Peter Maude Fine Wines
2022, Château Grand Mayne, SAINT-ÉMILION Grand Cru
$80.50 inc. GST
Bordeaux Blend: Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon
The 2022 Grand Mayne offers up generous aromas of sweet berry fruit, spices, espresso roast and new oak, followed by a medium to full-bodied, rich and fleshy palate with a broad, velvety attack and a deep core of fruit framed by powdery tannins that assert themselves on the youthfully chewy finish. This is a ripe, gourmand Saint-Émilion that represents a generous but balanced interpretation of the vintage. If its élevage remains in the background by the time it's in bottle, it may make my review look conservative. 91-93 William Kelley, Wine Advocate.
The Nony family has produced a silky, intense, balanced but fully charged wine in 2022, with muscular tannic construction, plenty of layers, edges of smoked caramel, blueberry and bilberry fruit, deep colour extraction, cinammon and clove that make the oak impact pretty evident. This is impressive, with ageing ability. 93 Jane Anson, Decanter.
The 2022 Grand Mayne is a fabulous example of the year. Rich and radiant, it offers up sweet red cherry/plum fruit, spice, graphite, mocha, dried flowers and a kiss of sweet French oak. This generous, plush Saint-Émilion deftly marries textural richness with energy as it shows off the unique balance that makes the best wines of this vintage so alluring. There is a bit of new oak that needs to integrate, but there is more than enough depth for that to happen. The 2022 is beautifully put together and poised in the early going. It’s a superb Grand Mayne in the making. 94-96 Antonio Galloni, Vinous.
Drinking Window: 2032 - 2067