2009 Franc Mayne, St-Emilion

SKU #1088126 93 points James Suckling

 Aromas of blueberries and blackberries, follow through to a full body, with soft and velvety tannins and a caressing textured finish. Very pretty already. Try in 2016.  (2/ 2012)

91 points Wine Spectator

 This gushes up front with dark fig, blueberry cobbler and steeped black currant fruit, showing just enough racy graphite cut on the back end for balance. Espresso and fig bread notes hang in the background. Best from 2013 through 2022. 1,915 cases made.  (3/ 2012)

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Layers of ripe, cedary black currant and black cherry fruit are endearing and substantial in this opulent, medium to full-bodied wine, which displays notes of underbrush and roasted herbs that give the wine a Provencal nuance to its overall St.-Emilion personality. Already forward and drinkable, this wine should continue to drink nicely for up to 15 or more years.  (2/ 2012)

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By: Steve Greer |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 5/2/2012  | Send Email
The nose of this was tight when I first opened it, but after a couple hours it started to smell like fresh-baked blueberry muffins. There’s lots of blueberry on the palate with a touch of oak spice. The finish is lush with lots of spice. The fruit takes a few hours to open up, so please decant this if you are going to drink now.

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Varietal:

Merlot

- A very popular red grape variety found in the great wines of St. Emilion and Pomerol. It is the most planted variety in Bordeaux, and it has also become an extremely fashionable red in many regions including California. Although it has a reputation to be smooth, and easy to drink when young, Merlot is also capable of producing extremely intense wines as well. It is often used as a blending agent with Cabernet Sauvignon.
Country:

France

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Sub-Region:

Bordeaux

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Specific Appellation:

Saint Emilion