St-Emilion 1GCC & GCC 2010: panel tasting results

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These structured, ageworthy wines pleased our judges on the whole, but they criticised the high oak,
extraction and alcohols in many examples, which masked their vineyard character. Nevertheless, two wines were awarded Outstanding and 17 wines Highly Recommended - see all 19 St Emilion 2010s here...
St Emilion 2010, Château Franc Mayne
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Château Franc Mayne, GCC
Decanter average score:
17pts/20 (90/100pts)
Individual judges’ scores: Stephen Brook 17 James Lawther MW 17.25 Steven Spurrier 17
Muted cherry compote nose, with a touch of brine. Broad, rich and emphatic, lots of ripe extraction but also some fragrance, with good, natural tannins. Rich, black chocolate fruit – exuberantly modern.
Price £28.40–£35.90 (2009) Christopher Keiller, Farr Vintners, Fine & Rare, Tesco Wine by the Case, Vintage Holdings
Drink 2015–2030
Alc 14.5%

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