Chateau Grand Mayne Saint Emilion Grand Cru (Grand Cru Classe) 2016

108.00 SGD -9%

98.00 SGD
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Sommelier's Notes

A vineyard overlooked by a manor built at the end of the 16th century, Mayne can trace its 200-year history back to the Laveau family who acquired it in 1685. The attentive and loving care of Jean Laveau raised the vineyard to the highest level, as evidenced by the wine prices and praises in the Féret, the reputed 1846 Bordeaux wine directory.Together with Figeac and Soutard, Mayne was at the time one of the most important estates in St. Émilion.


With no direct heirs, the Laveau empire was eventually dispersed amongst family heirs. Various owners succeeded until the beginning of the 20th century when the Nony family became the owners of what had become “Grand Mayne.”It was in fact in 1934 that Jean Nony, a successful wine merchant established in the Chartrons trading district of Bordeaux, acquired the property from Noël Berbudeau.


Grand Mayne represents a homogeneous group of stone buildings. Built in the 16th and 17th centuries, the château towers the vineyard where it sits.The outhouses adjoining the château were built in the 17th century with stone excavated from regional limestone quarries. The architects sought to protect the château from intrusions and westerly ocean winds by constructing a long building facing due west, whose rhythm is harmoniously broken in its centre by a close, paved semicircular arch through which horse-drawn carriages could ride in.


Over the years, a monumental wine cellar and outbuildings have completed this vast complex bordered by long rubble stone walls.As for the vineyard of Grand Mayne, it grows in a single unit in an ideal natural amphitheatre on the hillside and at the foot of St. Émilion.


The 17 hectare St. Emilion vineyard of Grand Mayne is planted to 78% Merlot, 19% Cabernet Franc and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon.


The vines are on average close to 30 years of age.


At 55 meters above sea level, ideally facing south and west, the vines are planted on a clay-limestone hillside and, at its foot, on clay soil to the south and clayey sand soil to the west. The situation and typology of these soils offer great potential to the vineyard. Located exactly in the geographic centre of the commune of St. Émilion, the château is 1.5 km west of the village at the foot of a limestone plateau.The rigorous work of the vineyard is of the utmost importance at Grand Mayne.


Each parcel of vines is considered a wine-growing entity in its own right. Thus, the vines on the slopes are grassed to prevent erosion while those on clay soil and clayey-sand soil are ploughed.Bordelaise pruning, disbudding and suckering, green harvests, double manual leaf-thinning, plot management are all technical choices that give the grapes the best qualitative prospects.


Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Grand Mayne features fragrant kirsch, redcurrant jelly and black plums scents with touches of garrigue, mossy bark and Sichuan pepper. Full-bodied, rich and densely laden with vibrant red and black fruits, it has a plush frame and very long, earth-laced finish.


Robert Parker


Awards


94 Robert Parker

93 Jeb Dunnuck

93 Vinous

92 James Suckling

92 Wine Enthusiast

92 Wine Spectator

17/20 Jancis Robinson

Usually Bought Together

REGION: Bordeaux - AOC Saint Emilion
Appellation: Saint-Emilion
Region: Bordeaux - AOC Saint Emilion
Estate: Chateau Grand Mayne
Grapes: Merlot 85% Cabernet Franc 15%
Did you know?: Mayne can trace its 200-year history back to the Laveau family who acquired it in 1685. Together with Figeac and Soutard, Mayne was at the time one of the most important estates in St. Émilion.
Specifications
Medium to deep garnet-purple colored
The 2016 Grand Mayne features fragrant kirsch, redcurrant jelly and black plums scents with touches of garrigue, mossy bark and Sichuan pepper
Full-bodied, rich and densely laden with vibrant red and black fruits, it has a plush frame and very long, earth-laced finish.
16 C
Good match with Red Meat, Game.
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