Château Franc Mayne, St-Emilion Grand Cru Classé 2012
The 6 hectares of 30 year old vines on this right bank estate are planted mainly to Merlot with about 10% of Cabernet Franc. This classic, well-priced claret has weathered well, showing savoury leather, cedar, oak and spice flavours along with ripe plum fruit. It has a few years in it yet, but is nice mature drinking now.
Taster: Tina Gellie
Fragrant red berry, Merlot expression. Supple mid palate. Long, firm, calcaire finish.
Taster: James Lawther MW
Tasted: April 2013