plum/garnet-tinged 2000 Grand-Mayne reveals a sweet nose of blueberry pie intermixed with forest floor and floral undertones. Deep, opulent, round, and full-bodied, it is a fully mature St.-Emilion that should drink well for another decade. (RP)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Full ruby. Currants, coffee and roasted, nutty oak on the nose. Rich and vinous, with lovely inner-mouth perfume. Nicely sweetened by oaky torrefaction. Quite suave and subtle on the back end, with fine but firm tannins.
A modern, smooth wine, with polished fruit and a dark purple color. The wine is full of new wood, but still dominated by liquorice and dark chocolate flavors. It should develop relatively quickly, over the next 10 years. (RV)
Solid, if a bit on the gutsy side, with plum and blueberry compote notes that have some freshness, while the charcoal- and ganache-lined grip winds up winning out by a hair in the end. About at peak, and for fans of the style.—2000 Bordeaux blind retrospective (December 2015). Drink now through 2020. 4,800 cases made. (Web Only-2016) (JM)