2010 Franc Mayne, St-Emilion
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)
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)
This is very silky and refined, with blueberry and cherry character, a medium body and a fine finish. Pretty fruit and structure.
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.
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)
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