1995 Grand Mayne, St-Emilion
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
An unqualified sleeper of the vintage, the opaque purple-colored 1995 Grand-Mayne displays a sweet, creamy, black raspberry-scented nose with subtle notes of smoky, toasty oak. Both powerful and elegant, this wine exhibits layers of richness, nicely integrated acidity and tannin, and an impressive full-bodied, long finish. This offering should be drinkable early, and keep for over a decade. Anticipated maturity: 2000-2013.
In-your-face aromas of toasted oak, ripe berries and chocolate. Full-bodied, with loads of ripe fruit and a long, smoke and berry finish. Absolutely moreish. Best from 2002 through 2006.
4 out of 5 Stars from Decanter: "Good structure and grip and very good length. Will develop very well." Add Grand Mayne to your list of Chateaux to follow. About 1/2 kilometer from Angelus, this St. Emilion Chateau has a history going back to 1767.