Een weetje: Louis Mitjaville van Tertre Roteboeuf consulteert op Grand Mayne en de resultaten mogen er zijn: Grand Mayne 2016 is van het allerhoogste niveau met spectaculaire scores van de hand van Neal Martin, Jeannie Cho Lee of Jancis Robinson. Deze Saint Emilion is incontournable in 2016.
IN DE PERS
94 Neal Martin – vinous.com (Januari 2019)
The 2016 Grand Mayne has a sensual, pure bouquet of lush crushed strawberry fruit mixed with raspberry and rose petals. The oak is very well integrated here, just oozing class. The palate is medium-bodied with succulent tannin, a fine bead of acidity and a smooth, velvety finish that beckons you back for another sip. This is a triumph, one of the best that Jean-Antoine Nony has overseen. Drink 2022-2045.
94-96 Neal Martin – The Wine Advocate Issue #230 - robertparker.com (April 2017)
The 2016 Grand-Mayne is a very different wine from those of old when sometimes it could be pushed too much in the winery. Certainly, the addition of Louis Mitjavile, François's son, has had a positive impact upon Grand-Mayne in the last two or three years. This is very elegant and refined, displaying more terroir characteristics with a gorgeous herbal lift, almost as if owner Jean-Antoine Nony had used some stems! The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, crisp acidity, almost Pomerol-like in style with more mineralité and refinement on the finish. This is a new style of Grand-Mayne, and frankly, it is one of the best I have tasted from this Saint Emilion estate. Drink: 2022-2045.
93 Antonio Galloni - vinous.com (Januari 2019)
The 2016 Grand Mayne has turned out beautifully. Fresh, perfumed and nuanced, the 2016 is super-appealing. Sweet red berry, blood orange, mint and flowers add energy to an expressive Saint-Émilion that is texturally rich and also vibrant. I really like the sheer energy of the 2016. This is a wine of real character. Drink 2022-2041.
89-92 Antonio Galloni – vinous.com (April 2017)
94 Lisa Perrotti-Brown - robertparker.com (December 2018)
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. Drink 2020-2034.
89 Jane Anson – decanter.com (April 2017)
This walks the line between extraction and freshness, with slick damson fruits and oak that stands up to attention, imparting a cinnamon biscuit feel. It's contemporary and enjoyable, but just seems to speak of cellar more than vineyard.
95 Jeannie Cho Lee – jeanniecholee.com (April 2017)
17/20 Jancis Robinson – jancisrobinson.com (April 2017)
Blackish crimson. Lots of ripe black fruits plus a bit of freshness. Quite zesty and appealing with a beginning, middle and end. Really quite successful and punchy. Lightly sandpapery tannins but long and well balanced. Really quite luscious. With an appetising saltiness on the end. Drink: 2023-2038.
89-92 James Molesworth - Wine Spectator – winespectator.com (April 2017)
The dusty edge that this sports from the beginning lingers throughout, while the core of plum, anise and blackberry meanders through. It’s ripe but lacks some energy.
91-93 Roger Voss – wineenthusiast.com (April 2017)
94-95 Bettane & Desseauve (April 2017)
18/20 René Gabriel – WeinWisser (April 2017)
92 of 16,5/20 Jean-Marc Quarin – quarin.com (April 2017)
17/20 Le Figaro Vin (April 2017)
17-18/20 Gault & Millau (April 2017)
Grand Mayne brengt een Saint Emilion "moderne stijl". De eigenaars, de familie Nony, bezorgen hun wijnen een complete smaakervaring en een krachtige, directe persoonlijkheid. De wijngaard strekt zich uit over 17 hectare.