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