2012 Grand-Mayne Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 5L
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WE 93 JS 92 JL 91 WS 91 VN 90
WE 93

Wine Enthusiast, April 2013

(91–93 points) Barrel sample. This spicy wine, aged in new wood, is rich and full with blackberry flavors. It's opulent in texture with layers of new oak that reverberate through the wine. ROGER VOSS
JS 92

jamessuckling.com, February 2015

This is very intense for the vintage with blueberry, light coffee and wet earth character. Full body, silky and polished tannins and a long, long finish. Excellent. Better in 2018.
JL 91

TheWineCellarInsider.com, March 2015

Medium bodied, finesse expression of St. Emilion leaves you with a soft, silky textured wine, sweet, ripe, juicy cherries and kirsch and a silky, smooth finish. The wine was made from a blend of 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet...
WS 91

Wine Spectator, March 2015

Very polished, with a flattering feel up front and lots of ripe plum, blackberry paste and blueberry reduction notes at the core. Shows some serious grip on the back end, with ganache and graphite accents joining a...
VN 90

Vinous, January 2016

The 2012 Grand Mayne is dark and brooding in the glass. Ripe black cherries, blueberry jam, mocha, licorice and new leather are some of the many notes that fill out the wine's big, broad shouldered frame. A voluptuous yet...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Saint Emilion
Vintage 2012
Size 5L
Percent alcohol 14%

The 2012 Grand-Mayne is a Bordeaux Blend from the renowned Saint Emilion region in Bordeaux, France. This red wine exudes elegance and sophistication, showcasing the true craftsmanship of the Grand-Mayne winery. With a deep, garnet color, it immediately captivates the eye and promises an indulgent experience.

On the nose, the wine presents an intense bouquet, revealing layers of aromas that entice the senses. The scent of blueberry is prominent, accompanied by hints of light coffee and wet earth, creating a harmonious and complex profile.

Upon the first sip, the full-bodied nature of this wine becomes apparent. Silky and polished tannins caress the palate, enhancing the overall smoothness of the wine. The flavors of ripe black cherries and blueberry jam dominate, intertwining with notes of mocha, licorice, and new leather. These rich and indulgent flavors are beautifully balanced, creating a wine that is both powerful and refined.

The 2012 Grand-Mayne has received high praise from esteemed wine critics. James Suckling awarded it an impressive score of 92, highlighting its intensity and long, lingering finish. Vinous also commends this wine, awarding it a score of 90 and noting its dark and brooding character. The Wine Enthusiast gives it a score of 93, praising its opulent texture and layers of new oak. Wine Spectator awards it 91 points, emphasizing its polished and flattering feel, with a grip on the back end. Jeff Leve describes it as a medium-bodied wine with finesse, featuring sweet, ripe, juicy cherries and a silky smooth finish.

With an alcohol content of 14.0%, this wine possesses the perfect balance between power and elegance. It is recommended to cellar this wine until 2018 to allow it to further develop and reach its full potential.

The 2012 Grand-Mayne is a true gem from the Saint Emilion region, showcasing the artistry and finesse of Bordeaux winemaking. It is a wine that demands attention and promises an exceptional drinking experience.