2010 Franc Mayne, St-Emilion

SKU #1198330 94 points James Suckling

 Fabulous aromas of crushed blueberries and minerals with flowers follow through to a full body, with solid fruit and tannin structure and a long, long finish. Very intense. Better than 2009. Try in 2017.  (2/2013)

92 points Wine Spectator

 This delivers the profile of the vintage, with spice-infused raspberry, boysenberry and blackberry fruit coursing along nicely, followed by delineated anise and spice notes, all carried by a racy graphite spine. Rock-solid and nicely balanced, this should age elegantly. Best from 2014 through 2024. (JM, Web-2013)

K&L Notes

One of our best-selling Bordeaux...when we can keep it in stock. 2010 was a remarkable vintage in Bordeaux and this is one of our favorite value highlights. Franc Mayne is not a big name - it rarely sees shelves at US retailers and when it does you might often find it well into the $40s. Most of that is due to the relatively limited production - only 1400 cases are made every year - a level akin to the elusive and elite of St. Emilion.

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Staff Image By: Clyde Beffa Jr. | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/24/2017 | Send Email
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An absolute steal here. Normally $50 a bottle.These last 90 cases will sell out quickly. We sold the first 100 in two weeks last year. Blackberry aromas and cherry flavors. Super wine to cellar a few years or decant one hour. Just tasted August 2017-All fruit and very little tannin. Amazingly forward for a 2010.
Drink from 2017 to 2025

Staff Image By: Gary Westby | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/22/2017 | Send Email
The 2010 Franc Mayne is a flashy, dark, rich, powerful wine that drinks great today. When we were tasting it, a colleague suggested that it tasted like a fancy Napa Cabernet, and I agree... All you would need to do is add $100 to the price tag! If you like dense, dark red wine, this is a deal not to be missed.

Staff Image By: Steve Bearden | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/15/2016 | Send Email
This super value from a spectacular vintage has a fat middle of creamy boysenberry fruit, dark chocolate, spice and a glycerin-like texture right through to the toasty vanilla-tinged finish. There is plenty of structure underneath the masses of fruit and oak flavors, yet this is quite easy to drink.

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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

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them. Click for a list of bestselling items from all of France.
Sub-Region:

Bordeaux

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Specific Appellation:

Saint Emilion