2000 Grand-Mayne 750ml

France - Bordeaux - St Emilion | Grand Cru Classe/ Red / Bordeaux Blend   |     Watch

WA 93   WS 92   IWC 88-91   Collector 92
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Professional Reviews For This Wine


Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

It will be hard for the opaque ruby/purple-colored 2000 to surpass the spectacular 1998, but it appears Grand Mayne is more and more becoming the Lynch Bages of St.-Emilion. The corpulent, fleshy, hedonistic 2000 is loaded with concentrated black fruits infused with vanilla and espresso notes. Large-scaled and delicious, it is an attention-getter, but not overdone. The oak is beautifully integrated, the acidity low, and the tannin sizeable but ripe. A blockbuster effort, this admirably pure and balanced wine will be at its finest between 2005-2018. P.S. It held up five days in bottle without any trace of oxidation.

Drink Dates: 2005-2018
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 146

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

Impressive. Very dark and deep for a red. Intense aromas of crushed blackberries, raspberries and black licorice. Full-bodied, with chewy tannins and a long finish. A big, thick red. A modern, exciting St.-Emilion. Try it.

Drink Dates: 2008+
Author: James Suckling


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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 88-91

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.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 102

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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 94
Author: John A920
Tasted On: 06/29/2010
Just outstanding!

Rating: 93
Author: RhoneRanger
Trust Rating: 91
Tasted On: 12/01/2010

Rating: 92
Author: Miguel L
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 09/10/2009
Drink Dates: 2008-2018
Second bottle of six, and it is terrific. Young, dark and vibrant. Earthy and blue fruit nose, poised. Full bodied, with a core of black fruit, oak well integrated. In balance and long. I am enjoying this cache of Grand Cru Classe from St Emilion. Long life ahead.

Rating: 91
Author: Phil the Greek
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 10/28/2011
An overwhelming nose of black cherries and liquorice. Very soft and sweet with plenty of forest fruits and plummy as it breathed. No acidity at all, I personally like some to be present. A lovely wine, but time to drink up.

Rating: 90
Author: Daniel B
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 03/01/2003
Drink Dates: 2007-2017
This wine usually sees 80% new French oak aging. Great color with medium thick legs showing moderate coloration. Right now, the wine only shows sweet spicy oak in the nose but there are plenty of deep dark fruits lying underneath. Cherry, berry, and cedar flavors. Quite good, but not as exciting as I expected.

Average rating: 88, based on 8 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

1606 bottles owned by 292 collectors.

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Wine Varietal: Bordeaux Blend


Six varieties are permitted to be used in a red Bordeaux blend: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot, and, less frequently, Carmenere. Each lends a specific characteristic to the finished blends, most of which are dominated by large percentages of either Cabernet Sauvignon, which brings aromatics and age-ability, or Merlot, which adds softness and body. In the Bordeaux region, Cabernet blends are found on the Left Bank and Merlot on the Right.

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