2000 Grand Mayne, St-Emilion

SKU #1006588 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 A consistent winner in both quality and value, the dark plum/garnet-tinged 2000 Grand-Mayne reveals a sweet nose of blueberry pie intermixed with forest floor and floral undertones. Deep, opulent, round, and full-bodied, it is a fully mature St.-Emilion that should drink well for another decade. (RP)  (6/2010)

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Full ruby. Currants, coffee and roasted, nutty oak on the nose. Rich and vinous, with lovely inner-mouth perfume. Nicely sweetened by oaky torrefaction. Quite suave and subtle on the back end, with fine but firm tannins. (ST)  (5/2002)

91 points Wine Enthusiast

 A modern, smooth wine, with polished fruit and a dark purple color. The wine is full of new wood, but still dominated by liquorice and dark chocolate flavors. It should develop relatively quickly, over the next 10 years. (RV)  (6/2003)

90 points Wine Spectator

 Solid, if a bit on the gutsy side, with plum and blueberry compote notes that have some freshness, while the charcoal- and ganache-lined grip winds up winning out by a hair in the end. About at peak, and for fans of the style.--2000 Bordeaux blind retrospective. (JM, Web-2016)

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By: Ralph Sands | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 2/5/2013 | Send Email
Really tastes like old vine Merlot! It has deep black fruit with leathery, earthy hints and richbut- a-touch-rustic tannins. A very long wine, and a textbook 2000.

By: Leah Greenstein | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 1/14/2013 | Send Email
If you've got a little room in your wine-buying budget, but don't have a large selection of aged wine in your cellar for drinking now, this St-Emilion should be on your shopping list. Minerally and rich, with plummy black fruit, pipe tobacco, cocoa powder and clove. Finesseful and balanced.

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Saint Emilion