2010 Franc Mayne, St-Emilion

SKU #1198330 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)

91 points Wine Enthusiast

 A balanced and structured wine that shows fine acidity, berry fruits and dashing acidity. With the balance already there, it is developing well in barrel, promising a stylish wine down the road. (RV)  (6/2011)

90 points James Suckling

 This is very silky and refined, with blueberry and cherry character, a medium body and a fine finish. Pretty fruit and structure.  (2/2014)

Jancis Robinson

 Rather sweet and sumptuous on the nose – as though some particularly snazzy oak were implicated. Good freshness and texture. Real energy and polish. Though it does finish pretty dry and suddenly.  (2/2014)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 More closed than I remember from barrel, but at the very minimum showing excellent potential, this wine is rich, with dense black currant and black cherry fruit as well as hints of cedar wood, vanillin and loamy, earthy notes. It is medium to full-bodied, rich and long in the mouth. I suspect there is more than meets the eye to this somewhat closed, masculine style of St.-Emilion. Forget it for 3-4 years and drink it over the next 15 years. (RP)  (2/2013)

K&L Notes

This wine is absolutely delicious now with one hour decanting---or cellar it up to ten years. Tons of blackberry aromas and flavors. Perfect with a nice steak dinner. -CBjr

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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.

By: Clyde Beffa Jr. | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/7/2015 | Send Email
An absolute steal here. These one hundred cases will sell out quickly. Blackberry aromas and cherry flavors. Super wine to cellar a few years or decant two hours.
Drink from 2016 to 2020

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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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Bordeaux

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Specific Appellation:

Saint Emilion